Separating earthquake fact from fiction in ‘San Andreas’
Arts & Entertainment / Books / Education

Separating earthquake fact from fiction in ‘San Andreas’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Andreas Fault awakens, unleashing back-to-back jolts that leave a trail of misery from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Skyscrapers crumble. Fires erupt. The letters of the Hollywood Sign topple. Tsunami waves swamp the Golden Gate Bridge. Hollywood’s favorite geologic bad guy is back in “San Andreas” — a fantastical … Continue reading

French school newspaper threatened over Charlie Hebdo issue
Education / Europe / International News

French school newspaper threatened over Charlie Hebdo issue

PARIS (AP) — Teachers, parents and media freedom activists are urging police action after death threats against a French teenager over a school newspaper issue about the extremist attack against satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The 17-year-old student, chief editor of the paper at the Marcelin Berthelot school in the Paris suburb of Saint-Maur des Fosses, … Continue reading

Unequal Schools
Business / Education / National

Unequal Schools

PARIS (AP) — France is trying to shake up a top-down system of teaching, end an elite bilingual program and give schools more say in how students spend their time, saying entrenched inequality in education threatens the country’s future. The plan from the Socialist-led government came after an international study ranked France among the developed … Continue reading

Sweet Briar College among ‘most endangered’ Virginia places
Business / Campus Life / Education / Virginia

Sweet Briar College among ‘most endangered’ Virginia places

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A preservation group’s annual list of the most endangered places in Virginia includes Sweet Briar College, which is scheduled to close in August. Sweet Briar College announced in March it would close because of crushing financial challenges. The 114-year-old women’s college held what could be its final commencement over the weekend … Continue reading

President Moore addresses probation, low enrollment and forging ahead
Business / Campus Life / Education / Local / Spartan Echo TV Videos / Virginia

President Moore addresses probation, low enrollment and forging ahead

An exclusive interview with the Spartan Echo on May 1 The entire interview is available on video below. by Danielle Kirsh, Online/Managing Editor As enrollment declines at Norfolk State University during its probation, some students worry about the status of the university, but not Interim President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. Norfolk State is “totally … Continue reading