‘Slave Trade’ video game altered after social media backlash
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‘Slave Trade’ video game altered after social media backlash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An educational video game has been edited following a social media backlash over a scene depicting slaves being packed into a ship. The creators of “Playing History: Slave Trade” removed a level Monday which featured black slave characters being dropped into a ship similar to the video game “Tetris.” “Apologies to … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Virginia

Randolph-Macon College breaks enrollment record

ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — A record number of students have enrolled at Randolph-Macon College for the fall semester. Randolph-Macon President Robert R. Lindgren says enrollment topped 1,420 students. The total includes 60 transfer students, which also is a record, and 413 incoming freshmen. The college says enrollment has exceeded 1,300 students for four consecutive years. … Continue reading

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University of Mary Washington welcomes nearly 1,400 students

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The University of Mary Washington is welcoming nearly1,400 freshmen and transfer students to campus. The school says students began arriving on Thursday. Classes for the fall semester begin on Monday. The students include about 1,000 freshmen, representing the largest first-year class in the University’s 107-year history. About 13 percent of the … Continue reading

Business / Campus Life / Education / National

SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — Weeks into his presidency at Sweet Briar College, Phillip C. Stone still marvels at the energy of passionate alumnae who helped save the school just a few months ago from the fate of dozens of other women’s colleges: closure. But he knows without a serious change in fortune, the salvation … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Virginia

Uproar over suggestive banners hung near a Virginia campus

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A fraternity has suspended activities at a university chapter in Virginia after an uproar over sexually suggestive banners hung from a private home where several of that fraternity’s members live. Sigma Nu’s national organization said it suspended the fraternity’s activities at Old Dominion University in Norfolk pending completion of its investigation. … Continue reading

Harvard launches ‘virtual classroom’ for students anywhere
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Harvard launches ‘virtual classroom’ for students anywhere

BOSTON (AP) — The newest classroom at Harvard’s business school has no desks or chairs. Instead, the professor teaches facing a towering digital screen that stretches from wall to wall, filled with the live video feeds of up to 60 students tuned in from their computers. In the futuristic classroom, housed in a television studio … Continue reading

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FBC-Paying-College-Athletes

Fresh off a ruling that Northwestern University football players can’t form a union, the NCAA is about to face a more direct challenge to its longstanding policy of not letting schools pay athletes like they’re professionals. A federal judge who issued a landmark decision against the NCAA last year is considering whether to grant class-action … Continue reading

Appointments to meet with President Moore
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Appointments to meet with President Moore

President Eddie N. Moore, Jr. has established a year-long schedule of dates and times to meet with Norfolk State University students, faculty and staff. The goal of this outreach effort is to positively engage students, faculty and staff about the University and its repositioning for the future. Meetings are opportunities for the President and his … Continue reading

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Summary of actions by Board of Visitors

The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors held its first meeting of the 2015-2016 academic year Friday, Aug. 28, and voted on actions that included amendments to the Board bylaws, the university’s teaching faculty handbook, and the institution’s Six-Year Plan. The Board also received a special update on the draft Monitoring Report for the Southern Association … Continue reading