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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

Hilton dips toe in ‘sharing economy’ with Uber partnership
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Hilton dips toe in ‘sharing economy’ with Uber partnership

  Hilton is hailing the ride sharing service Uber to help guests reach its hotels and then explore the city where they are staying. The companies said Tuesday, September 1, that Hilton guests will be able to set up automatic notifications to request Uber rides to and from the chain’s hotels worldwide. Members of the … Continue reading

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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

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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Va. inmate awaiting transfer to mental health facility dies

Va. inmate awaiting transfer to mental health facility dies PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A jail official in Portsmouth says a man awaiting transfer to a mental health facility was found dead in his cell. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1KtqgLK) says 24-year-old Jamycheal Mitchell’s body was found at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail four months after he was charged … 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

New electric car charging station opens in Richmond
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New electric car charging station opens in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond’s Main Street Station parking lot is now home to an electric car charging station. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1MPDcfa) reports that the city’s first DC Fast Charging Electric Vehicle Charging Station has opened. Michael Phillips of Virginia Clean Cities says the station can boost a battery to 80 percent of its … Continue reading

Uproar over suggestive banners hung near a Virginia campus
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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