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Q&A on SACSCOC probation of NSU

What is the SACSCOC? The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states, including the Commonwealth of Virginia. The SACSCOC (the “Commission”) is a private, nonprofit voluntary organization that is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Are institutions on … Continue reading

MCJR mourns the passing of Dr. Edgerton
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MCJR mourns the passing of Dr. Edgerton

As the Mass Communications and Journalism Department at Norfolk State University celebrates their 40th anniversary, the department also mourns the loss of the founding chair of the original Mass Communications Department, Dr. Wilbert Edgerton. Lelia Burrell of Spartan Echo TV speaks with some of Dr. Edgerton’s colleagues who share their memories of Dr. Edgerton and … Continue reading

Editorial:  President Obama announces new “Call to Arts” initiative
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Editorial: President Obama announces new “Call to Arts” initiative

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary March 20, 2015 Washington, DC – Today President Obama will host the second-annual White House Student Film Festival where he will announce a new Call to Arts Initiative through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency tasked with leading United We Serve, to help inspire and … Continue reading

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Spartan Echo hiring staff for fall 2015

The Spartan Echo is accepting applications now for all editor positions.  Editors will serve during the fall 2015 semester and may receive a performance grant for their service.  Amounts vary by position.  Some work—done from home—will be necessary during the summer break to prepare for the fall semester.  Please see the Spartan Echo staff page … Continue reading

Young African American men more likely to be imprisoned than employed
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Young African American men more likely to be imprisoned than employed

by T’ney Stallings The United States has the highest rate of incarcerated juveniles verses other nations. According to the U.S. Dept. of Justice, about 70,000 juvenile criminal offenders live in detention facilities and about 68 percent are racial minorities. For every 100,000 African American juveniles in the United States, 521 are in a residential facility, compared … Continue reading

NSU releases mandatory sexual assault training
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NSU releases mandatory sexual assault training

An Editorial by Shareen Nicholson On Monday, Feb 9, Norfolk State University launched an online interpersonal violence prevention program called “Not Anymore.” This program is designed to provide information about consent, bystander intervention, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. The purpose of this program is to highlight these issues to help students, faculty … Continue reading

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8 tips for women on professional appearance: Transitioning your wardrobe from college to the office

  by T’ney Stallings After graduating from college, getting a job is next on the to-do list. Transitioning your closet and your appearance is very important. Ladies, I know you love miniskirts and short dresses, but for the work place let’s try to keep them fingertip or even knee length. “A lot of women are … Continue reading