Sierra Jenkins, beyond the walls of journalism
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Sierra Jenkins, beyond the walls of journalism

NORFOLK, VA — To know Sierra Jenkins was to know that while she was graceful, she was also not afraid to stand up for herself and others. Jenkins, a reporter for The Virginian-Pilot, was one of three lives claimed by Chicho’s Pizza Backstage shooting in downtown Norfolk on March 19. She was 25 years old.  … Continue reading

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Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett talks future of vaccine research
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Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett talks future of vaccine research

NORFOLK, VA — Students, faculty, and staff came to the Brown Memorial Hall Theater as Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett spoke as the keynote speaker of the RISE 2022 Conference. Dr. Corbett, who is one of the leading scientists responsible for developing the Moderna mRNA vaccine, sat down with Dr. Felicia Mebane, Interim Executive Director for the … Continue reading

Hampton University opens its doors to Ukraine students
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Hampton University opens its doors to Ukraine students

HAMPTON, VA — Last month, Hampton University announced that they would assist students affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In a press release, the local Historical Black College/University (HBCU) stated, “In a humanitarian effort to help those college students and families affected by the current conflict in Ukraine, Hampton President Dr. William R. Harvey … Continue reading

<strong>Norfolk State reacts to historic U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson</strong>
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Norfolk State reacts to historic U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

NORFOLK, VA — On April 7, 2022, shockwaves were sent through the legal world when a bipartisan group of Senators voted to confirm the nomination of Honorable Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the 116th Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  Jackson’s nomination marks the first time an African American woman has been … Continue reading

Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston appointed to White House board of advisors on HBCUs
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Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston appointed to White House board of advisors on HBCUs

NORFOLK, VA — President Joe Biden appointed Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston, president of Norfolk State University, to serve on the White House Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). “I am honored to serve on President Biden’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” Dr. Adams-Gaston said. “I appreciate the confidence … Continue reading

NSU Men’s Basketball wins NCAA opener, face Gonzaga Saturday, tickets available today
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NSU Men’s Basketball wins NCAA opener, face Gonzaga Saturday, tickets available today

The Spartans are still dancing! The Norfolk State men’s basketball team defeated Appalachian State 54-53 Thursday night in the NCAA Tournament First Four, earning a date with No. 1 overall seed and unbeaten Gonzaga at 9:20 ET Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The game will be televised live on TBS. As with … Continue reading

Sen. Kaine speaks to Norfolk State students about COVID-19, the pandemic, and health disparities facing people of color
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Sen. Kaine speaks to Norfolk State students about COVID-19, the pandemic, and health disparities facing people of color

A link to the entire Zoom event is provided at the end of this article. by Siera Jones United States Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) addressed the Norfolk State University community Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 17, during a virtual informational session titled “The Black Family and Healthcare.” The event was hosted by the Center for African American … Continue reading

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Diageo North America commits $10 Million to HBCUs, Norfolk State students to benefit

The North America business of Diageo, a global beverage leader, is committing $10 million to support 25 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), including Norfolk State University. Diageo is also creating permanent endowed funds to provide financial aid grants anticipated to benefit thousands of talented students in need over the coming years. Funds will be … Continue reading

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Norfolk State receives $40 million donation from MacKenzie Scott

Norfolk State University receives the largest single-donor gift in its 85-year history!  President Javaune Adams-Gaston is proud to accept this 40-million-dollar donation from MacKenzie Scott on behalf of the University and notes that this tremendous donation advances the mission of NSU in support of access, student achievement, and academic excellence. The President stated, “We are … Continue reading

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Pharrell Williams effort to launch more minority-owned businesses

Hampton Roads native and music icon Pharrell Williams, a friend and supporter of Norfolk State University, today launched Black Ambition, a non-profit initiative that will provide a bridge to success for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs who are launching tech, design, healthcare, and consumer products/services start-ups. The main goal of the initiative is to level the … Continue reading