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Sonja Stills, trailblazer in the making
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Sonja Stills, trailblazer in the making

NORFOLK, VA — Sonja Stills made history as the first female commissioner of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Division I. Before working for the conference, Stills received her bachelor’s degree in human services counseling from Old Dominion University and her master’s degree in counseling from Hampton University. She … Continue reading

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Charlamagne Tha God on advocating for mental health and healing of Black trauma
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Charlamagne Tha God on advocating for mental health and healing of Black trauma

By Ian Williams NORFOLK, VA — Charlamagne Tha God came to Norfolk State University for the first time as a speaker for the Mass Communications and Journalism Department’s 2022 MCJR Week. Charlamagne spoke about overcoming obstacles during his childhood in South Carolina, failed career attempts, establishing his platform and using life experiences to create other … Continue reading

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

Faculty strike uncovers financial missteps at Howard University
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Faculty strike uncovers financial missteps at Howard University

WASHINGTON, DC — Howard University made headlines once again as teaching staff and adjunct faculty threatened to walk off of the job on the grounds of inadequate pay and other unfair labor practices. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 500 represents over 150 non-tenure-track professors and 200 adjunct faculty. They are “among the lowest-paid … Continue reading

Michele Ghee preaches importance of progress at MCJR Awards Luncheon
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Michele Ghee preaches importance of progress at MCJR Awards Luncheon

NORFOLK, VA — The CEO of EBONY and Jet Magazine Michele Ghee graced the campus of Norfolk State University (NSU) during MCJR Week. As CEO of the two publications, she catered to the media age by creating digital covers, launched EBONY Studios to increase Black storytelling and worked to revive Jet Magazine, the historic news … 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

NSU Baseball’s partnership with the Norfolk Tides offers new possibilities–on and off the diamond 
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NSU Baseball’s partnership with the Norfolk Tides offers new possibilities–on and off the diamond 

NORFOLK, VA — For the first time in five years, Norfolk State University’s baseball program renewed its annual exhibition game with the Norfolk Tides, the triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, at Harbor Park Stadium on April 4. The Spartans showcased several highlights in the seven-inning matchup despite suffering a 14-1 loss against the professional … Continue reading

2022-2023 SGA president and vice president, mister and miss NSU announced
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2022-2023 SGA president and vice president, mister and miss NSU announced

NORFOLK, VA — Tyreese Davis and Justis Fisher were crowned the 2022-2023 mister and miss Norfolk State University, along with Indya Richards and Myles Perry who won their election as the 2022-2023 Student Government Association president and vice president. The winners were announced at the Mister and Miss NSU Pageant.   The three contestants for Miss … Continue reading

Q&A: Kaylah Moseley-Pressley, author of “Ain’t Nobody But You”
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Q&A: Kaylah Moseley-Pressley, author of “Ain’t Nobody But You”

NORFOLK, VA — The award-winning novelist and author of “Moby Dick,” Herman Melville once said, “To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.”  The quote resonates with more upcoming authors like Kaylah Moseley-Pressley (KP), a senior at Norfolk State University.  Moseley-Pressley wrote her first book, “Ain’t Nobody But You,” on January 24. … Continue reading

Norfolk State virtual 5k raised over $50,000 for students
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Norfolk State virtual 5k raised over $50,000 for students

By Kingsley Hunter CHESAPEAKE, VA — Norfolk State University’s student organizations and alumni raised $56,783 at last week’s first-ever Virtual 5k Walk/Run for Scholars. There were 698 donors and 161 fundraisers, and the money will go to funding student scholarships.  NSU student leaders and alum put their cardiovascular work on display by walking or running … 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