Education / News / US

Middle school students given ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ puzzles

  MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) — Parents in a Pennsylvania school district are turning 50 shades of red over word search puzzles given to their middle school students based on an erotic novel and movie. The students were given puzzles based on “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The puzzles contained terms including “spanking,” ”submissive,” ”leather cuffs” and … Continue reading

Education / Local / News / Virginia

Teen charged with bringing gun to regional school in Hampton

  HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy faces charges of bringing a gun to a regional school in Hampton. Hampton police say administrators at New Horizons Regional Education Center detained the student after a faculty member reported seeing what appeared to be a firearm concealed in his clothing. The administrators found the weapon and … Continue reading

Education / US

Opus College of Business Invites Community to “Find Your Answer”

  MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2015–Why would a school put the viability of its core product up for public debate by asking whether an MBA is worthwhile—on its own website? The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business is launching a new webpage and advertising campaign to encourage people to join in thought-provoking discussions and … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Virginia

VCU president calls SATs ‘flawed,’ stressing GPA instead

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University is stressing grades over SAT scores. President Michael Rao announced Tuesday that the Richmond school no longer will require applicants with a high school grade point average of 3.3 or higher to submit SAT scores. He made the announcement during his annual state of the university. … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Virginia

Va. Senate panel OKs mandatory campus sex assault reporting

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Legislation to mandate reporting of alleged campus sexual assaults to police is advancing in the General Assembly. A state Senate subcommittee approved a bill Monday submitted by Republican Sen. Richard Black of Loudoun County that would require any employee of a state college or university who learns of such an … Continue reading

Va. Senate defeats bill to deny immigrants in-state tuition
Education / Politics / Virginia

Va. Senate defeats bill to deny immigrants in-state tuition

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An effort to deny in-state college tuition rates to some immigrants has been narrowly defeated in the Virginia Senate. Introduced by Republican Sen. Richard Black of Loudoun County, it was rejected 20-19 Tuesday, largely along party lines in the Republican-controlled chamber. One Republican, Sen. John Watkins of Powhatan County, voted with … Continue reading

Biden, energy secretary visit Norfolk State University
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Biden, energy secretary visit Norfolk State University

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe joined Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz during a visit to Norfolk State University on Thursday for a discussion on cybersecurity careers. Their visit came days after President Barack Obama committed $25 million in grants to invest in cybersecurity education at historically black … Continue reading

Va. Senate panel votes to override AG on in-state tuition
Campus Life / Education

Va. Senate panel votes to override AG on in-state tuition

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Legislation is advancing in the Virginia Senate to bar some immigrants from attending state colleges at in-state tuition rates. On an 8-7 party-line vote Thursday, the Republican-controlled Education and Health Committee sent to the Senate floor a measure that would override a ruling last year by Democratic Attorney General Mark … Continue reading

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Biden, energy secretary visit Norfolk State University

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe joined Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz during a visit to Norfolk State University on Thursday for a discussion on cybersecurity careers. Their visit came days after President Barack Obama committed $25 million in grants to invest in cybersecurity education at historically black colleges and … Continue reading