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

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