Uproar over suggestive banners hung near a Virginia campus
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Uproar over suggestive banners hung near a Virginia campus

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A fraternity has suspended activities at a university chapter in Virginia after an uproar over sexually suggestive banners hung from a private home where several of that fraternity’s members live. Sigma Nu’s national organization said it suspended the fraternity’s activities at Old Dominion University in Norfolk pending completion of its investigation. … Continue reading

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Virginia Secretary of Education to speak at NSU Fall 2015 Opening Conference

(NSU Newsroom—Aug. 12, 2015)—Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton will be one of the guest speakers at the Norfolk State University Opening Conference which will be held in the L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center on Aug. 17 at 9 a.m. Holton will provide educational remarks to nearly 1,000 Norfolk State University faculty, staff, and administrators, many … Continue reading

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Virginia School for Deaf and Blind names new superintendent

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — The Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind has named Pat Trice as superintendent. Trice had served as interim superintendent since longtime superintendent Nancy Armstrong retired last summer. The News Leader (http://bit.ly/1eAN6od ) reports that the school’s Board of Visitors unanimously approved Trice’s appointment on Friday. The board has been discussing the school’s direction … Continue reading

Virginia

3 foundations donate $1M to Birthplace of Country Music

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — The Birthplace of Country Music expects to use a new $1 million donation for programming, exhibits, improvements and as a cash reserve. The Bristol Herald Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1Iy8Wjd ) the nonprofit organization’s executive director Leah Ross made the announcement Tuesday. The Birthplace of Country Music is a music tourism promotional organization. Three local … Continue reading

Virginia attorney general announces rescue plan for college
Campus Life / Education

Virginia attorney general announces rescue plan for college

Prominent alumnae of Sweet Briar College are rejoicing over a mediated settlement to keep the 114-year-old Virginia women’s college open, a rescue deal that caps frantic monthslong efforts to stave off a planned August closure. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced the settlement Saturday, saying $12 million raised by determined alumnae to keep the women’s … Continue reading

Virginia

Virginia School for Deaf and Blind names new superintendent

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — The Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind has named Pat Trice as superintendent. Trice had served as interim superintendent since longtime superintendent Nancy Armstrong retired last summer. The News Leader (http://bit.ly/1eAN6od ) reports that the school’s Board of Visitors unanimously approved Trice’s appointment on Friday. The board has been discussing … Continue reading

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Correction: Virginia State-Probation story

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a story June 12 about accreditation at Virginia State University, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the school was placed on six months’ probation by its accrediting agency. The school has received a six months’ warning, which is a less severe sanction than probation. A corrected version of the story … Continue reading

Education

Virginia School for Deaf and Blind names new superintendent

The Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind has named Pat Trice as superintendent. Trice had served as interim superintendent since longtime superintendent Nancy Armstrong retired last summer. The News Leader (http://bit.ly/1eAN6od ) reports that the school’s Board of Visitors unanimously approved Trice’s appointment on Friday. The board has been discussing the school’s direction to … Continue reading