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ODU Adjuncts Draw Attention for Better Work Conditions

February 25, 2015 |

By David Thornton News Editor Bells rang out across the snowy landscape of ODU as professors and students marched to raise awareness for the plight of adjuncts Thursday. The “ring-in” was staged in conjunction with the first International Adjunct Walkout day on Feb. 25, part of a grassroots movement bringing attention to the low pay, […]Read More

Kaufman Mall Seal Missing, Secret Group Claims Responsibility

February 25, 2015 |

By Josh Whitener Assistant News Editor & Sean Davis Editor-in-Chief   Word spread quickly through campus Wednesday that Old Dominion University’s official seal had been stolen. Students passing by the sacred spot in the middle of campus paused to snap pictures of the shallow hole where the seal once resided. Instead of the large shield of St. […]Read More

Letter from the Editor: On Student Apathy and Political Disengagement

February 24, 2015 |

Sean Davis Editor-in-Chief   The Mace staff had a chance to visit the Newseum in Washington D.C. a few months ago. Besides the fact that it was largely a temple of the problematic media elite, a lot of it was really interesting. The spire from the World Trade Center, a section of the Berlin Wall, […]Read More

ODU Hosts Statewide Model United Nations Conference

February 22, 2015 |

By: Sara Fernandez Contributing Writer   Despite the sudden snow fall, high school students from all over Virginia came together last week in Norfolk for the ODU Model United Nations Conference. The 38th ODUMUNC gave students the ability to deal with real world crises, challenged them to mediate arguments between nations and taught them valuable […]Read More

Weathering Octavia Brings Concerns, Complaints

February 21, 2015 |

By Josh Whitener Assistant News Editor On Monday Feb. 16 winter storm Octavia moved across the Hampton Roads area, bringing with it several inches of snow, two days of cancelled classes and delays. ODU sent out an alert at 10:30 a.m. Monday morning alerting student and faculty that the campus would close at 4 p.m.  By […]Read More

Bridging the Gap: Generation Forward

February 21, 2015 |

By David Thornton News Editor Building solidarity within black communities while increasing productive communication between many diverse groups is the goal of one of the newest organizations at ODU, Generation Forward. Their first event, Bridge the Gap, held on Feb. 19, brought together students from ODU and Hampton University, along with members of the Hampton […]Read More

Community Crime Log: 2/1/15-2/15/15

February 20, 2015 |

This log does not include crimes within ODU’s campus Date/Time Occurred Location Description 2/2/2015, 2:00 PM 1600 Block of W 49th St Larceny from auto 2/2/2015, 2:00 PM 1600 Block of W 49th St Burglary 2/6/2015, 12:00 AM 1500 Block of W 39th St Robbery 2/7/2015, 1:15 AM 3800 Block of Colley Ave Robbery 2/7/2015, […]Read More

Campus Crime Log: 2/1/15-2/15/15

February 17, 2015 |

This log include major crimes within ODU’s campus Date/Time Reported Location Description 02/02/2015,  1:58 PM Dominion House Larceny from a vehicle 02/02/2015,  5:12 PM 7-11 Larceny 02/02/2015, 12:41 AM Hampton Blvd & W 42nd St Simple Assault 02/03/2015, 11:39 AM 4600 Block Hampton Blvd Hit and Run – Property Damage 02/03/2015, 3:23 PM Scotland House […]Read More

With Love From Me To You

February 14, 2015 |

By Alyse Stanley Senior Writer The Old Dominion University Women’s Center encouraged students to share their support for those affected by sexual assault with their Valentine for Survivors craft tables. Led by the Women’s Center’s own M-Power peer educators, students glitter-glued and bedazzled Valentine’s Day posters with inspiring messages to show rape survivors their love […]Read More

Laci Green Schools ODU on Sex

February 14, 2015 | 1

By Alyse Stanley Senior Writer Students have passed out at previous presentations, YouTube personality Laci Green warned as she began her “Best Sex Ever” lecture on Feb 9.  She clicked to the next slide: a close-up photograph of a woman’s genitalia.  Even though the room was full of college students (or perhaps especially because the […]Read More

Letter From The Technology Editor

February 13, 2015 |

By Rashad McDowell Technology Editor Here at the Mace & Crown, we pride ourselves on bringing quality news stories to our readership. While our primary focus is, and has always been, the activities and events that involve the ODU community at large, sometimes our stories do stray away. This has been the case much of […]Read More

Queer Representation in Media

February 8, 2015 |

By Sara Fernandez Contributing writer Queer Studies students presented “Queering Pop Culture:  How Pop Culture has Influenced and Been Influenced by Queer Communities” at ODU’s Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday morning. Three students gave their own unique presentations about how the LGBTQ community was represented in the media using examples in DC comics, Marvel comics […]Read More