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Mace and Crown | May 25, 2018

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Academics Archives * Mace and Crown

Where you live where you work: ODU’s Virginia Beach campus

September 7, 2017 |

Daija Marrow | Contributing Wrier

Old Dominion University’s Virginia Beach Higher Education campus’ location is meant to ease the stress of commuting that students face. Its motto is, “Where You Live and Where You Work. No Tunnels. No Traffic. No tolls. … Read More

Looking Back in Time: The Mace’s Legacy

June 9, 2017 |

Alex Scruggs | News Editor

The Mace & Crown first laid its paw on campus in 1962, and has been Old Dominion University’s main news source ever since. Although much has changed at ODU, this paper has faithfully remained to document … Read More

Old Dominion University’s Student Tuition Increases

May 5, 2017 |

Daija Marrow | Contributing Writer

On April 27, the Board of Visitors of Old Dominion University confirmed an increase in 2017-18 tuition rates by $300. For the first time in University history, the student health, transportation and general service fees will … Read More

Lieutenant Gubernatorial Candidate Visits Campus

May 3, 2017 |

Justin L.C. Ross | Contributing Writer

Gene Rossi, currently running for the office of Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, spoke to a crowd of Monarchs gathered in Webb Center hosted by the ODU Democrats on April 26. He discussed major issues facing … Read More

Beware: FAFSA Hacked

April 14, 2017 |

Audra Reigle | Assistant Technology Editor

If you’re receiving financial aid of some sort, you’re probably aware of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Each year, students are asked to fill it out in order to receive financial aid for … Read More

Death of a Hero; Remembering Naqib

September 11, 2016 |

<h5>Girish Sreevatsan and Saamia Aslam Staff Writer & Contributing Writer</h5>

Naqib Ahmad Khpulwak, an ODU graduate, was killed during the attack at the American University of Afghanistan. Khpulwak died a hero at the hands of the very thing he was working hard … Read More

2016 State of the University Address Delivered on August 24

September 7, 2016 |

By Saamia Aslam Contributing Writer

The State of the University Address was delivered by President John R. Broderick on August 24 in the Ted Constant Convocation Center. Attendees were encouraged to bring canned food items to support the Foodbank of Southern … Read More

Class of 2016 Sets Record for Largest Graduating Class of Monarchs

May 16, 2016 |

Morgan Engelhardt News Editor

Old Dominion University recently welcomed over 3,100 students into their alumni community, setting the record for the university’s largest ever graduating class. On May 6 and 7, three graduation ceremonies were held, each lasting about two and … Read More

A Retrospect of the Shakespeare and Our Times Conference

May 4, 2016 |

Terrod Dillard Contributing Writer

Shakespeare changed the world in remarkable ways, and continues his impact even hundreds of years after his death. He has left in his wake an establishment of masterpieces that rank highest in the literary canon. His writings … Read More

From Kurdistan to Kaufman Mall: One Monarch’s Lifelong Journey

April 27, 2016 |

Amy Poulter Editor-in-Chief

More than 6,000 miles separate Bnar (pronounced B-nar) Abdul-Azim Mustafa from her home in Iraqi-Kurdistan. She was born and raised there, but has traveled over the Atlantic Ocean, landing in Norfolk to study at Old Dominion University. To … Read More

ODU Graduate Making an Impact in Colombia Teaching English

April 24, 2016 |

Jonah Grinkewitz News Editor

Whether working as a chaplain’s assistant in the military, studying at ODU to become a history teacher or traveling to Colombia to teach English, Brett Martinez has always had the motto “people helping people.”

Martinez came to ODU in 2012 right after … Read More

ODU Board of Visitors to Appoint New Faculty, Discuss Renaming of Graduate Program

April 18, 2016 |

Jason Kazi Staff Writer

The ODU Board of Visitors will be discussing new faculty and staff appointments and receive updates on ongoing campus construction projects at their meeting on Thursday, April 21.

Audit Committee:

The committee will be discussing audits at the … Read More

Marketing Students Have New Options at ODU’s College of Business

April 4, 2016 |

Jason Kazi Staff Writer

This fall, students interested in digital media, analytics and sales will have three new major concentrations for marketing. The new options include digital marketing, marketing analytics and research and professional sales.

Dr. Yuping Liu-Thompkins, chair of the department, … Read More

UPDATES: Everything Seniors Need to Know About Graduation

March 27, 2016 |

Jason Kazi Staff Writer

Updated March 29: Speakers for the Spring 2016 Commencement ceremonies include: Congressman Rob Wittman, Robert M. Blue of Dominion Power and Joyce Roche of Girls Incorporated. For speaker bios and more information, please visit:

Seniors: You only have just … Read More

Perry Library Looks to Improve After Survey

February 8, 2016 |

Jonah Grinkewitz Staff Writer

The results are in for the survey conducted by ODU’s Perry Library assessing how students, faculty and staff rate their services. It focused on three areas: the quality of the library as a space, the effectiveness of service, and … Read More

Where Does ODU Rank on Student Loan Default Rates?

January 31, 2016 | 1

Jonah Grinkewitz Staff Writer

For many college students, loans are a sad reality, and paying them back after graduation can be difficult. Each year, the U.S. Department of Education releases a report on the most recent student loan default rates. This … Read More