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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

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

Finding a Balance Between Science and Ethics

January 30, 2015 |

By Libby Marshall Staff Writer Dr. Gerard Magill, of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, and Dr. Jonathan Crane of Emory University confronted the ongoing moral debates surrounding the beginning of life and what defines it, who has the authority to declare it so, and who has the power to end what has barely begun. The main […]Read More

ODU Says, ‘Je Suis Charlie’!

January 27, 2015 |

By Stef Wasko Contributing Writer [one_half_last][/one_half_last] ODU students and faculty crowded a small classroom on the top floor of the Batten Arts and Letters building Thursday, Jan. 22 to discuss the balance of religious respect and free speech in response to the tragedy at Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France. On Jan. 7, two gunmen opened […]Read More

Renowned Journalist and Ambassador Speak at ODU

January 20, 2015 |

By Jessica Perkins Staff Writer Students, faculty, alumni, and guests packed into the Mills Godwin Auditorium on Thursday, Jan 15 in order to listen to renowned journalist David Ignatius and Ambassador Ryan Crocker speak about the current state of the world, “A World on Fire.” Ignatius has been the editor of the International Herald Tribune, a reporter for the […]Read More

ODU holds silent protest for Ferguson

December 3, 2014 |

ODU students gathered outside of Kaufman Hall to silently protest the decision of a grand jury in Missouri that relinquished any fault to police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Students walked solemnly to Webb’s outside stairs carrying signs featuring phrases such as “Indict the System” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.” […]Read More

Ebola: A crisis without borders

October 22, 2014 |

As the Ebola crisis in West Africa continues to spread, it is rapidly becoming apparent that this is a world health issue, reaching far beyond the borders of the three countries primarily afflicted. Saio Conteh, a 22-year-old Old Dominion University senior, is one of a handful of international students who originally hails from one of […]Read More

Ebola Epidemic Continues to Ravage West Africa

September 3, 2014 |

Several media conduits have recently shed attention on the on-going Ebola epidemic in Africa. The current 2014 outbreak of Ebola, which started in West Africa, is, according to researchers, one of the largest outbreaks in history. The numbers are certainly grim, with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that “the Guinea Ministry […]Read More

Generation Study Abroad

March 26, 2014 |

The Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad initiative is to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade.  Old Dominion University has committed to increasing the number of undergraduate students who study abroad by 252 students over the next five years. More than 150 higher education […]Read More

An ODU Look at Syria

September 11, 2013 |

While the unrest in Syria rages on, President Barack Obama has called on Congress to debate a course of action. The decision has the potential to influence all Americans, but one professor at Old Dominion University has his own ideas about the situation. Dr. Donald Smith, associate professor of sociology and criminal justice at ODU, […]Read More

Word is…

April 24, 2013 |

Earthquake hits China’s Sichuan province, killing at least 156 and injuring thousands http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/earthquake-hits-chinas-sichuan-province/2013/04/20/822133a2-a9b7-11e2-9e1c-bb0fb0c2edd9_story.html?hpid=z4 China was hit with a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, injuring thousands of residents and killing more than 156 people. The epicenter was reported to be under the county Ya’an, only eight miles below the surface. Not long after the earthquake struck […]Read More

Comments on North Korea Conflict

April 11, 2013 | 3

I don’t claim to be some diplomatic genius. I am not in the market to run for any public office and I don’t want that kind of future. I’ve never studied international relations. As a matter of fact, the only foreign language I know is just enough Spanish to get me in trouble. But, I […]Read More

La Vita è Bella (Life is Beautiful) An Old Dominion Student Travels to Auschwitz

April 3, 2013 |

I’m Jewish. And part of my family died during the Holocaust. I have always known this, but my family and I never knew how or when. I had been told all my life that they were sent to the gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau. But I found out this wasn’t the case. This past spring break […]Read More