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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

Taken By Force: Revisiting “No…Stop”

February 5, 2015 |

By Josh Whitener Assistant News Editor Interpersonal violence and rape are not a foreign occurrence on college campuses around the country. To illustrate this, Dr. Runell S. Washington, a clinical psychologist, presented a group discussion titled “Taken By Force: Revisiting ‘No…Stop.’” Hosted by the ODU Office of Counseling Services, the presentation dealt with interpersonal violence […]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

Is Minimum Wage the Standard in Higher Learning?

January 24, 2015 | 2

Josh Whitener                                                                                                           […]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

ODU students march in People’s Climate March

October 1, 2014 | 1

About 12 Old Dominion University students, and over 300,000 people from all over the world, attended the People Climate March in New York City on Sept. 21. Marchers from 800 colleges, celebrities and public figures marched to draw attention to environmental issues. There were an estimated 50,000 college students as well as younger children and […]Read More

Unreported rapes leave college campuses vulnerable

September 24, 2014 |

Sexual assaults and rapes on college campuses have become a disturbingly frequent occurrence and Old Dominion University is not an exception. In April, District security guard Michael Spearman, 29, was charged with rape after a female resident said he attacked her in her bed. The District is an off-campus apartment complex that provides housing for […]Read More

Ferguson: Events in Missouri spark conversations on campus

September 17, 2014 |

Ferguson: Events in Missouri spark conversations on campus   Following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, 2014 the residents of Ferguson took to the streets to demand justice. The protests made national and international headlines for weeks as local and state police cracked down on […]Read More

ODU Remembers 9/11

September 10, 2014 |

Like the attack on Pearl Harbor or the Columbine and Virginia Tech massacres, Sept 11, 2001 is a day that cannot be forgotten. The surreal images of commercial airliners smashing into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York are etched into the minds of virtually every human being on the planet […]Read More

Photoset: Protest in Washington D.C.

March 4, 2014 |

Over a thousand students participated in XL Dissent, a nonviolent protest against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. It is being called “the largest act of youth civil disobedi- ence at the White House in a generation.” The pipeline is part of President Obama’s “all of the above” energy policy and has received an outpour […]Read More