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ODU Says, ‘Je Suis Charlie’!

January 27, 2015 |

ODU students and faculty crowded a small classroom on the top floor of the Batten Arts and Letters building Thursday to discuss the balance of religious respect and free speech in response to the tragedy at Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

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Bob and Maureen McDonnell found guilty on most charges of corruption and conspiracy

September 4, 2014 |

Updated 9/8/2015, 1:12 am

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and wife Maureen were found guilty of conspiracy, and nearly all of the corruption charges brought against them on Sept. 4 in the national and historic case.

The former Governor was … Read More

Senator Mark Warner addresses student debt at ODU

September 3, 2014 |

Senator Mark Warner (D-Va) discussed his new bipartisan efforts to address the rising problem of student loan debt at Old Dominion University on September 2. He has worked closely with Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fl) and other senators to craft and … 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 … Read More

Former Governor Indicted on Corruption Charges

January 29, 2014 |

Former Governor, Robert McDonnell, and his wife, Maureen McDonnell were recently indicted on a combined 14 counts including honest-services wire fraud, obtaining property under color of official right, making false statements, and obstruction of official proceedings.

Bob McDonnell, the former … Read More

Race to Richmond

October 10, 2013 |

The Virginia gubernatorial election is just weeks away. With incumbent governor Bob McDonnell ineligible for re-election, the Commonwealth will make a pivotal decision for Virginia’s future on Nov. 5.

Candidates on the ballot include Democrat Terry McAuliffe, Republican Ken Cuccinelli … Read More

Gubernatorial Candidates

October 10, 2013 |

What the Does the Governor Do?

Every four years, the governor of Virginia is elected by voters in the Commonwealth. The governor has chief executive power over the entire state, which allows the office holder to oversee the laws of … Read More

Let the Cuts Commence

March 6, 2013 |

The sequestration has officially started and Virginia will be seeing some substantial changes.

Automatic federal spending cuts known as “sequestration” went into effect last Friday, March 1 as the White House and Congress failed once again to reach a … Read More

McDonnell Still Fighting Sequestration in VA

February 27, 2013 |

Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell sent a letter to President Obama on Feb. 19, 2013 urging him to follow through with his campaign promise to avert the cuts to federal spending.

The 2011 Budget Control Act that would disproportionally affect many … Read More

Norfolk Schools to Cut Jobs Due to Funding

February 27, 2013 |

Norfolk public schools have been suffering for some time now, but recently there has been some action to mitigate the circumstances.  The school system will reduce its staff by 108 employees, 63 being educators. Most of the cuts are being … Read More

The Word Is…

February 13, 2013 |

Asteroid to Pass Earth

An asteroid will pass between Earth and its satellites on Feb. 15, coming as close as 17,000 miles from the planet’s surface. Scientists are calling the asteroid, or near-earth object, 2012 DA14.

It is roughly … Read More

Virginia Education Reform Passes Senate

February 13, 2013 |

Gov. Bob McDonnel is hoping successful education reforms implemented by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal in his state will produce similar results in Virginia.

Gov. Bobby Jindal implemented the system in 2005 in his home state of Louisiana after the devastation … Read More

Monarch Millionaire Expands to the Military

February 6, 2013 |

The Monarch Millionaire’s success resulted in the expansion of the financial literacy program to include the military students on campus. The Monarch Millionaire: Military Edition has plans to follow a similar class structure, but will tailor it towards financial issues … Read More

The Word Is

February 6, 2013 |

Terrorist Attack on Turkish Embassy

A suicide bombing in Ankara, Turkey killed a Turkish security guard and injured a television journalist last Friday, Feb. 1.

A radical leftist terror group, the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party, better known as the DHKP-C, … Read More