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Mace & Crown | March 19, 2018

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Student Life Archives * Page 3 of 8 * Mace & Crown

A Letter from the President

November 20, 2016 |

Dear Old Dominion Community:

I’ve had the opportunity to talk with many of you on campus over the last few days about [the Presidential] election.

No matter which candidate you supported, we are all Monarchs. Our diversity makes us stronger. Our unwavering … Read More

Mental Health and the LGBTQ+ Community Talk

October 26, 2016 |

Petra Rich Contributing Writer

Dr. Alex Dryden and ODU’s Safe Space organization hosted a lecture on the mental health issues facing the LGBTQ+ community on Oct. 25 in the River Rooms of the Webb Center.

Dr. Dryden is a psychologist in the … Read More

Third Presidential Debate Brings Arguments to a Close

October 21, 2016 |

T.J. Thompson Contributing Writer

College Democrats and the Student Government Association hosted a debate watch party at Strome Entrepreneurial Center on campus Wednesday night. This was the third and final debate between U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

The evening … Read More

Transforming Muscle and the Mind

October 15, 2016 |

Saamia Aslam Contributing Writer

Old Dominion University held a ‘Transforming Muscle and the Mind’ event in Webb Center’s North Cafe on Oct. 13. There were local body building experts present at the event who informed the community on what it takes … Read More

Ignite Opens First Food Pantry on Campus

October 14, 2016 |

Jacie Litz Contributing Writer

Ignite Norfolk Ministry, along with the help and support of ODU, opened the first food pantry on campus. Brandon Robbins, pastor of Ignite, welcomed a small crowd at the grand opening on Oct. 4. Don Stansberry, Dean … Read More

Big Blue Take Back: Taking a Stand Against Violence

October 1, 2016 |

Saamia Aslam Contributing Writer

On Sept. 30, ODU hosted its third Big Blue Take Back Event in front of the Webb Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The purpose of the event was to speak out about all the possible … Read More

Zika Mosquito Control Project

October 1, 2016 |

 Saamia Aslam Contributing Writer

The Zika virus is an infection that results from being bitten by an infected species of mosquitoes known as Aedes. It can be passed from a pregnant mother to her child, as well as other methods such … Read More

Monarchs Monitor Presidential Debate on Campus

September 30, 2016 |

SaiJai Miller Contributing Writer

On Sept. 26 students gathered on the Old Dominion University campus to watch the first presidential debate of 2016. The debate was hosted by CNN and moderated by veteran news anchor Lester Holt. This presidential debate marked … Read More

Monarch Race 2 Ready Program – Being a Prepared Monarch

September 28, 2016 |


Erin Sudek Staff Writer

ODU students now have the opportunity to earn prizes by becoming aware, preparing themselves for severe weather and taking action through the Monarch Race 2 Ready Program. Representatives set up tables in the Webb Center Lobby … Read More

The President’s Task Force on Inclusive Excellence

September 28, 2016 |

SaiJai Miller Contributing Writer

ODU’s Office of Intercultural Relations hosted the President’s Task Force on Inclusive Excellence the first day of the semester. The task force was formed by ODU President John Broderick in 2011, yet the organization didn’t gain momentum until about … Read More

The Italian Wanderer: Federico Minelli

September 28, 2016 |

Sammia Aslam Contributing Writer

Traveling is an opportunity to see the world and experience different cultures. His father’s employment as a Commander in the Italian Navy has allowed Federico Minelli to travel and visit different countries. According to him, his family … Read More

Broderick Dining Commons Unveiled

September 24, 2016 |

<h5>Sarah Miller Contributing Writer</h5>

President Broderick challenged Old Dominion University students to embrace the diversity that ODU embodies by eating with new students in the architecturally innovative Broderick Dining Commons.

On Sept. 23 the Monarch community gathered outside the recently designed Kate and … Read More

New ‘Rent Ready’ Program for Students

September 23, 2016 |

<h5>Erin Sudek Staff Writer</h5>

The Rent Ready Norfolk Program is a new resource for ODU students and other community members that educates and aids renters and landowners about renting homes and becoming part of a neighborhood community.

This program was launched in … Read More

The Story of an Afghan Fulbright Scholar

September 23, 2016 |

<h5>Saamia Aslam Contributing Writer</h5>

Born and raised in a small village called Wardank, Sami Stanekzai is a native of Afghanistan. He was one of 11 children in his family. His father, who took on various roles to support their family, had to … Read More

New LGBTQ Mentorship Program

September 23, 2016 |

<h5>Jacie Litz Contributing Writer</h5>

The Office of Intercultural Relations has started a new LGBTQ Peer Mentor Program at ODU this fall. Ericka Smith, an advocate and Ally Engagement Graduate Assistant, is also a coordinator for the new program. Smith discussed the … Read More