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Mace & Crown | August 22, 2017

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Student Life Archives * Page 3 of 7 * Mace & Crown

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

The President’s Task Force on Inclusive Excellence

September 23, 2016 |

Sarah 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 … Read More

Monarch Dies in Tragic Car Crash

September 17, 2016 |


Justin Louis Coleman Ross Contributing Writer

In the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 12, tragedy struck the Old Dominion campus. Monarch Jordan Zimmerman, was killed in an automobile accident when his car was struck by a drunk driver. As reported … Read More

Genderbending Event Hosted by Women’s Center

September 15, 2016 |

Erin Sudek Staff Writer

ODU’s Women’s Center hosted a panel discussion on gender fluidity/sexual orientation, bullying and sexual harassment on Sept. 14 from 7-9 p.m. Panelists included Sara Van Gorder, Tommy R. Bennett and Wayman Lewis.

Sara Van Gorder is the creator … Read More

Introducing DrunkMode

September 14, 2016 |

Saami Aslam Contributing Writer

Although going to classes, completing assignments and studying for exams is a big part of the college experience, so is socializing and partying. When going out and drinking, one should take special precautions. That is where the … Read More

Vice-Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine Hosts Democratic Campaign Event at ODU

September 14, 2016 |

Erin Sudek Staff Writer

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, a former governor of Virginia, hosted a campaign rally outside of Rollins Hall on ODU’s campus. About 300 students and Hampton Roads residents attended the event which was … Read More

ODU Model UN Summer in Review

September 11, 2016 |

Summer Peebles Contributing Writer

With classes in session, temperatures cooling down and work and school life to balance, it’s easy to forget that summer vacation ended just over a week ago. Members of the Old Dominion Model United Nations Society have … 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

ODU’s First Week in Review

September 9, 2016 |

Jacie Litz Contributing Writer

From Tropical Storm Hermine to numerous awards and accomplishments, the Fall 2016 semester at Old Dominion University is officially in full swing. With over 24,000 students and more than 300 organizations, ODU always has a large range of events … Read More

From Dhaka to Norfolk; A Monarch’s Story

August 3, 2016 |


By Saamia Aslam Contributing Writer

Her mother received a master’s in political science, her father received a degree in mechanical engineering, and her brother is studying literature. Coming from a family of academics, Tasnuva Ashrafee Tropa decided to follow suit … Read More

ODU for Orlando: Monarch Nation’s Candlelight Vigil

June 24, 2016 |

Girish Sreevatsan Nandakumar Staff Writer

On June 13, over 100 students, faculty and alumni gathered in front of the Webb Center to honor the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in American history. On June 12, a gunman opened fire at a … Read More

Renaissance Assembly Hosts ‘Art and Coffee: Spoken Word and Art Showcase’

May 5, 2016 |

Kamaria Mason Contributing Writer

Melodic serenades, piercing compositions and raw choreography unleashed to addictive beats beckoned the audience to watch every moment. The artist atmosphere was accompanied by a familiar warm cup of java decorated with rich aromas such as French … Read More

From National Palace in Sofia, Bulgaria to Whitehurst Beach

May 2, 2016 |

Hristina Georgieva is an international student from Bulgaria. This is her second year at ODU. Georgieva’s father worked for NATO and her family moved often. She lived in England for a year and a half before moving to the United … Read More