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Funding pool helps students, community during pandemic

4 weeks ago Co-Written Comments Off on Funding pool helps students, community during pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has challenged many different institutions to  find resilient ways to continue operation.  Universities around the country have been no different.   Smaller, private universities like Virginia Wesleyan have needed to look to their larger communities to maintain the same level or learning and engagement.  As a result, the funds made to support higher Read More

Wheels up: Marlins go global

4 weeks ago Noah Riffle Comments Off on Wheels up: Marlins go global
Virginia Wesleyan grows its reputation and learning opportunities with new Japan campus. President Scott D. Miller hosted his “Fireside Chat” where he explained that Virginia Wesleyan University will expand globally beyond the United States. VWU will partner with Lakeland University of Plymouth, Wisconsin to establish a campus in Tokyo, Japan. The new name of this Read More

State of College Admissions following the coronavirus pandemic

4 weeks ago Dalton Powers Comments Off on State of College Admissions following the coronavirus pandemic
Deciding where to attend college is a huge decision for high school seniors, and one of the biggest ones they will likely ever make. As if the senior class of 2020 hasn’t had enough challenges and missed opportunities due to the unprecedented school closures, trip cancellations, as well as deferral of graduation ceremonies and dances Read More

Anticipation builds over dining center renovations

4 weeks ago Lauren Faulkner Comments Off on Anticipation builds over dining center renovations
Dining Services on campus have changed a lot recently with the refurbishment and transformation of the new Harbor Grill and the Coastal Market convenience store. Dining Services is facing a new change as the Boyd Dining Center is entering renovations. Demolition began in the East and West Dining Areas last week, and the project planned Read More

Administration announces coronavirus actions, refunds

2 months ago Noah Riffle Comments Off on Administration announces coronavirus actions, refunds
Administration will offer a partial refund to students as a part of the plan of action regarding the new coronavirus, causing families to assess the value of the refund. On Wednesday, Mar. 18 , Virginia Wesleyan announced its decision to move completely to remote instruction for all courses for the remainder of the semester. Due Read More

Interview with Chaplain Greg West

2 months ago Alex Powers Comments Off on Interview with Chaplain Greg West
Chaplain Greg West will be departing from Virginia Wesleyan as part of his reassignment within the United Methodist Church. This move comes after a decade of leadership and service to the community. News Editor Alex Powers reached out to West for an interview. Here, West reflected on his time at VWU, difficult issues of today Read More

Non-essential student employees left “high and dry”

2 months ago Dalton Powers Comments Off on Non-essential student employees left “high and dry”
With students leaving VWU to go back home, many have lost valuable income in positions both on- and off-campus. The recent changes in the coronavirus’s spread and the consequent “stay at home” orders have resulted in changes in employment and financial hardship for many Virginia Wesleyan University students and faculty.  Many students rely on university Read More

VWU professor stuck in Africa

2 months ago Faith Macwana Comments Off on VWU professor stuck in Africa
While the Virginia Wesleyan community returned to their homes in response to the coronavirus crisis, Dr. William Gibson remained abroad in Rwanda seeking a way to come back to the United States. Amidst the pandemic that has caused the world to stop spinning, Dr. William Gibson, professor of political science at Virginia Wesleyan University, found Read More

Coronavirus thwarts travel

3 months ago Dalton Powers Comments Off on Coronavirus thwarts travel
An email sent out to faculty and students by Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Maynard Schaus told students the current status of precautionary measures being taken by the university to protect students due to the fact that there are now seven confirmed cases in Virginia.  The email highlighted the importance of good hygiene practices Read More

Harvey Weinstein placed under arrest

3 months ago Lauren Faulkner Comments Off on Harvey Weinstein placed under arrest
Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape in the third degree, and a criminal sexual act on Feb. 24. He will receive 23 years in prison, as a result of his hearing March 11. In 2017, dozens of women came forward to accuse Weinstein of rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse over a span of 30-plus Read More