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Coronavirus thwarts travel

3 weeks 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 weeks 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

Campus officer charged with assault

3 weeks ago Alex Powers Comments Off on Campus officer charged with assault
Victor Dorsey, Director of Security at VWU, was charged with assault Wednesday, Mar. 4, following a physical altercation on campus. On Saturday night, Feb. 29, Dorsey assaulted a Trump supporter from the Virginia Beach community. 52-year old Markus Gohring was the victim of the incident. Gohring is a highly active volunteer for the Republican Party Read More

Power outage leaves campus in the dark

3 weeks ago Alex Powers Comments Off on Power outage leaves campus in the dark
A broken power line suddenly took out all systems on campus, leaving students and faculty without electricity or internet. Virginia Wesleyan went dark on Thursday, Feb. 27, after a campus-wide power outage rendered all electricity-powered systems useless.  For a majority of the evening, campus was entirely blacked out beyond rare back-up generator power and the Read More

Marlins feel the ‘Bern’

3 weeks ago Alex Powers Comments Off on Marlins feel the ‘Bern’
Bernie Sanders shares vision at campus rally. Vermont Senator and Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders held a political rally on Virginia Wesleyan’s campus on Saturday, Feb. 29. The rally was held at the Convocation Hall in Batten Student Center.  The event was open to the public and welcomed an official count of 3,501 people in attendance. Read More

Off-campus housing could solve VWU housing issues

3 weeks ago Kimberly DeHart Comments Off on Off-campus housing could solve VWU housing issues
New off-campus living options excite students and look to alleviate overflow housing circumstances. On March 2, Residence Life made the announcement that they will be allowing a limited amount of students to put in requests to potentially live off-campus during the 2020-2021 academic school year.  However, Residence Life will only be releasing a limited amount Read More

Campus network update

3 weeks ago Dalton Powers Comments Off on Campus network update
For months now, Virginia Wesleyan University has been dealing with network issues related to the gray hat cyber attack back in December. Since the initial attack, a cyber security team has been on contract and has nearly fully restored our system in terms of student useability.  Vice President of Student Affairs, Keith Moore, stated that Read More

Coronavirus global impact grows

1 month ago Dalton Powers Comments Off on Coronavirus global impact grows
The coronavirus continues to spread, with many now seeing notable effects in the United States and the global economy at large. The coronavirus, a deadly respiratory illness, has transversed several continents and has become increasingly deadly.  The most recent death toll accounts for 2,465 with 78,800 people affected across 23 countries outside of China.  The Read More

Warm winter trends observed worldwide

1 month ago Alex Powers Comments Off on Warm winter trends observed worldwide
While many enjoy the unusually warm February temperatures, for others, the global rise in temperature is cause for concern. This current winter season is off to a warmer start than anticipated.  Some areas around the globe are experiencing record-high temperatures, and at large, 2019 has been the second hottest year on record. Bloomberg Green detailed Read More

Community grieves university leaders

1 month ago Lauren Faulkner Comments Off on Community grieves university leaders
The Virginia Wesleyan campus and community mourn the loss of Frank Blocker Jr. and Dr. Mort Gamble. At the end of January, the VWU community lost two members, Dr. Mort Gamble and Frank Blocker Jr. Gamble served as the Senior Vice President here at VWU. Blocker served as an advocate for the VWU education and Read More