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

Annual symposium rekindles appreciation for the liberal arts

1 month ago Kimberly DeHart Comments Off on Annual symposium rekindles appreciation for the liberal arts
Virginia Wesleyan University is a thriving Liberal Arts college within itself and to show Virginia Wesleyan had a series of programs and speakers.  From Feb. 11 through Feb. 21, the ‘Love Liberally’ symposium made many events ranging in different categories along with having different dotation spots set up as well as events and discussions to Read More

‘A culture of caring’ Dr. Merlock Jackson expresses gratitude, pens letter to community

1 month ago marlin-chronicle Comments Off on ‘A culture of caring’ Dr. Merlock Jackson expresses gratitude, pens letter to community
Following a car accident caused by a drunk driver that nearly took the lives of Jackson and her husband, she reflects on the outpouring support from the Virginia Wesleyan community in an open letter. I remember hearing the deadening thud, followed by feeling as though every bone in my body had shattered. On the evening Read More

OPUS scholarship program offers opportunity

1 month ago Faith Macwana Comments Off on OPUS scholarship program offers opportunity
The OPUS program was created by President Scott Miller as part of an initiative to help students with financial obligations graduate. The main reason students do not graduate or complete their degree is the cost. Bearing this in mind, the OPUS program was created to assist those in need. In roughly three and a half Read More

Jamming with the mathematician

1 month ago Faith Macwana Comments Off on Jamming with the mathematician
“The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music” was famously said by James Joseph Sylvester, a renowned mathematician. It was also one of the opening quotes that mathematician Michael Manning used in his presentation on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m., as part of the OnDeck Premier Series, titled “Measuring the Muse: Why Music Excites Read More

On your marks, get set, recycle

1 month ago Connor Merk Comments Off on On your marks, get set, recycle
Virginia Wesleyan is participating in a friendly competition called RecycleMania, which is hosted by RecycleMania and the National Wildlife Federation. During the eight week competition, colleges and universities benchmark their recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.  According to the official website, “Colleges across the United States and Canada report the Read More

VWU celebrates Black History Month

1 month ago Karleigh Warren Comments Off on VWU celebrates Black History Month
The Black Student Union at VWU was created so that Black students could have a voice or be seen and heard on campus. This organization is overseen by President Michael Perry and Vice President Monique Ayers.  The Black Student Union’s slogan is, “Made by Black Students for all Students.” Perry lives by this slogan and Read More

Women’s tennis season preview

1 month ago Nicholas Mundy Comments Off on Women’s tennis season preview
The women’s tennis team has started off on the right note by picking up their first two wins of the season against Meredith and Virginia Union. In the ODAC preseason rankings, the Marlins were tabbed with the sixth ranking. This is a very young group for Coach Martin Perry. There are only two seniors on Read More