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Campus officer charged with assault

3 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

Ethics team wins championship

3 months ago Dalton Powers Comments Off on Ethics team wins championship
The Virginia Wesleyan ethics bowl team captured the 2020 Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) championship. The team has not obtained this feat since 2000.  This year’s team consisted of sophomore Anitra Howard, freshman Criofan Shaw, and Team Captain, junior Alex Powers.  The team spent over a semester practicing weekly by going over ethical cases, Read More