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‘March for Our Lives’

6 months ago Allaina Boggs Comments Off on ‘March for Our Lives’
The March for Our Lives event was was a student-led demonstration held in Washington D.C. on March 24 in support of stricter gun control. It was a main part of the movement created by students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. MSD is a high school located in Parkland, Florida and was recently affected by Read More

Tuition freezes for 2018-19 academic year

6 months ago Sarah Tucker Comments Off on Tuition freezes for 2018-19 academic year
Thanks to a tuition freeze, full-time students at Virginia Wesleyan University will pay the same rate of tuition in the 2018-19 academic year as they did this year. During the freeze, tuition  will remain at $36,010. According to a report from the State Council for Higher Education for Virginia, there is a predicted average increase Read More

Keeping campus safe

6 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Keeping campus safe
A series of perspectives on gun control in the academic world With the March for Our Lives event not far behind us, and student protests still continuing across the country, the last installation in the “Keeping Campus Safe” series focuses on a student’s perspective. Madalyn Chevalier is a junior who has followed the events of Read More

“From Accommodation to Declaration”

6 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on “From Accommodation to Declaration”
Wesleyan passes new, inclusive policies for transgender individuals By July 2018 Virginia Wesleyan University will transition and change their policy regarding any student who identifies as transgender. More inclusive plans have been made to take steps to improve all students’ college experience. A recent report from Provost Timothy O’Rourke and the strategic planning committee stated Read More

Keeping campus safe

6 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Keeping campus safe
A series of perspectives on gun control in the academic world In the aftermath of recent gun-related violence at schools, other educational institutions are taking steps to help combat potential gun violence. Bulletproof backpacks in particular have become more popular, and one company reported a 30 percent rise in sales just days after the Parkland Read More

Students react to free college initiative

6 months ago Caimaya Ashton Comments Off on Students react to free college initiative
Many people are hesitant about attending college because of the price it costs to attend. However, things have gotten easier and more affordable now that there are free college options. US News and the Huffington Post are just two outlets that have covered this rising form of higher education. There is a good variety of Read More

Commencement to be held outside

6 months ago Amanda Archer Comments Off on Commencement to be held outside
As the second half of the semester approaches and there are less than two weeks until spring break, it is time for the graduating class of 2018 to prepare for the Commencement ceremony. This year’s senior class will represent the 49th annual Commencement class, but the first formal graduating class of Virginia Wesleyan University. The Read More

Keeping campus safe: A series of perspectives on gun control in the academic world

7 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Keeping campus safe: A series of perspectives on gun control in the academic world
The gun debate almost always rages on in America, but recent events have brought it to the forefront of the news once again. On Feb. 14, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire at a Florida high school, killing 14 students and three faculty members. On Feb. 27, a student was found shot in his dorm room Read More

Checking in with Batten Scholars

7 months ago Amanda Archer Comments Off on Checking in with Batten Scholars
With the conclusion of the fall semester and the recent Batten Honors College Competition, evaluation of how the Batten Honors College has developed throughout its inaugural semester was imperative. During the course of two weeks, plans have been set forth to expand the Batten Honors College with the addition of new students for the incoming Read More

Changes to come for the general studies program

7 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on Changes to come for the general studies program
After many years, Virginia Wesleyan University is looking to change their general studies program. The plan has been in the works for at least three years, thanks to a group of faculty members. Associate Professor Margaret Reese, director of the general studies program, called the current curriculum “kind of complicated.” The general studies courses range Read More