Apr 9 2020

Administration announces coronavirus actions, refunds

6 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

6 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”

6 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

6 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

Faculty and students take on new dimension of learning

6 months ago Meleena Dreiling Comments Off on Faculty and students take on new dimension of learning
When you’re stuck in quarantine, what is there to do? Lounge on the couch, binge watch Netflix, surf the web, eat some snacks and, unfortunately, do your homework. Even though our campus is closed off due to the quarantine, we still have classes and responsibilities. Despite what has resulted due to COVID-19, students and teachers Read More

Coronavirus shortens college experience for seniors

6 months ago Makiah Ellis Comments Off on Coronavirus shortens college experience for seniors
The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has caused K-12 schools and college campuses to close, forcing students to move out prematurely. All courses have been switched to online and almost all schools have made the decision to cancel or postpone May and June graduation and commencement ceremonies. Virginia Wesleyan made their decision on March 18 to Read More

Counseling services continue despite the coronavirus

6 months ago Connor Merk Comments Off on Counseling services continue despite the coronavirus
The counseling department has announced that it will continue to offer counseling services to students. According to an email sent on March 20, “Online counseling sessions are available with all of our counselors. If you are already seeing a counselor here, you can contact them directly and they can set up online sessions.”  Also, the Read More

U.S. women’s soccer fights for equal pay

6 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on U.S. women’s soccer fights for equal pay
The United States women’s national soccer team hoisting their world cup trophy in 2019. In response to the gender discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. women’s national soccer team back in March 2019, the U.S. Soccer Federation answered with demeaning language towards the women’s team and said that they should not get paid equally, because Read More

Spring sports canceled

6 months ago Nicholas Mundy Comments Off on Spring sports canceled
The softball team was off to an 11-1 start before the season cancelation. Due to COVID-19, the NCAA canceled the remaining seasons for winter and spring sports on March 12, also known as the day the sports world came to a screeching halt. Professional sports all followed suit by placing all their seasons on hold. Read More

Summer Olympics postponed

6 months ago Karleigh Warren Comments Off on Summer Olympics postponed
The Tokyo Olympics for 2020 are officially postponed due to COVID-19. Before COVID-19, the Olympic Games had never been postponed or canceled for something other than the World Wars in 1916, 1940 and 1944. The opening ceremony was originally set for July 24 in Tokyo, but has been postponed to July 23-Aug. 8, 2021.  Fifty-six Read More