Mar 12 2020

Coronavirus thwarts travel

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 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

4 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’

4 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

4 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

4 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

Theater department presents ‘The Shield’

4 months ago Faith Macwana Comments Off on Theater department presents ‘The Shield’
Students perform a contemporary rendition of Greek literature and veteran advocacy. Consisting of plot twists, rich humor and a double wedding, the Theatre Department put on a production of The Shield based on Menander’s Aspis. The production ran from March 5-8 in the Brock Theatre of the Goode Center. Dr. Travis Malone, VWU’s Dean of Read More

School revamps mail system

4 months ago Karleigh Warren Comments Off on School revamps mail system
On Mar. 9, individual mailboxes and service for all students will be discontinued. A more convenient and streamlined process for package delivery to benefit all students at VWU will replace the previous system. This process accounts for 75% of all mail delivery. This change will affect first-class and bulk mail only.  An email confirmation will Read More

Guest speaker delivers diversity presentation

4 months ago Karleigh Warren Comments Off on Guest speaker delivers diversity presentation
Diversity is an uncomfortable subject in all aspects. Many students do not know how to deal with diversity and do not even know when it is actually happening. The only way to learn more about diversity and ways to deal with it is by having that conversation.  On Wednesday, Feb. 26, students gathered in the Read More