The student newspaper won VPA’s top journalism award earlier this month for its coverage of diversity issues on campus. The association said the meeting was to address reporting by Cardinal News about connections between the paper and the alumnus who has helped fund it.
The Virginia Military Institute has been under scrutiny for several years following reports of widespread racism. Changes at the school have created a rift among alumni and other supporters.
The School Construction Assistance Program will award $365 million to projects in school divisions that are economically strained. Some of the schools being replaced are nearly 100 years old.
An investigation into racism at VMI, and the subsequent rollout of diversity, equity and inclusion programs mandated by the state, have roiled many alumni of the Lexington school.
Across the country, plays with LGBTQ characters and themes are stirring controversy in school productions. That’s what happened when Heritage and E.C. Glass high schools staged “The Prom,” and Councilman Misjuns criticized the show for “anti-Christian sentiments.”
On Saturday, Emory & Henry will confer a posthumous degree on its former porter and furnace stoker — and name a building after him.
The legislator spent 40 years in state and federal politics, and was the longest-serving representative in the history of Virginia’s 9th District.
During a board meeting on April 28, the Institute’s board voted to have two of its members serve as legal liaisons with the Attorney General’s office and outside counsel “to handle the litigation against the foundation.”
Trained therapy dogs are much-loved community members at three schools in Southwestern Virginia. Radford’s “Tartan Tails” teams are the newest members of the pack.
The agreement comes as Virginia Western Community College launches its associate’s degree program focusing on biotechnology. “Students can graduate and enter the biotechnology field as it gains momentum in the region,” a VWCC dean said.