WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — Three small satellites that were developed at public universities in Virginia will be lifting off into space next month.
Racism charges prompt university to review Greek community
NOFOLK, Va. (AP) — A large university in Virginia is reviewing its entire Greek community after members of a sorority were accused of using racist language online and belittling a black member.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that Old Dominion University made the announcement in a letter on Friday.
Study: Virginia’s economy turns corner but storm clouds loom
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A new economic report says Virginia has finally pulled out of the doldrums caused by the Great Recession and past restrictions on federal spending.
Old Dominion University's 2018 State of the Commonwealth Report was released Saturday. It says Virginia's economy picked up pace and is likely to improve more rapidly next year.
Old Dominion University closes for entire day after threat
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police at Virginia's Old Dominion University say that no explosives were found after an anonymous bomb threat was made.
The university in Norfolk said in a statement Thursday afternoon that police had given the "all clear" to reopen the campus on Friday. Classes and other activities were canceled after the threat came in Thursday morning.
Report: Hampton Roads economy growing but trails other areas
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A new report suggests that Virginia's Hampton Roads region has mostly recovered from the Great Recession. The number of jobs has surpassed pre-recession levels. And housing prices are rising.
But job creation still lags behind other areas of Virginia and the mid-Atlantic U.S. Wages have yet to rise significantly. And people continue to move away.
Students walk out over university’s parental visa checks
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Students at Virginia's Old Dominion University walked out of classes to protest the university's policy requiring the disclosure of parents' visa status.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A university in Virginia has settled a lawsuit with a woman who claimed campus police interrogated her for nearly eight hours after she filed a rape report.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that Old Dominion University in Norfolk paid out $249,000.
Fugitive captured after 12-hour standoff near Old Dominion
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 12-hour standoff near the campus of Old Dominion University in Virginia ended with a fugitive taken into custody.
News outlets report Deputy U.S. Marshal Chris Leuer says the man wanted on an outstanding federal arrest warrant had been hiding in the attic of a house under insulation, and was taken into custody shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Feds: School must make changes after rape response complaint
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Federal officials say Old Dominion University must take "corrective action" in response to a complaint accusing the school of mishandling the response to a woman's sexual assault.
A U.S. Department of Education official said in a letter to the woman's lawyers that it identified "certain serious shortcomings in ODU campus safety operations" and compliance with a federal law. The department says it will work with ODU to ensure "corrective action is taken."
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Old Dominion University of mishandling the response to a woman's reported sexual assault.
Local news media outlets report that U.S. District Judge Henry Morgan Jr. on Thursday denied the school's request to toss the lawsuit. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the judge left open the possibility that he could change his mind later.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A university in Virginia is paying more than $1 million to host an in-state opponent for its home-opening football game.
Local news outlets report Liberty University officials say it will pay Old Dominion University $1.32 million to play in its 2018 home opener.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk man has been sentenced to six years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed an Old Dominion University student.
Friday's sentencing of 22-year-old Paul Fraki followed his guilty plea in February to aggravated involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence.
New ODU glass art museum set to open in fall of 2018
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Old Dominion University says its new Barry Art Museum will open in the fall of 2018.
The school said in a press release that the museum's groundbreaking took place on Tuesday. The 24,000-square-fooot facility will primarily focus on the American glass art movement.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Experts plan to discuss the impact of climate change on the Chesapeake Bay region.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says it's sponsoring an April 25 forum in Norfolk along with Old Dominion University.
The discussion will focus on the environmental impact as well as lessons learned from flooding and sea level rise.
Accounting alum donates $3 million to strengthen program
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Old Dominion University plans to strengthen its accounting school after receiving a $3 million gift.
The school in Norfolk says the financial commitment comes from accounting school alum Robert W. Mitchell and his wife.
The 1987 grad owns and operates an accounting firm in Vienna, Virginia. The money will create an endowment to fund student scholarships, programming and faculty support at ODU's School for Accountancy.
Racist video draws condemnation, is removed from YouTube
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A civil rights group and officials at Old Dominion University are condemning a racist video that was circulating online until YouTube removed it.
The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2kWt5e6 ) that the video shows a white woman in an ODU sweatshirt using expletives and racial slurs in a rap rant against black people. The video is titled "White Gal - White Power."
‘You are not American’: ODU professor apologizes for email
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An Old Dominion University statistics professor has apologized for telling a group of faculty, administrators and graduate students in an email that they "are not American" if they didn't attend any of a series of upcoming events centered around diversity.
Woman sues Old Dominion over rape response
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A woman who says Old Dominion University police interrogated her for nearly eight hours before allowing her to get a medical exam to preserve evidence of her reported rape filed a federal lawsuit against the school Friday.
Report anticipates lackluster economic growth in Virginia
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — While Virginia's economy has improved since the end of the Great Recession, it hasn't kept pace with growth nationally and appears to be decelerating, according to a report from Old Dominion University released Friday.
University: Upcoming report paints sluggish economic picture
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — New research on Virginia's economy paints a sluggish picture.
In a report that will be released next month, Old Dominion University says Virginia is struggling to create private sector jobs. The state's transportation infrastructure is also under stress. And unwillingness among communities to work together is holding the state back.
Full contents of the second annual State of the Commonwealth report will be revealed Dec. 2 in Williamsburg.
University students to visit to Cuba, study food and farming
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Students from Old Dominion University will travel to Cuba in March.
The university says the spring break visit is due to the country's warming relationship with the U.S.
Grad students and undergraduates will focus much of their time exploring Cuba's unique cuisine and farming methods. The food is not dependent on mass advertising. And it's not subjected to industrialized farming practices or chemicals.
Gray’s Pharmacy, nearly 100 years old, to close
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Anne Jenkins dropped her cane while collecting her prescription at the drug counter.
Pharmacist Dave Halla, 66, reached down to pick it up for the customer and gave her a hug.
AP Exclusive: Woman: 8-hour interrogation after campus rape
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An Old Dominion University student who reported she was raped in her dorm room is charging that campus police prevented her from getting a medical exam to preserve evidence until after she was interrogated for almost eight hours.
The Latest: Old Dominion: ‘zero tolerance’ for sex assault
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a federal complaint filed by an Old Dominion University student who reported that she was raped in her dorm room in 2014 (all times local):
A spokeswoman for Old Dominion University says it is committed to treating victims of sexual assault with "care, professionalism and respect."
Giovanna Genard confirmed in a statement Thursday that the university has received a federal complaint alleging that school mishandled a student's rape case in 2014.
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