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Thursday Aug 28 | GlobeNewswire

Photo Release -- Sen. Tim Kaine Tours The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., Wednesday for a tour of The Apprentice School at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Newport News, VA, Senator Tim Kaine, US News, US Senate, US Governors, Tim Kaine

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Examiner.com

The test-optional movement takes off

While gratifying, this year's rush to test-optional among colleges with significant differences in size, mission, selectivity, and location has even the most dedicated advocates scratching their heads.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Montclair State University, Temple University, University of Puget Sound, Hampshire College

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KIMA

Sunnyside educator named Regional Teacher of the Year

Spencer Martin, a technology and engineering teacher at Sunnyside High School, has been named the ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the Year.

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Related Topix: Sunnyside, WA, US Military, US Navy, Excelsior College, Mathematics, Science, Central Washington University

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Former ODU football players sentenced for sexual assault

Three former Old Dominion University students have accepted plea deals in a sexual assault case that happened two years ago.

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Related Topix: Virginia Beach, VA

WTKR-TV Norfolk

Military surplus weapons sent to college campuses

The same military-surplus program that has sent more than 300 M-16 battlefield rifles to local police departments has also sent the weapons to local colleges.

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Related Topix: College of William and Mary, Ferguson, MO

The Virginian-Pilot

Plea hearing today for 3 ODU students in assault

A plea hearing has been scheduled this morning for three former Old Dominion University students two of them football players who were arrested after campus police investigated a report of a sexual assault in a dorm room.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Survey shows Hampton Roads residents have the wrong idea about flooding, flood insurance

Two surprises cropped up in a new survey on perceptions about sea level rise in Hampton Roads : Fewer people than last year believe flooding has increased and, when it does flood, they believe their homeowner's insurance will cover it.

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Related Topix: Norfolk, VA, Hampton, VA

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Database What departments have gotten

The interior of a mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle, or MRAP, is seen at the Warren County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Queensbury, N.Y. President Barack Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of the government's decade-old strategy of outfitting local police departments with military-grade body armor, mine-resistant ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Virginia Beach, VA, Senator Tim Kaine

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Three Newport News firms awarded large military contracts

Despite a decline in discretionary defense spending by Congress , a growing number of Newport News -based firms are landing large-scale military contracts this month.

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Related Topix: Newport News, VA, US Military, US Navy, Point Mugu, US News

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

There's no place like wherever you call home

I felt love at first sight with my home, although I didn't immediately speak up about it.

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Related Topix: Chesapeake, VA, Norfolk County, England, United Kingdom, Virginia Beach, VA

WTKR-TV Norfolk

Norfolk Police and ODU work together to ramp up security as students return to campus

Students and their parents at Old Dominion University spent the day lifting heavy carts packed with dorm room necessities, ready for the fall semester to begin.

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Related Topix: Norfolk, VA

The Virginian-Pilot

After 3 seasons, it's curtains for Lyric Opera Virginia

Lyric Opera Virginia survived three seasons during an economic downturn, but dwindling audiences and insufficient cash caused the nonprofit company to quietly close its doors in late spring.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Government

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Business Journal

UAlbany president Robert Jones recruits new members to his administrative team

University at Albany named Timothy Mulcahy as its interim senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.

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Related Topix: SUNY Albany, University of Minnesota, Minnesota, University of Wisconsin Madison

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

McDonnell testifies: Jonnie Williams got no special favors

Beginning his high-stakes testimony in the federal corruption trial that could send him and his wife to prison, former Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday the actions he took on behalf of businessman Jonnie Williams were "mere basic, routine acts of government" similar to those he performed for hundreds if not thousands of others.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Wedding, Virginia Beach, VA, Regent University

The Virginian-Pilot

Va. Beach trio hits the road for homeless

This story is a sample from the Virginia Beach Beacon, which is included in The Virginian-Pilot every Sunday and Thursday in Virginia Beach.

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Related Topix: Virginia Beach, VA, North Carolina State University

FOX23

UAlbany names new athletic director

Mark Benson is the new Athletic Director at The University at Albany. The 45-year-old is the second Athletic Director since the program entered Division I sports 15 years ago.

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Related Topix: SUNY Albany, Albany, NY

Hampton Roads Daily Press

ODU report points to ticks as major menace

Responses to an Old Dominion University survey on the region's health listed exposure to tick bites as an important health concern.

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Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health

Fredericksburg.com

Alicia H. Thomas

Alicia Hutchison Thomas, 44, of Fairfax passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Virginia Hospital Center.

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Related Topix: Fredericksburg, VA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Local economic confidence rising, ODU report says

Confidence in the local economy has reached a five-year high, though most people still rate it "fair" or "poor," according to results released Tuesday from Old Dominion University's annual Life in Hampton Roads survey.

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The Virginian-Pilot

ODU seeks $70M for science, health building

John Broderick, the president of Old Dominion University, teaches a graduate-level course on "The College and University Presidency," which looks at issues and challenges in higher education today.

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