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  • Screw you … you are not American”: (ODU professor rails against faculty, students )

    01/31/2017 10:24:13 AM PST · by csvset · 36 replies
    Pilot ^ | 31 January 2017 | Ryan Murphy
    NORFOLK An Old Dominion University statistics professor has apologized for a strongly worded email that told a group of faculty, administrators and graduate students “screw you” and “you are not American” if they didn’t plan to attend any of a series of events centered around diversity. Associate professor Norou Diawara sent the email to members of ODU’s Coalition of Black Faculty and Administrators and a list of statistics graduate students Monday afternoon saying he was “not happy at all, with the state of the affairs in the USA. It is very sad we have come to this level.” He said...
  • OSU Diversity Officer Apologizes For Terrorist In Facebook Post, Urges Sympathy

    11/29/2016 10:51:27 AM PST · by ColdOne · 52 replies ^ | 11/29/16 | Saagar Enjeti
    Ohio State University Assistant Director of Residence Life Stephanie Clemons Thompson may have urged sympathy for suspected Monday attacker Abdul Razak Ali Artan in a Facebook post. The Daily Caller News Foundation was not able to independently verify the authenticity of the post, and Clemons was unavailable for comment at press time. Clemons apparently repeated urging for her friends not to share the Facebook post, suggesting she was aware of the controversial nature of her language. Artan emigrated to the U.S. in 2014, NBCNews reports. Artan was a refugee whose family left Somalia in 2007, spent seven years in Pakistan,...
  • Sigma Nu frat at Old Dominion suspended for offensive banners

    08/25/2015 9:09:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | August 25, 2015 | Mariano Castillo
    Just before the new semester kicked off at Old Dominion University, some un-"welcome" signs have resulted in a fraternity's suspension. Parents bringing their freshmen students to move-in at the Norfolk, Virginia, campus and community last week might have glimpsed these banners hanging from the balcony of a private home. "Rowdy and Fun. Hope your baby girl is ready for a good time," read one of the signs, which was spray-painted on a sheet. "Freshman daughter drop off," and "Go ahead and drop off mom too," were messages displayed on two other sheets, CNN affiliate WTKR reported. Members of the Sigma...
  • Md. congressman's nephew killed in Va. shooting

    06/12/2011 9:16:11 PM PDT · by quantim · 18 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Jun 12, 11:50 PM EDT
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- A Maryland congressman says his nephew was killed in a random shooting near Old Dominion University in Virginia. Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore in a statement Sunday talked about the death of Christopher Cummings in his off-campus apartment. He says his nephew's roommate, Jake Carey, was critically wounded in the attack Friday. Both were students at the university in Norfolk. The congressman urged the community to cooperate with police. He says his family remains in shock over the "senseless tragedy."
  • The Boy Who Would Be Mayor

    02/05/2010 3:05:20 PM PST · by patton · 25 replies · 544+ views
    AltDaily ^ | Thursday, February 4th, 2010 | Jesse Scaccia
    Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim has challengers, but it remains to be seen if any of them are a threat to his office. The least likely challenger is 20-year-old ODU junior Ryan Cooper, who plans on running in the May 4 mayoral election. AltDaily spoke via email to the ambitious young man about his chances of winning, how he plans on fighting crime, and how being a door-to-door salesman prepared him to be the next mayor of Norfolk. AltDaily: Let’s start with the blunt, obvious question: You’re a 20-year-old ODU student taking on an incumbent of some 16 years. Do you...
  • McDonnell: Drill, Baby, Drill Off Virginia Coast

    12/30/2009 3:41:45 PM PST · by HokieMom · 31 replies · 1,081+ views
    WMAL ^ | Dec 30, 2009
    Richmond, VA) -- Governor-elect Bob McDonnell wants Virginia to become the first state on the Atlantic seaboard to explore and drill for oil. The Republican has sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, asking that Virginia be allowed to move ahead on offshore energy exploration. McDonnell cites an Old Dominion University study that concluded natural gas production would create hundreds of jobs and generate millions of dollars for the state. It's believed at least 500-million barrels of oil could lie off the coast of Virginia.
  • Virginia Gov 2009: Obama steps up activity for Deeds; Republicans up big in poll

    10/21/2009 3:23:18 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 25 replies · 858+ views
    President Barack Obama’s Oct. 27 appearance on behalf of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds will be at Old Dominion University, his campaign said today. The president will appear a week before Election Day at ODU’s Ted Constant Center. Obama will try to reignite the voters who helped him become the first Democratic presidential candidate in 44 years to carry Virginia. Deeds, meantime, has released a new television ad in which Obama encourages Virginia Democrats to help elect the state senator as governor. The development came as Public Policy Polling released a survey that shows Republicans leading by double-digits in all...
  • Michelle Obama joins Food Network's Paula Deen to fry shrimp for cooking show

    09/17/2008 8:36:58 AM PDT · by mnehring · 82 replies · 821+ views
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) _ Michelle Obama took a break recently from the campaign trail to get her hands messy breading shrimp as she helped prepare a deep-fried dinner with the Food Network's first lady of Southern cooking, Paula Deen. The wife of Democrat Barack Obama got cozy with Deen in the kitchen during a recent taping of the Savannah celebrity cook's TV show "Paula's Party," scheduled to air on the cable network Sept. 20. Michelle Obama and Deen swapped stories about their families' favorite meals as they cooked fried shrimp and french fries at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.,...
  • Made-up massacre, 'Jenin Massacre' still exists only in the minds of the uninformed

    04/18/2005 7:45:10 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 17 replies · 1,620+ views
    DC Examiner ^ | April 17, 2005 | Joel Mowbray
    Facts are stubborn things - except when you create your own. When I was asked about the "Jenin Massacre" by a Muslim student during an event at Norfolk's Old Dominion this week, it became clear we were coming from two very different perspectives: reality vs. mythology. There was no "Jenin Massacre." Period. The only "massacre" that took place at Jenin was that of the truth. Palestinians, long masters of media manipulation, went by the hundreds to foreign media - whom Israel kept outside of the armed conflict - to claim that over 500 innocents had been slaughtered. The man at...
  • Maglev project ready to roll again at ODU

    04/18/2004 8:33:09 AM PDT · by NCjim · 1 replies · 138+ views
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | April 17, 2004 | Debbie Messina and Bill Burke
    Work on Old Dominion University’s stalled experimental maglev train should soon be back on track now that lawsuits against its builder and the university have been settled and a $2 million federal grant needed to fix technical problems has been approved. Scientists and engineers will resume the task of trying to fix vibrations that have plagued the controversial magnetic levitation project, which has cost $14 million in public and private money and was to have begun ferrying students across campus in September 2002. The bullet-nosed vehicle sits idle, perched atop an elevated guideway, because money to fix the glitches ran...
  • 'Run for Freedom' at Old Dominion University Honors War Dead

    04/07/2004 6:36:50 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 9 replies · 133+ views
    DoD-AFPS ^ | April 7, 2004 | Donna Miles
      'Run for Freedom' at Old Dominion University Honors War Dead By Donna MilesAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, April 7, 2004 — Navy and Army ROTC members, as well as students, faculty and staff at Old Dominion University and the local community are lapping the school's perimeter in Norfolk, Va., during a six-day "Run for Freedom" to honor every U.S. service member killed during the war on terror. Organized by Jason Redman, a Navy SEAL attending the university through the Navy's Seaman to Admiral Program, the event is a fundraiser to benefit families of fallen service members. Proceeds will...
  • Libertarian Party settles lawsuit with ODU over distribution rules

    11/03/2003 3:56:52 PM PST · by yonif · 104+ views
    Pilot Online ^ | November 1, 2003 | TIM MCGLONE
    NORFOLK — The Tidewater Libertarian Party reached an agreement with Old Dominion University over the distribution of political fliers, ending a lawsuit that sprung from the party’s anti-referendum campaign last fall. A federal judge had dismissed the lawsuit on a technicality, but under threat of appeal, the university agreed to change its policy, officials said. Even now, Libertarian Party member Brian Babb, who brought the suit, said he remains displeased with the school’s policy. While the school removed a restriction on the “distribution of printed materials,” Babb said he read the new policy as requiring permission before attempting to hand...
  • Maglev project gets $2 million in fed funds

    02/28/2003 12:42:58 PM PST · by Willie Green · 15 replies · 256+ views
    Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | February 27, 2003
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. EDGEWATER --The federal government has come through with $2 million needed to finish construction of a magnetically levitating train project at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. Congress approved the funding as part of the federal transportation budget on Feb. 13 and President Bush made it official last week when he signed the federal budget. The money will allow American Maglev Technology to complete its high-speed train, which was constructed in Edgewater. The $16 million project has been on hold since November until funds were made available to complete construction of...