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West Virginia University Announces Rural Telehealth Program

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A researcher at West Virginia University is heading up a telehealth program to quickly connect people in rural areas with medical care. The college announced the year-long pilot Thursday and said it will start this fall. Participants will have recently left a long-term care center and will be given devices to… Read More

West Virginia University Wins NASA Robotics Contest

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia University robotics team has won a NASA competition for the second time in three years. The college on Friday announced the team’s win in NASA’s Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge. WVU’s Mountaineer Ice Driller Automated System III beat out other machines made by the Massachusetts Institute… Read More

Man Accused of Threatening Shooting at WVU

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia University student is accused of threatening to shoot people at the school and then kill himself. News outlets report 21-year-old Cheickna Kagnassy, of Maryland, was arrested Wednesday and charged with making terroristic threats. University police Deputy Chief Phil Scott says a concerned citizen alerted officers that Kagnassy had… Read More

West Virginia University Offering Voluntary Job Buyouts

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia University is offering buyouts to employees with at least 20 years of service as part of cost-cutting efforts. The voluntary program comes after the university last week announced a tuition and fee increase for the fall semester. According to the university, eligible faculty and staff would be offered a… Read More

Protest at West Virginia University Over Campus Carry Bill

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A protest has been held at West Virginia University over legislation that would allow people with concealed weapons permits to carry weapons on college campuses. Dozens of people gathered at WVU in Morgantown on Thursday to listen to concerns from students and other speakers about campus safety. The bill was endorsed… Read More