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2 W.Va. Universities Pushing Learning Online Over Coronavirus

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s two major universities are temporarily eliminating face-to-face instruction and extending their spring breaks as they continue to monitor the threat of the new coronavirus in a state with no confirmed cases. Marshall University in Huntington announced the move Wednesday, a day after West Virginia University in Morgantown disclosed the… Read More

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West Virginia Univ. President Responds after 2 Shootings

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University’s president is emphasizing a commitment to safety after two recent shootings near the Morgantown campus, one of them involving a fatality. Gordon Gee released a letter to the community on Sunday. Two people were charged with first-degree murder after Friday’s shooting at a student housing apartment complex. Neither… Read More

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Kathy Mattea Named WVU Distinguished Artist in Residence

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Country singer Kathy Mattea will be coaching music students at West Virginia University. The university says in a news release that the Cross Lanes native has been named a distinguished artist in residence in the School of Music for the 2019-20 academic year. The statement says the two-time Grammy Award winner… Read More

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Fraternity Revokes Chapter at West Virginia University

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A fraternity has revoked its chapter at West Virginia University, citing multiple violations of alcohol and risk management policies. WBOY-TV reports the national Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity’s board of directors unanimously voted to revoke the WVU chapter’s charter following an investigation. SigEp CEO Brian Warren’s statement says the national headquarters provided support… Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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