Safety is a campus-wide responsiblity, says CNU Police Chief

CNU PD discusses emergency response plans following ODU bomb threat last Thursday On Nov. 29. 2018 a bomb threat was made at ODU which caused the campus to close until 3 p.m. that day. No injuries were reported from this incident, but the headlines on Thursday caused many to question what CNU’s response to a…

Crafting a community

Early admission to be offered to up to 75 NNPS students in Community Captains program In a newly-announced partnership with Newport News Public Schools (NNPS), CNU is granting up to 75 qualified Newport News Public school sophomores early admission.  This announcement came on Dec. 28, 2018 at a ceremony at Warwick High School in Newport…

Honoring the ‘Comm Mom’

Two years ago, the Department of Communication at CNU experienced the loss of a community member and friend. One year ago, they lost another. This year, they hope to honor both of their memories.  For many, Kathy Byars was the first face students in the Department of Communication encountered. Dr. Danielle Stern shared that Byars…

‘Students First’

Board of Visitors tackles Guaranteed Tuition, mental health in latest meeting On Friday, Nov. 16, the Board of Visitors met at CNU to discuss and vote on a new tuition and fees resolution. Entitled “Captain’s Commitment: Guaranteed Tuition and Fees,” this resolution is an attempt to ensure transparency to the student body about their tuition….

Scott talks tuition, plans for 2019

With Democrat control of the House in January, Democrat Bobby Scott is expected to assume chairmanship of the Committee on Education and Workforce By Kristen Ziccarelli Last week, citizens of Virginia’s third district re-elected Democratic Congressman Bobby Scott to the House of Representatives. Running unchallenged, Scott’s campaign victory will grant him two more years in…

Dr. Kidd and Dr. Bitecofer go to Washington

The Wason Center put CNU on the national stage Just a day after votes were cast for the 2018 midterm elections in Virginia, the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy was on the move. Travelling to D.C. to report on the election and the data collected at Christopher Newport University, Dr. Quentin Kidd and…

Finding your voice, healing our campus

CNU’s Shadow Event let community members share their story Clenched hands and misty eyes were experienced by those in attendance at the Diamonstein concert hall on Monday, Nov. 5. during Where is the Line and Fear 2 Freedom’s annual Shadow Event.  The event, which featured first-hand accounts of sexual assault gives CNU community members the…

Continuing the conversation

With public interest increasing, CNU continues to advocate for survivors of sexual assault The National Sexual Violence Resource Center states that 25 percent of women will be assaulted during their time at college, 66 percent of women will be harassed and 90 percent of crimes will go unreported. These are statistics many at CNU don’t…

Truly returns to CNU for Keynote Address

Nationally recognized legal scholar Jonathan Turley spoke at the CNU American Studies Center’s 12th Annual Conference on America’s Founding Principles and History BY KRISTEN ZICCARELLI Nationally recognized legal scholar and George Washington Professor Jonathan Turley gave the Keynote Address of last Thursday’s conference in Gaines Theater. In a speech titled “Chief Among Equals: A Comparative…

One speech, a lifetime of experiences

Entrepreneur Brin Enterkin speaks of her life lessons as founder of The African SOUP By Kristen Ziccarelli A college student less than a decade ago and an entrepreneur today, twenty-eight-year-old Brin Enterkin had a multitude of lessons and a wealth of experiences to share with a full audience of Honors students last Thursday at Peebles…