Student petition gains traction

A petition regarding commencement speaker selection process has received almost 700 signatures  A student-led petition regarding the choice of commencement speaker, Suzanne Scheuble, has been receiving attention on social media from alumni, family and students. At time of writing, the change.org petition, written by Miller Bowe, has received over 680 signatures, 48 posts in support…

World in Brief

Recaps of the top news stories that happened last week from across the globe Netanyahu hopeful to win Israel election With all votes nearly counted in a hotly contested race, Benjamin Netanyahu looks all but certain to secure a fifth term as the Prime Minister of Israel. Due to Israel’s multi-party system, in order for…

The fund that has everyone stunned

Captains’ Educational Enrichment Fund beats the stock market in 2018, is on track to do so again in 2019 After the worst year in nearly a decade, many investors came out of 2018 with a significant loss while underperforming the S&P 500 index. Although the Captains’ Educational Enrichment Fund (CEE Fund), a student-run investment team…

President of local United Way spoke to PLP students

Steve Kast’s PLP speech inspired students to lead with kindness “No one has a greater impact on young people in the community than this man.” Introducing the fourth speaker in the leadership speaker series to members of the President’s Leadership Program, President Paul Trible set the stage for Steve Kast. Steve Kast, the current president…

World in brief

Recaps of the top news stories that happened last week from across the globe Slovakia elects first female president In a highly contested run-off election over the past weekend, Slovakia elected Zuzana Caputova as the country’s first female president in its history. Caputova, who had no prior political experience, defeated well-known diplomat Maros Sefcovic, winning…

The freeze is now a guarantee

BOV unanimously passes President Trible’s tuition freeze for all incoming and current students for 2019-2020 academic year On Friday, April 5, the Executive Committee of the Board of Visitors held a special meeting. During this special meeting, Christopher Newport University President Paul Trible recommended a tuition freeze for the incoming freshmen class of 2019 as…

Spreading the sentiment of gentlemen

Kappa Delta Rho hosts Gentlemen’s Week to raise money for philanthropies, promote healthy masculinity Throughout the week of April 1 – 4, Kappa Delta Rho hosted their first major Gentlemen’s Week. Kappa Delta Rho began Gentlemen’s Week last semester, but it was more of a trial run back then. This past fall, the theme of…

Habitat hosts advocacy week

Week to include tabling, raffle, panel, volunteering and more Housing—although it may be a word that causes CNU students frustration, there is a larger conversation going on about housing in Hampton Roads. Habitat for Humanity is at the forefront of that conversation. This week marks a national advocacy program for Habitat for Humanity, called Act!…

World in Brief

Recaps of the top news stories that happened last week from across the globe Mueller Investigation Concludes Following a 22 month-long investigation, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his inquiry into whether the Trump campaign or Trump associates conspired with Russia during the 2016 election. In a four-page letter discussing “principal conclusions” of the investigation sent…

Continuing and furthering the legacy

SDEC creates Women’s History Month photo series, hopes to expand initiatives in the future Through this school year, the Student Diversity and Equality Council (SDEC) has created several photo series during certain cultural months to give a platform for minority groups on Christopher Newport’s campus. They have produced a photo series for Hispanic Heritage Month…