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Friday 04/29/2016
Students to hold fan appreciation day Saturday
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 1:10 am

For its project, the team was instructed to organize an innovative, goal-oriented event involving both the community and academics.

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Professor recognized by Time Magazine
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 1:09 am

Carder, the director of WVU’s Center for Alternative Fuels Engines and Emissions, got his name on the list for his work in exposing the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
WV Department of Environmental Protection releases clean power plan feasibility study
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 11:46 pm

On April 21, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection released a feasibility report detailing what the state could do to reach compliance under the Clean Power Plan, President Obama’s plan of action against climate change.

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“She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” exposes feminist issues
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 11:45 pm

Sixteen students and Morgantown residents came together Wednesday evening to learn more about the feminist movement during the late 1960s by viewing “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry.”

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Bus levy threatens Mountain Line
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 11:44 pm

In addition to deciding which candidate should represent the Democratic and Republican parties, residents of Monongalia County have a series of levies they must decide on.

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Tuesday 04/26/2016
SGA holds special election today
Updated: April 26, 2016 - 11:14 pm

The constitutional amendments up for vote propose completely restructuring SGA’s legislative branch, reformatting the SGA judicial board and creating a new executive position within the organization.

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WVU celebrates World Intellectual Property Day for the first time
Updated: April 26, 2016 - 11:18 pm

To combat this, West Virginia University hosted a series of lectures as part of World Intellectual Property Day to educate and encourage those with marketable ideas.

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WVU alums star in popular wed series
Updated: April 26, 2016 - 11:14 pm

"Tough Love" star and creator Steven Bell and co-star Blaire Wendel, are two West Virginia University alumni who packed their bags for New York shortly after graduation in pursuit of their acting careers. Their web show just debuted its third season.

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Discussion sheds light on recovery
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 8:48 pm

The event was hosted by West Virginia University’s Collegiate Recovery Program, which “offers a safe environment where students in recovery can achieve academic success while enjoying a genuine college experience, free from alcohol and other drugs,” according to its website.

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Gold, Blue and You Campaign raises University support
Updated: April 26, 2016 - 12:46 am

As a subsidiary of the State of Minds Campaign, this campus campaign is meant to inform, educate and solicit private support from faculty and staff to financially strengthen WVU’s students, faculty, staff and programs through annual giving.

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WVU to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day
Updated: April 26, 2016 - 12:48 am

Today marks the first year West Virginia University will be involved in the festivities, with an afternoon of lectures and discussions at the Media Innovation Center inside Evansdale Crossing.

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Monday 04/25/2016
Locals to speak on addiction recovery
Updated: April 25, 2016 - 12:26 am

This is why West Virginia University’s Collegiate Recovery Program is hosting "Multiple Pathways to Recovery," at 7 p.m. tonight in the Gluck Theatre of the Mountainlair.

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Morgantown grows with necessary improvements, changes
Updated: April 25, 2016 - 12:28 am

West Virginia University, local business owners, the county government and city residents applied their expertise and commitment to serving on boards and commissions aimed at improving the city.

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Thursday 04/21/2016
Women’s lacrosse team stands up to domestic violence with “Yards for Yeardley” event
Updated: April 21, 2016 - 11:15 pm

West Virginia University Women’s lacrosse is working with WELLWVU to bring the One Love Foundation to campus. Together, they will host a 5k run/walk in honor of Love, called Yards for Yeardley.

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Giuliani sues to block The Standard
Updated: April 21, 2016 - 11:19 pm

Giuliani, a local landlord many students rent from, was one of the city’s residents most outspoken against the development, vowing at the time to sue the city if it allowed development to continue.

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ROTC hopes to set new Guinness World Record during 5k run
Updated: April 21, 2016 - 11:16 pm

Across the country, ROTC cadets, alumni and local community members will go to their respective meeting locations and start the race at the same time, nationwide.

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WVU Soils Team seizes two national championships in Kansas
Updated: April 21, 2016 - 1:09 am

Leonard, a senior agro-ecology student, was one of six students to travel to the annual contest held this year from April 7-8 at Kansas State University. WVU’s team competed with 23 other universities from across the nation, including Oregon State and University of Maryland.

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YouTube star Laci Green talks to WVU students about sex, alcohol
Updated: April 21, 2016 - 1:05 am

Laci Green, YouTube star, sexual-violence prevention activist and sex-educator, visited WVU to share information on everything sex ed., from genitalia to consent. Green kept the conversation light and touched on relevant and important topics.

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NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca science at Morgantown Brewing Company
Updated: April 21, 2016 - 1:08 am

Joe Palca, NPR Science Correspondent, joined around 100 West Virginia University students and science fans from around the state for an interview style discussion titled “Science on Tap” to talk about fast radio bursts.

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SGA looks to expand legislative branch
Updated: April 21, 2016 - 10:25 am

The Board of Governors read and approved a series of constitutional amendments to expand the legislative branch of SGA on Wednesday night.

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Wednesday 04/20/2016
Freshmen celebrate the end of the year at “Sophomore Celebration” event
Updated: April 20, 2016 - 12:55 am

The “Sophomore Celebration” was held in the Evansdale Blue and Gold rooms. Hundreds of students gathered for free food, giveaways, chances to win prizes and much more as a celebration of a successful freshman year. This event was co-sponsored by WVU’s Office of Housing and Residence Life and the Division of Student Life.

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YouTube star Laci Green to talk at Ming Hsieh
Updated: April 20, 2016 - 12:49 am

The sex education activist lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Green originally launched her YouTube channel while studying at University of California, Berkeley. According to her website, Green started the project in response to what she believes to be “a nationwide failure to provide comprehensive sex education and to adopt healthy, realistic attitudes about sexuality.”

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Landlord Giuliani plans to sue city
Updated: April 20, 2016 - 12:51 am

For weeks, Giuliani—a regular and often outspoken attendee of city council meetings—has asked to be considered for the planning commission. Since he’s one of the few members of the public who regularly attends the meetings, he wondered who would be better prepared to sit on the commission.

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Women’s and Gender Studies students present semester projects at biannual fair
Updated: April 20, 2016 - 12:53 am

The women’s and gender studies fair is held each semester to showcase projects students spend much of the semester working on. Topics ranged from the 2016 presidential election candidates to the problems with maternity and paternity leave in the United States to sexual violence on campus.

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Farming program provides rehabilitation opportunities to ex-inmates
Updated: April 20, 2016 - 12:48 am

Two of its members came to West Virginia University last night to explain the organization’s farming program, Paradise Farms.

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Monday 04/18/2016
WVU starts dialogue on budget cuts
Updated: April 18, 2016 - 11:10 pm

The University is a $1.1 billion operation, and changes to the state budget will impact tuition, salaries and more.

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WVU groups present documentary to spark conversation among students
Updated: April 18, 2016 - 11:12 pm

“Food Chain$” explores the human cost of America’s food system by recording the efforts of tomato workers in southern Florida to bring justice to the fields. According to “Food Chain$,” farm labor today remains one of the most difficult and underpaid jobs in America.

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WGST department to host biannual fair
Updated: April 18, 2016 - 11:08 pm

Students in Intro to Women’s and Gender Studies, Scream Queens, Women in Appalachia and other women and gender studies classes will participate.

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Sunday 04/17/2016
Students raise funds for suicide research, awareness with inaugural walk
Updated: April 17, 2016 - 11:22 pm

Tristin Toman, coordinator for the event, said suicide is something that has affected everyone in some way or another, and spring time has an increased rate for suicides compared to other seasons of the year, according to the Center for Disease Control.

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BOG talks about potential budget cuts
Updated: April 17, 2016 - 11:18 pm

The WVU Board of Governors, during its meeting on Friday, was given a legislative update from Rob Alsop, WVU’s vice president for legal and governmental affairs and entrepreneurial engagement, about the status of the current budget and other happenings from the state legislature.

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Thursday 04/14/2016
Center for Women and Gender Studies recognizes students, faculty
Updated: April 14, 2016 - 11:52 pm

Undergraduate students receiving a major or minor in women and gender studies were recognized and received stoles to wear at graduation. Graduate students were also recognized.

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Buffalo Wild Wings president speaks at WVU
Updated: April 17, 2016 - 11:16 pm

Shoulak, the president of North America Buffalo Wild Wings spoke Tuesday morning as part of West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics’ Distinguished Speaker Series.

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CPASS unveils office of student success
Updated: April 14, 2016 - 11:47 pm

CPASS has taken part in a nine-month process to align with the University’s advising and retention goals.

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Students honor those lost with Holocaust memorial in Mountainlair
Updated: April 14, 2016 - 1:13 am

The tradition, in which club members and other speakers read Holocaust victims’ names for 24 hours straight, started in 1997, and has happened every year since.

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NAACP Image Awards recognizes student, faculty accomplishments across campus
Updated: April 14, 2016 - 1:11 am

The award show is held to recognize high achieving faculty, staff and organizations on campus who have worked to uplift the WVU community. This black tie awards show was held at 7 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms and was followed by a V.I.P. reception dinner for those who made a $5 donation.

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SGA plans to restructure
Updated: April 14, 2016 - 1:08 am

The constitutional amendment would redesignate the BOG and governors as a senate with senators and would add a legislative branch comprised of two representatives from the nine academic colleges at West Virginia University.

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Wednesday 04/13/2016
Historian Crystal Sanders discusses the advantages of Head Start programs
Updated: April 13, 2016 - 1:01 am

When discussing the importance of Sanders’ work, Krystal D. Frazier, coordinator of Africana Studies at WVU, said everyone can find inspiration from Sanders’ most recent publication.

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National Teacher of the Year visits WVU
Updated: April 13, 2016 - 12:55 am

The lecture, held at the Erickson Alumni Center, was part of the WVU College of Education & Human Service’s Go First Speaker Series, illuminated the importance of equality in public education and the role of teachers as integral parts of society.

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NAACP to host Image Awards honoring students, organizations
Updated: April 13, 2016 - 12:58 am

Since 1967, the national branch of the NAACP has hosted the Image Awards, a presentation honoring outstanding people of color in various fields such as film and sports.

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Students work to bridge wage gap
Updated: April 13, 2016 - 12:57 am

Tuesday, locations on the Downtown and Evansdale campuses were home to a Gender Equality Bake Sale, where the inequality of women’s and men’s wages was demonstrated by sugar cookies being sold for $1 to men but only 70 cents to women.

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Tuesday 04/12/2016
Fair educates faculty, students on resources available to veterans
Updated: April 12, 2016 - 12:38 am

Representatives of organizations and programs such as Operation Welcome Home, Morgantown Vet Center and WellWVU had booths set up in the Moutainlair lobby yesterday, giving veterans a starting point to help them better assimilate to society after returning home.

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M.A.L.E initiative empowers black men at WVU
Updated: April 12, 2016 - 12:42 am

The Successful Men Achieving Through Leadership and Engagement, a support initiative for WVU men of color came together for its monthly meeting Monday evening to discuss black history and how the group can apply, it to their futures and others.

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National Student Employee Week begins, WVU 2016 Student Employee of the Year announced
Updated: April 12, 2016 - 12:41 am

National Student Employment Week is an annual event hosted by the National Student Employment Advisors. This is WVU’s second year of celebration.

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Sunday 04/10/2016
Girl Scouts gain hands-on engineering experience
Updated: April 10, 2016 - 11:36 pm

The SWE hosts many outreach events throughout the year, but the GSD is by far its biggest event. More than 200 girls, 100 troop leaders and parents attended the event this year.

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Arboretum blooms into spring
Updated: April 10, 2016 - 11:35 pm

Each spring, these wildflowers are only in bloom for about a month, so in order to celebrate their beauty the WVU Department of Biology hosts the annual Spring Wildflower Walks, traditionally held the last three Sundays in April. The first walk was yesterday, and the next two will take place at 2 p.m. on April 17 and 24 starting in the Core Arboretum parking lot.

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Thursday 04/07/2016
Raising awareness of hearing loss
Updated: April 07, 2016 - 11:39 pm

Students and faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at WVU have put together a 5k "MountainEAR" walk to raise awareness.

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Updated: April 07, 2016 - 11:41 pm

All panelists agreed that feminists should not vote for Hillary Clinton just because she is a woman. They disagreed with Clinton because of her inconsistent record, moderate approach to women’s healthcare, disinterest in expanding welfare and support for the Iraq war, among other issues.

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Poet tackles heavy topics: meaning of life, death, war
Updated: April 07, 2016 - 11:43 pm

The West Virginia University English Department allowed students to question the meaning of life, death and war by hosting a poetry reading by A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize winner, Hugh Martin in Colson Hall Thursday evening.

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May graduation is quickly approaching
Updated: April 07, 2016 - 11:38 pm

With May commencement quickly approaching, students should make sure they are prepared to graduate.

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Paige Alexander & Caroline Kelley

Paige Alexander and Caroline Kelley take a quick lunch break before   studying   for   finals 

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