The Wednesday morning assembly at Nitro‚Äôs Rock Branch Elementary School was special. Around 200 students were dressed up and ready to sing for their guests, the gym was decorated in blue and yellow, and Babydog even trotted in for an appearance.
An Upshur County teacher‚Äôs aide who was named the 2023 West Virginia Service Personnel of the Year has been suspended in light of an investigation into an alleged incident involving a student.
West Virginia University President Gordon Gee acknowledged the hardships of the school‚Äôs ongoing ‚ÄúAcademic Trans- formation‚ÄĚ but shifted to how the university will grow to become a modern land-grant institution during his State of the University address Monday at the Erickson Alumni Center.
Bre Cutright said she joined Raze, West Virginia‚Äôs youth anti-tobacco initiative, because she wanted to help her grandfather quit smoking. His addiction had caused him to distance himself from others and stop attending many family events, she said.
West Virginia Department of Education officials are looking to increase attendance after a recent report found numerous schools struggling to keep students in class.
Incalculable. That was the assessment West Virginia University Provost Maryanne Reed offered Monday regarding the cumulative affects WVU‚Äôs wide-ranging cuts faculty and staff cuts as part of its university-wide restructuring will have on the institution.
CHARLESTON -- West Virginia State Treasurer Riley Moore has announced a new contest that will award up to $12,000 deposited in a Jumpstart Savings Account to winners who tell the world what makes them proud to be a West Virginia skilled worker.
In September 2021, West Virginia University hailed the announcement of a $3.8 million National Science Foundation grant award the foundation said would produce advanced smart manufacturing and a more skilled workforce.
West Virginia University saw a decrease in drug and alcohol arrests in 2022 but experienced an increase in reports of rape, sexual assault and stalking, according to a report the school released this week.
In December 2020, West Virginia University President Gordon Gee called for WVU to ‚Äúdecrease costs‚ÄĚ in remarks at a university Board of Governors meeting his administration has since pegged as the start of an institution-wide restructuring amid a $45 million budget shortfall.
Tuesday was a night for the girls at the 76th Gazette-Mail Kanawha County Majorette & Band Festival.
Federal officials are asking Gov. Jim Justice to address the funding disparity between West Virginia‚Äôs two land-grant institutions.
West Virginia University President Gordon Gee had a request for the Gazette-Mail Editorial Board during his meeting last week.
Candice Redd has been to the Gazette-Mail Kanawha County Majorette & Band Festival many times as a Sissonville High School band member, Marshall University Marching Thunder member and, most recently, as the woodwind instructor and assistant for Sissonville High.
The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities has designated West Virginia University as an ‚ÄúInnovation and Economic Prosperity University.‚ÄĚ
The West Virginia University Provost‚Äôs Office this week required its libraries unit to cut up to $800,000 from its budget by Dec. 1 amid a university-wide $45 million budget shortfall.
West Virginia University would have gotten the ‚Äúcold shoulder‚ÄĚ from the state Legislature if the school had asked for money to help solve its financial problems, President Gordon Gee said in a Gazette-Mail interview this week.
Five days after the West Virginia University Board of Governors approved cutting 143 faculty positions and 28 majors with his administration‚Äôs backing, WVU President Gordon Gee concluded a conversation with the Gazette-Mail Editorial Board Wednesday by focusing on one specific position.
West Virginia University Libraries will reduce personnel, to realize $800,000 in savings as the university‚Äôs ‚ÄúAcademic Transformation‚ÄĚ continues.
The West Virginia University Board of Governors approved sweeping program and personnel cuts during a chaotic meeting Friday that was punctuated by the protests of students and faculty in attendance.
Faculty and students at West Virginia University expressed vehement opposition to proposed downsizing measures during a three-hour meeting Thursday, just one day before the university‚Äôs Board of Governors is slated to vote on sweeping cuts.
When the Herbert Hoover High School football team runs onto the field Friday night in Elkview, it will be led by a living, breathing dog for the first time ‚ÄĒ Meeko the husky.
A second-grade teacher from Wayne County was named the 2024 Teacher of the Year and a bus driver from Cabell County was named the 2024 Service Personnel of the Year during a special ceremony in ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š on Tuesday.
An assembly of the West Virginia University Faculty Senate took an extraordinary step last week when it approved a resolution of no confidence in President Gordon Gee in a 797-100 vote.
Rob Alsop, the vice president of strategic initiatives at West Virginia University, on Monday defended the ongoing program and personnel cuts at the school during a meeting of the Legislature‚Äôs Joint Finance Committee at the state Capitol.
ONA ‚ÄĒ After 42 years with more than a hundred championship wins at two high schools, Cabell Midland High School band director Tim James stepped down from his position this week.
The West Virginia University Faculty Senate Assembly on Wednesday approved a resolution of no confidence in President Gordon Gee, as well as another calling for a freeze of the academic transformation they say is gutting the school‚Äôs resources.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS ‚ÄĒ Over the past 72 years, West Virginia has lost 12% of its population, according to Danny Twilley, assistant vice president of the West Virginia University Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative.
West Virginia University officially announced Tuesday that it will discontinue its World Language programs, while continuing to offer face-to-face instruction in two languages.
The West Virginia University Faculty Senate has received petitions for a vote of no confidence in President Gordon Gee and a resolution to stop the program and personnel cuts being proposed by the university.
A recent letter from the state president of the American Federation of Teachers to West Virginia University‚Äôs Board of Governors has drawn the ire of the state Senate Finance Committee chairman.
HUNTINGTON ‚ÄĒ One hundred Marshall University students recently began their journey in a program that aims to help them, and eventually, other Marshall students, graduate debt-free in four years.
HUNTINGTON ‚ÄĒ West Virginia government leaders on Tuesday participated in a ceremonial bill signing event at Marshall University for supplemental appropriation funding recently allocated for the creation of its Institute for Cyber Security.
MORGANTOWN ‚ÄĒ Protesters called for the ouster of West Virginia University President Gordon Gee during a rally Monday against proposed widespread program and faculty cuts at the state‚Äôs flagship university.
Alumni and supporters gathered Saturday afternoon in Elkview to celebrate the new Herbert Hoover High School. It was a day for reflecting on the past and sharing hope for the future.
HUNTINGTON ‚ÄĒ Marshall University will begin implementation this fall of the use of artificial intelligence, or AI, at the university.
Students shuffled into ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š‚Äôs West Side Middle School Friday to the tune of ‚ÄúEye of the Tiger,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúMy Girl,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúStayin‚Äô Alive‚ÄĚ and other hits.
MORGANTOWN ‚ÄĒ When freshman Hannah Blakely moved into her dorm earlier this week, she prepared to pursue her dream career at her dream college. She had no idea West Virginia University would plan to discontinue her major the next day.
A pyramid of trophies tops the cabinets in the band room at the new Herbert Hoover High School, in Elkview. They‚Äôve all been won in the past seven years ‚ÄĒ while Hoover hasn‚Äôt had a building to call its own.
Education and law enforcement officials are asking for public and parental participation in keeping students safe as the school year opens Friday in Kanawha County.
Gov. Jim Justice stressed education during a speech just before signing legislation establishing a new state park at Summersville Lake on Friday.
HUNTINGTON ‚ÄĒ The Total Withdrawal Counseling initiative at Marshall University grew this spring as Marshall‚Äôs Center For Student Success certified several new counselors.
In a move that affects hundreds of students and faculty, West Virginia University announced Friday it is recommending dropping 32 majors, including 20 post-graduate programs, as part of its restructuring in the face of a $45 million budget deficit.