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James Madison University is inaugurating its sixth president. Jonathan Alger officially takes the helm of the Harrisonburg university Friday. He tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that it's very unusual in American higher education for a university to...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistThe Community College Access Program (CCAP) is a tuition assistance program at Virginia Western Community College. It makes college available for students who could not otherwise afford to attend. CCAP supports as many students as possible, based on...
A national professor organization criticizes the University of Virginia's governing board -- and particularly Rector Helen Dragas -- in a new report on last summer's ouster attempt on the school's president. In a report released Thursday, the American...
Tags: Teaching and Learning, Education, Teachers
A Lynchburg College student died in an accident in Appomattox County on Sunday afternoon. Melissa Smith died after her car flipped on Route 638 (Wheelers Spring Road) around 3:15 p.m. Sunday. The accident happened less than a half-mile west of Route 47....
Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling will give the commencement speech at Randolph College this spring. Randolph College’s graduation is at 10 a.m. May 12. "I am pleased to have Lieutenant Governor Bolling as the College's 2013 Commencement...
Tags: Executive Branch, Politics, Government, Elections, Bill Bolling
ReporterWalk through Washington Hall with Tom Kalasky and the scope of the project quickly comes into focus. "The last significant renovation was done in 1937," said Kalasky, Washington and Lee University's Director of Capital Projects. W&L is in the middle...
College students putting away the bikinis and flip flops in the name of community service. Students from New York, Massachusetts, even Wisconsin are spending their spring break helping out with Habitat for Humanity projects in Roanoke. We caught up...
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) - Former Washington & Lee University President John Delane Wilson has died. He was 81. The university said Sunday in a news release that Wilson died Saturday in Lexington. Wilson served as president from 1983 to 1995. In 1984,...
Tags: John Wilson
WDBJ7 ReporterCollege leaders in Southern Virginia believe they have what it takes keep students home for education and a career without leaving the area. Whether it's solar powered, magnified or has a strange chemical structure, chances are one of hundreds of high...
ReporterWith a notebook in hand, Democrat Terry McAuliffe took in the mechatronics lab at Virginia Western Community College. Like other campaigns that have visited the automated assembly line before him, McAuliffe was focusing on workforce development, and the...
reporterWhile some college students will be heading off to spring break, another is setting off for an academic adventure. In March, Adrian Gillem is heading to Japan. His trip will be financed with the help of not one, but two national scholarships....
A new study shows most Virginia college students finish what they start A report released today by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows that students in the commonwealth finish their degrees at a rate far above the national average....
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