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  West Virginia University's board has approved a plan to expand the percentage of the school's non-classified staff.

The Dominion Post reports that the move is in response to a new state law that changed the way the percentage of a school's staff is calculated. Previously, all employees were counted. The new law removes faculty from the equation.

The change increased WVU's percentage of non-classified staff from 12 percent to 24 percent. As of July, a university's percentage of non-classified staff can't exceed 20 percent.

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Research by a West Virginia sports economist is shedding new light on the recent string of domestic violence and abuse scandals involving NFL players. It’s a study that looks at the connection between players’ arrest records and their salaries.

Dr. Lewis Cantley opened up entirely new fields in cell biology and cancer treatment.
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Internationally renowned cancer scientist Lewis Cantley, a West Virginia native,  will deliver the 2014 Laurence and Jean DeLynn Lecture at West Virginia University Monday.

Cantley grew up in Big Chimney in Kanawha County, graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan and then went on to Harvard.

The biochemist discovered a family of enzymes fundamental to understanding cancer biology.

On West Virginia Morning, U.S. Senate candidates Shelley Moore Capito and Natalie Tennant speak to the state's Chamber of Commerce, Clark Davis has a preview of WVU and Marshall’s football openers tomorrow and in Pennsylvania Glynis Board reports from the famous Frank Lloyd Wright home in Falling water.

Staging the Auction to Sell the Collection of a Lifetime

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More than fifty years of marriage… plus two international performing careers… plus a shared passion for seeking out eclectic and interesting objects… adds up to one remarkable collection. World-famous opera singer Frances Yeend  and her husband amassed just such a collection. It’ll be auctioned off starting this weekend at the Sagebrush Roundup near Fairmont.

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  Police issued more than 180 citations and arrested more than a dozen people during West Virginia University students' first weekend in Morgantown for the fall semester.

Preliminary figures released Tuesday by Morgantown police show 82 citations were issued for underage drinking between last Friday and Monday.

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West Virginia University officials say the number of students on its Morgantown campuses is expected to look similar to last year's total.

While the school will do its official count in October, this year's freshman class should be between 4,900 and 5,000 first-time students.

The Dominion Post reports there were nearly 30 thousand students on WVU's main campus last year. That was a slight dip from the previous year and included freshman enrollment of 4,900 students.

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A delay in completing a new housing complex has forced about 600 West Virginia University students to find a new place to live before classes begin later this month.

Officials sent an email last month to students, saying the University Place apartment complex in Sunnyside wouldn't be ready for the fall semester. University Place is a partnership between WVU and a private owner.

Human trafficking is happening in West Virginia and law enforcement learns what to look for to stop it. Athletic officials at WVU are hoping that the 2014 football season will be a lot better than last year’s when the team finished 4-8.  And we’ll meet Chelsea McBee, a 29 year old banjo player from Shepherdstown.

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West Virginia University’s football program is hoping that 2014 is much better than 2013 after finishing 4-8.

WVU Head Coach Dana Holgorsen enters his fourth season in Morgantown. In his first season, the last for WVU in the Big East, they finished 10-3. In the following two season while in the Big 12, Holgorsen is 11-14 overall and 6-12 in the Big 12. Holgorsen said he doesn’t feel any extra pressure headed into the season.

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A judge has denied a motion by West Virginia Radio Corp. to toss the media rights contract between West Virginia University and IMG College.

Monongalia County circuit judge Thomas Evans on Thursday set aside the motion for summary judgment against WVU and others.
 

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A team from West Virginia University has been selected to participate in a NASA program to build and test instruments.

NASA says the team from WVU is participating in the Undergraduate Student Instrument Program. Ten U.S. college and university teams were selected for the first year of the program.

Officials say the program is an educational flight opportunity to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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  West Virginia University is elevating the status of its top diversity official.

The university said Wednesday that David M. Fryson has been promoted to vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion. He's been chief diversity officer since 2012.
 

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West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee will earn a total $775,000 under his new contract.

Media outlets report that Gee's earnings include $650,000 in base pay and a $125,000 supplement to be paid by the WVU Foundation. Gee also will be eligible for annual raises under the two-year contract.
 
Gee's pay is the same as former WVU President Jim Clements. Gee was named interim president after Clements left for Clemson in November 2013. The Higher Education Policy Commission approved Gee's appointment as permanent president in March.
 

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West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee is on the road, part of his statewide 55-county tour.

Thursday, Gee made stops in Raleigh, Mercer and Summers counties. He met with WVU alumni and local business leaders. He traveled with the musket-packing Mountaineer mascot, Michael Garcia.

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A West Virginian is among more than 140 people selected from across the country to participate in the summer White House internship program.

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A California man will spend 10 days in jail after pleading no contest to hazing and battery at a West Virginia University fraternity.

Andrew Nemes of Huntington Beach, California, entered his plea Monday. Monongalia County Magistrate Jim Nabors sentenced Nemes to a total 15 months in jail, and then suspended all but 10 days.

Nemes also must pay a $1,000 fine.

Police say a 19-year-old man was physically assaulted and injured on Nov. 15, 2013, while participating in an initiation at Phi Kappa Psi's WVU chapter.

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An original children’s theater show debuts this weekend in Morgantown. The production comes from the Mountain State Rep, the professional summer theater company out of West Virginia University’s School of Theatre and Dance.


West Virginia University Provost Michele G. Wheatly plans to step down at the end of June.

Wheatly has served as the university's chief academic officer since Jan. 1, 2010. She came to WVU from Wright State University in Ohio, where she was head of the College of Science and Mathematics.

WVU President E. Gordon Gee said Tuesday in a news release that he has named College of Law Dean Joyce McConnell to replace Wheatly as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. McConnell's appointment is effective July 1.

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West Virginia University continues to tighten its belt to achieve approximately $20 million in budget cuts.

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