West Virginia University

Green Bank Telescope
1:32 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

WVU astronomer calls new discovery 'a puzzle'

This graphic gives a look at what this new triple star system looks like.
Credit West Virginia University

There’s an ongoing debate over whether funding will be able to continue for the Green Bank telescope in Pocahontas County. But the telescope is still making remarkable astronomical discoveries, including one that’s being called a “puzzle” by West Virginia University astronomers.

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11:47 am
Mon December 16, 2013

WVU Official to Brief Lawmakers on Economic Forecast

Credit Cecelia Mason / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A West Virginia University economist will brief state legislators on the economic forecast for the coming year.

The annual presentation to members of the state Senate and the House of Delegates is set for Jan. 8 in the House chambers.

The report is compiled by the university's Bureau of Business and Economic Research. The bureau's director, John Deskins, will make the presentation.

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International Studies
10:03 am
Mon December 16, 2013

WVU Wants to Establish a Confucius Institute

The signing of the MOU.
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West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics is entering a special partnership with a Chinese University.

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West Virginia Morning
9:17 am
Mon December 16, 2013

West Virginia's Own Anti-Apartheid Leader, WVU Teams With a Chinese University, & More

West Virginia University Chief Diversity Officer David Fryson remembers Charleston social activist Leon Sullivan, WVU begins a partnership with a University in China to promote exchanges in language, culture and business,  and Beckley actress, playwright, and historian Karen Vuranch reads "Christmas in the Appalachian Mountains" by Richard Madison.

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West Virginia Morning
9:41 am
Wed December 11, 2013

A Legislative Committee Takes On Crimes Against Children, A Special Needs Support Group, & More

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A Select House Committee focused on issues related to crimes against children plans to introduce four bills to the full legislature, parents of children with special needs form a support group, E. Gordon Gee returns to West Virginia University as the Interim President, and a non-profit research organization outlines who owns property in the state.

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WVU President Search
12:18 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

A Familiar Face is the Interim President of WVU

E. Gordon Gee is the interim president of West Virginia University. He served as the school's president from 1981-1985.
Credit West Virginia University

E. Gordon Gee, President Emeritus of The Ohio State University and former president of West Virginia University, is coming back to WVU to be its interim president.

Gee will serve in the role until a permanent president is in place to succeed him. He will take an unpaid leave of absence from Ohio State while he serves in this new role.

Gee is expected to fully participate in the active life of a university president while interim. He will live in Blaney House.

Gee's annual salary will be $450,000.

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West Virginia Morning
9:20 am
Fri December 6, 2013

WVU Moves to Find a New President, A Company Bids to House W.Va. Prisoners Out of State, & More

Credit Josh Saul

West Virginia University's Board of Governors approves two motions to find a replacement for soon-to-be departing President Jim Clements, a private company bids to house the state's prisoners at an out of state facility, a preview on this weekend's high school football championship games, and Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott perform "It All Comes Down to Love" on this Mountain Stage song of the week.

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Higher Education
2:30 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

WVU Board Makes Recommendation for Interim President, Doesn't Announce Name

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West Virginia University's Board of Governors has recommended the hiring of an interim president.
     Without announcing a name, the board forwarded its recommendation for Jim Clements' temporary replacement to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. The commission meets Friday in South Charleston.
     WVU Board chairman James Dailey says the board is "thrilled" with its selection.
     The WVU board also set a goal of having a permanent president in place by next fall.

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West Virginia Morning
11:03 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Memories of Flying in WWII on this WV Morning

The children of the Appalachian Children's Cantare Chorus of Southern West Virginia perform on the north steps of the Capitol.
Credit Ashton Marra

On this WV Morning, World War II veteran William Sherman Beard of Hillsboro, West Virginia remembers flying B-24s over Europe. West Virginia University's Board of Governors is continuing its search for an interim president, and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin were joined by hundreds of West Virginians at the Capitol complex to celebrate their annual holiday gathering, 'Joyful Night.'

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Higher Education
10:00 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

WVU Board Narrows List for Interim President

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West Virginia University board members hope to select the school's interim president early next month.
     The university's Board of Governors spent more than four hours in closed executive session Thursday. Later, board chairman James Dailey said the list of potential candidates was narrowed but he didn't say how many remain.
     The board meets again Dec. 3. Dailey said he hopes the board can take the narrowed list and wrap up the selection process.

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Higher Education
11:54 am
Mon November 11, 2013

WVU President leaving for job at Clemson

James Clements is leaving WVU.
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A West Virginia University official says the university plans to start a search process for an interim president after President Jim Clements was named to the same post at Clemson University.
     WVU Board of Governors Chairman Jim Dailey says procedures are in place to form a search committee. He says that will start "in the immediate near future."
     Clements was named Clemson's 15th president on Monday. He had served as WVU's president since 2009.

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6:39 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

WVU baseball team celebrates groundbreaking of new stadium

Ground breaking event
Ben Adducchio WV Public Broadcasting

West Virginia University’s baseball team is going to have a new home in a few years. A groundbreaking on the stadium occurred Thursday.

The stadium is located in the community of Granville just west of Morgantown near I-79. That part of Monongalia County is growing by leaps and bounds. With the stadium will come a new interchange for easier access from the Interstate  to the ballpark. It’s been a lot of change for Patricia Lewis, mayor of Granville. She’s been the mayor since 1991.

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Higher Education
10:27 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

WVU's president offers 5th State of the University Address

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West Virginia University President James Clements outlined goals, challenges, and triumphs during his fifth State of the University address Monday, October 7th, 2013.

In the last four years, Clements says, university enrollment has grown by 4 percent to 32,595. He also noted significant growth in private giving.

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