College and Beyond
2:53 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

What is the Future for Higher Ed in West Virginia?

Enrollment at post secondary schools in West Virginia has seen a decline in recent years
Credit West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

College tuition is going up across the country - and across West Virginia. Recently, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC) approved increases for several colleges and universities. Unfortunately, these increases come as many schools have seen a decline in enrollment.

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Carbon Regulations
6:52 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Will West Virginia Ever See A New Coal-Fired Power Plant?

The EPA has proposals on the table to regulate not only existing power plants, but new ones, based on carbon emission restrictions.
Credit Robb Kendrick / National Geographic

There’s been much deliberation over the last week regarding new Environmental Protection Agency proposals for regulating coal fired power plant carbon emissions. State officials are very discouraged by the ideas. But as Ben Adducchio reports, there are also proposals on the table for how to regulate future power plants, and some are asking whether any will be built again in West Virginia.

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Higher Education
9:29 am
Tue June 3, 2014

WVU, Marshall Presidents Meeting in Huntington

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The presidents of Marshall and West Virginia universities are getting together to discuss the state's higher education issues.

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Campus Safety
9:36 am
Wed May 28, 2014

NJ Man Pleads No Contest in WVU Frat Hazing

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A Thursday sentencing is set for a New Jersey man who pleaded no contest to hazing at a West Virginia University fraternity.

Michael Sousa entered the plea Tuesday in Monongalia County Magistrate Court.

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WVU Sports
12:44 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

WVU Gets A Golf Coach

WVU's new Head Coach, Sean Covich, with his family.
Credit WVU Sports Communications / West Virginia University

Sean Covich will be the head coach of the men’s golf program. The golf team will start competing in July 2015, according to a news release.

Covich spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach for the Mississippi State University Bulldogs, a school in the Southeastern Conference.

Men’s golf was actually a varsity sport at WVU from 1933-82.

The reintroduction of men’s golf as a varsity sport will satisfy a requirement from WVU’s Conference, the Big 12, that a school must meet a minimum of six men’s and six women’s sports.

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Health & Science
12:18 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

WVU Hospitals Names New President and CEO

A new president and CEO has been named to lead the WVU United Health System
Credit West Virginia University

A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center administrator has been named president and CEO of West Virginia University Hospitals.

Dr. Albert L. Wright Jr.'s appointment is effective Aug. 1. He will replace Bruce McClymonds, who is retiring at the end of May.

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10:12 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

WVU Rifle Team Wins NCAA Championship

Credit WVU

National Champs again! The No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team won its 16th NCAA Championship in Murray, Ky., Friday.

The Mountaineers won the championship last year too, and it’s the third win under coach Jon Hammond. WVU’s first title under Hammond came in 2009. The rifle team is the only WVU program to win an NCAA Championship.

Hammond says it was a relaxed win, and that his team was confident, focused, and capable. He also expects good things next year as all five shooters that shot at this year’s championship will return.

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Festival of Ideas
9:44 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Researcher Gives Some Insight Into How the Brain Works

WVU Researcher Paul Holcomb discusses brain research during the Festival of Ideas.
Credit Diane Jeanty / WVU School of Journalism

We all have one- but there's a lot of mystery behind how it works- the brain, that is.

People who attended West Virginia University's Festival of Ideas in Morgantown last night left with a little more knowledge about how their brains work and also with an understanding that there's a lot about the human brain that we don't know.  

But this doesn’t bother one WVU neuroscience researcher who was the guest at last night's lecture.

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Marshall Food Pantry
1:42 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Marshall Opens Food Pantry for Students

MU Alumni Association holds drive for pantry.

College students are not part of the group that most would think about needing help from a food pantry. Marshall University officials say the need is definitely there for that little extra support for students to get by and are doing something about it.

Marshall University and the Huntington Area Food Bank have teamed up to develop a food pantry on campus for students. The idea for the pantry began two years ago.

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On WV PBS and WV PBS.2
11:39 am
Thu February 20, 2014

The Law Works - Safety of Our Water Supply

The Law Works is a weekly television series that addresses legal issues of concern to residents of West Virginia.
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Chemical Leak
11:09 am
Fri February 7, 2014

West Virginia University Continues Testing for MCHM Contamination

Filling Up — Jason Fillhart, from West Virginia Water Research Institute, leans off a boat dock to collect a water sample.
Credit Raymond Thompson / WVU

West Virginia University researchers say, in an effort to fulfill their land-grant institution mission of serving communities in the state, they stepped up to begin a research project to study the Elk River Chemical spill. University funds as well as a grant from the National Science Foundation have provided seed money to immediately collect perishable data to conduct this study.

Lead Researchers:

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3:04 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

New Documentary Features Work of WVU Professor

A new documentary takes viewers around the globe to show how economic freedom empowers entrepreneurs to improve their lives and their communities. Economic Freedom in Action: Changing Lives premieres January 30 at 9 p.m. on WV PBS.2.

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West Virginia Morning
10:06 am
Tue January 7, 2014

How to Stay Warm in Brutal Cold, Could Fracking Solve Abandoned Mine Water Problems? & More

Lawrence Messina of the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety joins Beth Vorhees by phone to discuss the extreme cold and what's being done to keep residents safe, could fracking solve abandoned mine water problems, and West Virginia University's basketball teams begin their second year in the Big 12.

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WVU Sports
6:53 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

WVU Basketball Hoping for Big Things in Second Big 12 Season

WVU men's basketball coach Bob Huggins (center) is hoping for better results in 2014.
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West Virginia’s men’s team is coming off of a season last year where they only won 13 games. It was the worst season in a decade for the program, and one of Coach Bob Huggins’ worst as a head coach.

One problem the team endured  was an exhaustive travel schedule, traveling  more than 30,000 air miles, since many of the Big 12 schools are in Texas. Huggins says an adjusted travel schedule this year, which allows for the team to stay in that state for two games instead of flying back and forth, has helped.

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Higher Education
4:49 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

WVU Board Names 20 Person Presidential Search Panel

Credit West Virginia University

West Virginia University's Board of Governors has approved a 20-member committee to search for the university's next president.

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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.
Credit West Virginia University

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

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WVU President Search
2:35 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

WVU Interim President Shares Priorities

E. Gordon Gee visited WVU on Tuesday, his first visit to the school in his new role as interim president.
Credit West Virginia University

E. Gordon Gee started his lengthy career as a university president in 1981, at the age of 36. Now more than 30 years later, he's going to end his career as a president at the same school where it all began.

Gee is the interim president at WVU. He will succeed James Clements, who is leaving the university in a few weeks to take on the presidency at the University of Clemson.

Gee says his top priority is to keep the university moving forward.

"I want to understand what the problems are, every institution has problems," Gee said.

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WVU President Search
1:48 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

WVU BOG will take more time to name interim president

WVU President James Clements is leaving for the same post at the University of Clemson.
Credit West Virginia University

The West Virginia University Board of Governors spent more than two hours in executive session on Tuesday, but didn't come to a final decision on who to name as the school's interim president.

The BOG will meet again Thursday, and a school spokesman says the board will take up the discussion then, as well as finalize procedures for the national search for a full-time replacement.

Recommendations for both will go before the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission for approval on Friday.

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Energy Contest
10:23 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Decathlon still memorable for WVU team despite loss

The Solar Decathlon came up short in California, but brought back lots of great memories.
Credit West Virginia University

Branden Bellanca is the student project lead for the Solar Decathlon team. For three weeks in Irvine, Ca., Bellanca and the team competed against nearly 20 other programs from around the world, testing the endurance and efficiency of homes using solar power and other green technologies. WVU’s entry is the first log cabin, rustic style home the competition has seen and Bellanca said that meant encountering some bumps along the way.

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Art & History
11:15 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

How To: Portable Iron Pour with 'Sputnik' the Iron Furnace

Justin Steiner

“Anybody who wants to carve a mold, we have some right here,” WVU sculpture area coordinator Dylan Collins said to a crowd who gathered. “It’s going to be just like a cooking show! You see your ingredients there, art will get made here. So don’t be shy! And, Welcome! Let me know what you need!”

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