Veterans need more mental health counselors, William and Mary will be the first to train them

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Military service fosters resilience in both individuals and families, but many service members experience significant mental health or substance abuse challenges during and following...
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Northam to order closure of Virginia schools

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday ordered all schools in Virginia to close for at least two weeks as the coronavirus spreads,...
Karen Karlowicz, chairwoman of ODU's School of Nursing and Gov. Ralph Northam touring the facilities in the new Center for Telehealth Education and Research. (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Old Dominion University)

Northam announced budget plans with education largest new investment (audio)

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Governor Northam has announced his budget. It will include one of the largest new investments in K through 12 education ever proposed in Virginia,...
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Do you know how much lead is in the water at local schools?

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The Virginia General Assembly passed a law in 2017 requiring all public schools to test potable water for lead, meaning any water used for...
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The region’s cybersecurity workforce needs to grow and strengthen, and ODU just got money to work on that

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NORFOLK -- According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, higher education institutions have not kept pace with the growing demand for cybersecurity professionals. Old...
Cmdr. Bryan Roberts, assigned to Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic, instructs a student attending the 2019 Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show STEM Lab Learning Day as he flies a flight simulator. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mark Thomas Mahmod/Released)

2019 NAS Oceana Air Show STEM event shatters Guinness World Record

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VIRGINIA BEACH -- More than 8,000 students attended the 2019 Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show Sept. 20, breaking the Guinness World Record for...
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Here’s how ODU is responding to this need

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NORFOLK -- To combat the opioid epidemic across the state, Old Dominion University's Darden College of Education and Professional Studies is offering a new professional...
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