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WVU researchers collecting data on gender-diverse identities

Aug. 09, 2022 04:09 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The number of teenagers living in Appalachia who identify as transgender, nonbinary or other diverse gender identities may be higher than previously thought, according to a survey conducted by West Virginia University researchers. More than 7% of young...

Health system plans initiative to increase nurses

Jul. 12, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia University Health System plans to launch an initiative that will increase the number of nurses in the state, officials said. WVU Health President and CEO Albert Wright Jr. told the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s “Outside the Echo Chamber"...

Tuition, costs going up for West Virginia University system

Jun. 27, 2022 03:04 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Tuition will increase by an average of more than 2.5% across the West Virginia University system for the coming fiscal year under a new $1.2 billion budget. The WVU Board of Governors approved the budget, which includes a 2.62% or $120 increase per semester...

No injuries reported in fire at WVU building

Jun. 18, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A fire broke out at Armstrong Hall on the West Virginia University campus when a section of material used to resurface the roof caught fire, officials said. Fewer than 20 people, mostly faculty and staff, were in the building at the time of the fire on...

Former standout football player Robert Alexander dies at 64

Jun. 09, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — Former NFL player and West Virginia University standout Robert Alexander has died. He was 64. Alexander died Tuesday after being found unresponsive at his St. Albans home, Lt. B.J. Perry of the St. Albans police department said. “Robert was...

WVU gives peek inside new College of Business and Economics

May. 29, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Lawmakers and community leaders visited the new Chambers College of Business and Economics, Reynolds Hall, the old location of Stansbury Hall, at West Virginia University. Stansbury Hall was the location of WVU’s Basketball clubhouse, where WVU legend...