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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...

WV native talks to CBS about program for neurodiverse people

May. 14, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Martinsburg native Morgan McCardell was recently interviewed by CBS in a special covering some of the pilot program she was involved with at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency where she uses her talents in a unique way. The pilot program increases...

Board chooses interim president for WVU Parkersburg

May. 04, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — An interim president has been chosen for West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The school's Board of Governors selected Torie Jackson as interim following the recent resignation of current president Chris Gilmer, Board of Governors Chair Steven Hardman...

WVU receiving $11M for research on visual disabilities

May. 03, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is receiving $11 million in federal dollars for research on treating and slowing the progression of incurable eye diseases. West Virginia has the second-highest rate of visual disability in the U.S., according to a university news...

Thomas Health, WVU Health enter into management agreement

Apr. 21, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thomas Health System said it has entered into a management and clinical affiliation agreement with the West Virginia University Health System. In addition, South Charleston-based Thomas Health said Wednesday that President and CEO Dan Lauffer...

West Virginia commits $1.5M for athlete education benefits

Apr. 11, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s athletic department said Monday it will commit $1.5 million annually in education-related benefits starting this fall for its scholarship athletes. WVU athletes will have the chance to receive the assistance based on their academic...