Latest West Virginia University News

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...

WVU nonprofit arm takes over shuttered plant, tenants sought

Mar. 31, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A nonprofit arm of West Virginia University took ownership of a shuttered pharmaceutical plant Thursday with the goal of improving area job and education opportunities. WVU Medicine will work with the university through the WVU Innovation Corp. to oversee...

WVU suspends fraternity related to hazing, reprimands 3 more

Mar. 23, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has suspended Delta Chi fraternity in connection with a hazing incident, the school said. The fraternity's international headquarters also removed its recognition of the local chapter, WVU said. The university suspension is for...

WVa University to host Appalachian Studies Conference

Mar. 16, 2022 06:47 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is hosting a conference this week devoted to the study and promotion of the Appalachian region. The 45th annual Appalachian Studies Conference, "Making, Creating and Encoding: Crafting Possibilities in Appalachia" is taking place...

West Virginia Univ. lifts mask requirements in classrooms

Mar. 08, 2022 04:02 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is lifting COVID-19 mask requirements in its classrooms and labs regardless of a person's vaccination status. The university said in a news release that the change is effective Tuesday. Last month WVU lifted a mask requirement in...

WVU professors speak against bill on race, identity teaching

Mar. 07, 2022 19:25 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers on Monday removed universities from being targeted in a bill that would dictate how lessons on race and identity can be taught in school after college professors roundly criticized the legislation. At a morning public hearing,...