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Former West Virginia athletic director Byrd dies at 94

Jan. 20, 2022 11:44 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Leland E. Byrd, a former athletic director at West Virginia and the Mountaineers' first 1,000-point scorer in basketball, has died, the university announced. He was 94. Byrd died Wednesday at his home in Morgantown, WVU said in a statement. ...

West Virginia University will continue emergency grants

Jan. 19, 2022 04:12 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University students who are attending classes at least half-time this spring will be considered for emergency grants from coronavirus relief funds. Students must be seeking a degree and have a 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid...

Oncology unit opens at Roane General Hospital in WVa

Jan. 14, 2022 04:05 AM EST

SPENCER, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia hospital has opened a new oncology and infusion center. The unit opened Thursday at Roane General Hospital in Spencer in partnership with the West Virginia University Cancer Institute and WVU Medicine Camden-Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg....

West Virginia University returns to indoor mask requirement

Jan. 05, 2022 10:50 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is returning to a policy of requiring masks to be worn indoors on campus and has ordered students, faculty and staff to verify their vaccination status due to a surge in coronavirus cases statewide. The university said in a news...

National Science Foundation awards $880K for WVa projects

Jan. 05, 2022 04:14 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $880,000 for projects at West Virginia University and Fairmont State University. The awards total $889,849 and were announced Tuesday by the state's U.S. senators, Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican...

WVU students affected by pandemic benefit from scholarship

Dec. 16, 2021 04:02 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Some West Virginia University students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are benefiting from a special fundraising program, the university said. Through the fall semester, $748,062 has been awarded to 730 students. Contributions to the “We Are Stronger...

WVU Faculty Senate rejects no-confidence resolution

Dec. 06, 2021 18:36 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University’s Faculty Senate has rejected a resolution that would have expressed no confidence in President Gordon Gee and Provost Maryanne Reed. The Faculty Senate voted overwhelmingly against the proposal Monday in Morgantown, news outlets...

West Virginia University researchers studying invasive carp

Nov. 05, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Researchers at West Virginia University are investigating how to keep invasive carp from spreading. Brent Murry and Caroline Arantes from the Davis College of Agriculture Natural Resources and Design will examine the Ohio and...

West Virginia Business Hall of Fame accepting nominations

Oct. 25, 2021 07:29 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Nominations are being taken for the 2022 West Virginia Business Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes people with strong West Virginia ties who have made a significant impact on the business landscape, according to a news release. It is...