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WVU prepares to downsize as budget deficit looms

School officials expect ‘modest’ tuition increases amid low enrollment projections Trenton Straight, Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Athenauem MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — As West Virginia University faces a looming budget deficit, school officials are preparing to operate as a smaller institution in the coming years. Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Rob Alsop said Thursday that[Read More…]

Opinion: Problem or Opportunity? 

Greg Kozera Shale Crescent USA A challenging week. Another tragic school shooting, the Russia- Ukraine war rages on, U.S.-China tensions high, storms blew through our area damaging property and knocking out power. A newly released Wall Street Journal poll found patriotism, religious faith, having children and other priorities defining our[Read More…]

New WVU scholarship program provides last-dollar-in assistance to qualifying first-time students

WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University will offer additional financial assistance to incoming first-time freshmen with the launch of the WVU Pledge, a last-dollar-in aid program for qualifying Promise Scholarship recipients, set to begin with the fall 2023 semester.  “It is imperative that we remove as many barriers as possible to allow[Read More…]

Facing with declining enrollment and financial shortfalls, WVU’s Gee sees smaller WVU in the future

See ‘State of the University’ address here: President Gee says ‘everything on the table’ in terms of cuts; announces new last-dollar-in scholarship program By Matt Young, WV Press Association MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – “It is time to truly transform our university into one of relevancy without losing sight of who we[Read More…]

WVU experts argue against retirement age increases, noting threats to quality of life, health care and tax bases

‘Raising the retirement age in the U.S. is not about the quality of life for older adults’ WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Two West Virginia University experts see threats to quality of life along with health care and tax bases in ongoing debates about increasing retirement ages in the United States and elsewhere. Julie[Read More…]

Business groups urge EPA to speed up permitting for carbon capture projects 

West Virginia Manufacturers Association representing state in effort WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This week, eight business groups representing a diverse cross-section of industry in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois, Texas, and New Mexico sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan calling for the[Read More…]

Country Roads Angel Network investment helps Endolumik close $1.5 Million investment round

WV Press Release Sharing MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Morgantown surgical device company Endolumik, Inc., closed a $1.5 million investment to commercialize their patented near infrared (NIR) surgical device — Gastric Calibration Tube, thanks in part to a new investment from the Country Roads Angel Network (CRAN).  Endolumik uses near-infrared light to[Read More…]

Media Advisory: WV Press sharing photos of WVSSAC Girls Basketball Tournament; Effort courtesy of Mister Bee Potato Chips

WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association will again be providing newspapers with photos of each basketball game at the WVSSAC Girls and Boys State Basketball tournaments. The effort covers all five days, including Saturday’s championship games. The photos are being provided as a member service[Read More…]

West Virginia’s Promise scholars will earn more money for college next year; deadline to apply is May 1

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – In a special meeting this week, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission voted to extend the deadline for current high school seniors to apply for the Promise Scholarship until May 1, 2023. The Commission also approved increasing the award amount for the[Read More…]

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