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2 injured after early morning shooting near VSU

ETTRICK, Va. (WRIC) — Petersburg Police are investigating a shooting that has left two people injured and four arrested near the campus of Virginia State University early Saturday morning. 187 more words

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Petersburg community garden seeks to feed entire city

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — On the corner adjacent to Jeb Stuart Elementary School in Petersburg, a group of volunteers ‘Think Then Choose Wisely’ Community Garden Project were hard at work Wednesday, boasting everything from organic tomatoes, white eggplant, jalapenos and more. 416 more words

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DMX, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to headline VSU show

ETTRICK, Va. — Rap and hip-hop stars DMX and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will co-headline The Kings and Queens of Hip Hop Tour at the VSU Multi-Purpose Center this fall. 61 more words

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VSU accreditation reinstated

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State University has regained its regional accreditation.

In 2015, VSU was placed under a “warning” status after the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) found problems with the university’s faculty, academic program coordination, and Title 9 requirements. 136 more words

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VSU community elated after former student crowned Miss USA

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — A former Virginia State University student made history after winning the 2016 Miss USA Pageant Sunday night.

Army Reserve Officer Deshauna Barber, a 2011 graduate of VSU, claimed the crown Sunday night in Las Vegas. 203 more words

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VSU graduate Deshauna Barber crowned Miss U.S.A.

LAS VEGAS — An Army Reserve officer and I.T. analyst from the District of Columbia has been crowned Miss U.S.A. 2016 after mounting a strong defense of women in combat roles in the military. 514 more words

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4 female VSU employees sue over pay inequity, sexual harassment

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP/WRIC) — Four female Virginia State University employees filed suits today against the school over gender-based pay inequities and accusations of sexual harassment. 263 more words

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