Sunday, June 25, 2017

Brendan O’Hallarn

By Brendan O’Hallarn As someone who studies positive racial interactions, Eric Brown believes few institutions are better suited to his research than Old Dominion University. It also helps that the Department of Counseling & Human Services of Old Dominion University’s Darden College of Education, where Brown completed his doctorate this semester, is one of the […]

He’s has already achieved one version of the American Dream.   After growing up in poverty in Flint, Mich., DeVon Taylor ’12 graduated from Old Dominion University and from Harvard Medical School in 2016. Taylor now has begun a three-year residency in emergency medicine at the prestigious Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.  And that […]

By Brendan O’Hallarn Former National Public Radio host Michele Norris will speak at Old Dominion University Thursday, Feb. 2 as part of the President’s Lecture Series. Norris, who for eight years was co-host of NPR newsmagazine “All Things Considered,” public radio’s longest-running national program, is the President’s Task Force on Inclusive Excellence speaker, in an […]

By Brendan O’Hallarn Sophomore management major Janay Brown is an anomaly. Not only did she earn a great grade with her senior high school project in Haymarket, Virginia in 2015 to create bacon-themed sweets, Brown turned the idea into an Internet-based bacon business, and brought it with her to Old Dominion where she developed it […]

By Brendan O’Hallarn Event emcee Ted Alexander barely had time to remark at the end of a brief ribbon cutting ceremony that the Kate and John R. Broderick Dining Commons was open when a wave of hungry Monarchs flooded through the rotunda door. “I guess we didn’t need to point out where the entrance is,” […]

By Brendan O’Hallarn A presidential historian, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper editor, a nationally renowned broadcaster and author, and a philanthropist/entrepreneur will be the featured speakers in Old Dominion University’s 2016-17 President’s Lecture Series. The series serves as a marketplace for ideas, featuring fascinating personalities who share their knowledge, experience, opinions and accomplishments. Discussing timely topics, […]

By Brendan O’Hallarn It’s fair to say that Christopher Ndiritu, two-term Student Government Association president, who graduated May 7 with a degree in public health, has made the most of his time at Old Dominion University. Born in Kenya, Ndiritu lived his first eight years in its capital, Nairobi. His father decided that the family […]