Poll results show Virginians approve of Gov. Youngkin’s leadership, don’t want him to run for President
Virginians' approval rate of Governor Glenn Youngkin is increasing, according to results of a new Roanoke College poll, but an overwhelming amount want him to remain in Richmond and not Washington D.C.
Roanoke College men’s basketball team hosts over 100 kids in summer camp
Over 100 boys ages 6-15 swarmed to the Cregger Center this week for a summer day camp with the Roanoke College men’s basketball team. Lead by head coach Clay Nunley, the campers were separated into leagues based on age and skill level where they were able to work on fundamentals, 3 on 3 and 5 on 5 games, and be coached by their favorite players.
WATCH: Washington & Lee, Lynchburg advance to ODAC men’s lacrosse title game
Two semifinal games were played Saturday afternoon in Lexington. In the first matchup, No. 1 seed Washington & Lee faced off against No. 5 Hampden-Sydney. The Generals tied the game up 7-7 with 30 seconds in regulation to force overtime, and Bobby Clagett scored the golden goal.
Roanoke College’s ‘Out of the Closet’ project creates safe space for LGBTQ+ to express their true self
Helping students express their true selves, that’s the mission of Roanoke College’s “Out of the Closet” project. It's a service on campus which offers LGBTQ+ students the opportunity to privately receive free clothes.
Roanoke College considering in-person, online options for commencement ceremonies
ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke College is deciding on whether to have a virtual or in-person commencement for the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 graduates. Ralph Northam’s executive order, which only allows for 25 people at college or university events, will make it impossible to safely hold in-person commencement ceremonies and Senior Week activities. College and university commencement ceremonies are not grouped with sports and entertainment venues in the current COVID-19 restrictions. Northam relaxes COVID-19 restrictions, officials said that in-person commencement ceremonies will be held at the Salem Football Stadium. Roanoke College will have live online video coverage of the ceremony for those who aren’t able to attend.
Roanoke College poll shows Virginians have opposing views on impeachment, Capitol riots and COVID-19
ROANOKE, Va. – In the wake of the 2021 elections, Roanoke College conducted a poll to take a closer look at people’s views on recent issues. From Feb. 14 to Feb. 27, The Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College interviewed 596 Virginians. The organization used random-digit landline numbers in proportion to Virginia’s population to make sure that everyone had a chance to be included and bought cell phone samples from Marketing Systems Group. According to the organization, 61% of the completed interviews were done over a cell phone. Below is a highlight of what the poll revealed:Impeachment50% of people who responded believed that Trump’s actions were impeachable offenses, 33% thought they were wrong but not impeachable and 13% believed he didn’t do anything wrong50% thought he should have been convicted by the Senate while 44% thought he should not have beenCapitol riots and last summer’s social justice protests53% saw the protestors as mostly violent; 84% viewed capitol rioters as criminals68% said the anger that led to the protests was not justified at allIn reference to last summer’s social justice protests, 35% viewed them as fully justified, 37% viewed them as partially justified and 91% viewed the looting and destruction associated with those protests as not at all justifiedCovid vaccine and governmental response18% of participants reported that they have already been vaccinated; 54% said they plan to get vaccinated while 23% said they don’t46% said they thought state government officials have helped slow the spread of the virus while 46% said they thought that the federal government hasn’t done enoughTo learn more about the poll results, click here.
Roanoke College women win ODAC home opener against Emory and Henry
SALEM, Va. – For the first time this season, the Roanoke College women’s basketball team defended her home floor in the Cregger Center. After defeating Emory & Henry back on January 24 in a non-conference matchup, the Maroons looked to pick up an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) win on Thursday night. How it Happened:Renee Alquiza hit a three-pointer on Roanoke’s first possession to give the Maroons the early lead. Emory & Henry would answer with a 6-0 run to take their first lead of the contest, 8-7, with 4:30 to play in the opening period. Leading 34-30, Roanoke would end the half on a 7-0 run thanks to another Alquiza three-pointer and baskets by Hopson and Jayla Faison.
Bill passes to help undocumented college students get financial aid
ROANOKE, Va. – Allowing undocumented residents to pay in-state tuition was a big step, but two new bills could bridge the funding gap to get closer to that cap and gown. As a former George Mason University college student, offering state financial aid to undocumented students is an opportunity he wishes he had. “We’ve already invested so much money in these students, it doesn’t make sense to cut their wings right when they are about to fly,” she said. Though the suggested legislation could encourage more undocumented residents to enroll in college, it is unlikely that the rise in students would mean less state funding is available. Besides, only two percent of the nation’s college student population are undocumented, according to a 2020 report.