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Virginia Wesleyan College

A college president's letter to Santa

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 12.21.2016 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

Dear Santa, If we higher-education presidents ever needed to ask you for support -- something we're used to doing anyway with alumni and friends of o...

The true risks to higher education

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 12.05.2016 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

What many people view as the surprising election of Donald Trump to the presidency offered few surprises on college campuses. Already seen as bastions...

Diversifying education to diversify the economy

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 10.31.2016 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

Recent State-of-the-Region presentations that I attended in Norfolk and Virginia Beach offered valuable insight into what Hampton Roads needs to do to...

What light rail and college have in common

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 09.19.2016 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

Since becoming president of Virginia Wesleyan College more than a year ago, I've become interested in the proposal for light-rail expansion into Virgi...

A long, hot summer on campus

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 08.02.2016 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

More often than not, a college president's summer "vacation" consists of a slightly slower work pace -- maybe the luxury of leaving the office at 6 p....

Why arts education matters

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 06.13.2016 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

Defending arts and humanities is a hot topic among college presidents. Those of us who lead small liberal arts colleges pay homage, as we should, to the life and career advantages of a broad education in which Shakespeare resides compatibly with Steve Jobs.

New Overtime Rules Will Hobble Colleges

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 05.09.2016 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

For colleges like Virginia Wesleyan as well as many small-business and nonprofit operations, the impact will be felt immediately and injuriously.

Computers Offer Hope Amid a Troubling Disease

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 04.11.2016 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

As medical science explores ways to unlock the complexities of diseases related to aging, the results of this study offer welcome news -- and hope.

The Making of Millennials' Legacy

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 03.03.2017 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

The millennial generation, we are often led to believe, is so self-absorbed, so addicted to personal technology and narcissism, and so exacting in their expectations of what is important to their lives that we shouldn't look for substantial contributions from them. I disagree.

Building Tolerance on American Campuses

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 01.25.2017 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

When President Barack Obama, in his State of the Union address, challenged the nation to "reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion," he offered a social commentary that has timely relevance in higher education.

Why College Presidents Need to Speak Up

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 12.20.2016 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

A university president should have the advantage of reflecting knowledge, viewpoints and research grounded in long-term scientific investigation, vetted by institutional experts and carefully readied for distribution without the daily pressures of political leverage or media deadlines.

A College President's Christmas List, 2015

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 11.30.2016 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

I am submitting my annual Christmas list with the hope that you will recognize how good my fellow college presidents and I have tried to be during the past year. We have strived to remain student-centered, faculty-friendly, alumni-attentive, constituent-conscious, and donor-diligent.

College Rape Case Highlights Emotional Toll For Victims Who Sue

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.31.2015 | College

On Aug. 20th, a former Virginia Wesleyan College student suing the school over its handling of her sexual assault case was preparing to give a deposit...

Sigma Nu Chapter At Virginia Wesleyan Responds In The Best Way To Offensive Banners

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.26.2015 | College

The Sigma Nu chapter at Virginia Wesleyan College responded to the sexually suggestive banner displayed at another campus in the town with one of thei...

Virginia Wesleyan College Demands Rape Victim's Entire Sexual History

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.10.2015 | College

Virginia Wesleyan College is asking a woman who reported being sexually assaulted to name every partner she has ever had, in its latest response to an...

Tyler Kingkade

College Admits It Helped Accused Rapist, But Wants Him To Pay Damages | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.30.2014 | College

Virginia Wesleyan College admitted in a court filing Thursday that it helped a student it had found responsible for sexual assault by changing records...

Tyler Kingkade

College Helped Accused Rapist By Erasing Expulsion From His Record | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.06.2014 | College

Virginia Wesleyan College found a student responsible for sexual assault, expelled him, then changed his status to "voluntarily withdrawn" to help him...

11 Colleges That Do Not Require SAT Test Scores For Admission

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

More and more top universities have stopped requiring incoming students to submit SAT scores, according to Newsweek. Although the standardized test us...