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Jevon Carter finds a home in the NBA

Fri, 2018-06-22 09:00

The best defensive player in college basketball the last two seasons has found a home in the NBA. West Virginia guard Jevon Carter, who won the inaugural Naismith National Defensive Player of the Year award at this year's Final Four, was the 32nd overall pick in the second round of last night's NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies. The general manager of the Grizzlies is West Virginia native Chris Wallace.

WVU researchers improve screening rates for state’s second-deadliest cancer

Thu, 2018-06-21 13:00

In West Virginia, where colorectal cancer is the second-deadliest type of cancer, half of all colorectal cancers elude diagnosis until they have already grown beyond the colon. With Medicaid expansion, more West Virginians now have health insurance for cancer screening, yet many barriers to screening persist.

West Virginia University researchers are working to improve screening rates for the state, which has one of the highest incidences of colorectal cancer and one of the lowest screening rates in the nation.

WVU and Girl Scouts address areas of concern for state girls

Thu, 2018-06-21 11:15

Tackling four areas of concern for girls and young women in West Virginia—diversity/inclusion, health, STEM and education— West Virginia University and the Girl Scouts of the Black Diamond Council hosted “State of the Girl,” an event centered around the landmark study of the same name conducted by the Girl Scouts of the USA.

“We are committed to ensuring that our girls grow up to be strong, confident women,” said Meshea Poore, vice president of WVU’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Our goal on Monday was to explore ways to make that a reality for all of the rock star girls who live in West Virginia.

WVU freshman wins National History Day award

Thu, 2018-06-21 09:00

New Mountaineer Brennan Lawless is off to a fast start as a West Virginia University freshman. The Daniels native attended New Student Orientation on June 4, and won an award at National History Day just a week later.

Lawless finished second in the nation for his individual documentary “Books, Bombs, and Barricades: The Kanawha County Textbook War and West Virginia’s Role in the Rise of Educational Conservatism.”