Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:45 AM EDT2013-05-21 07:45:42 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- A monstrous tornado as much as a mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a directMore >>
A monstrous tornado as much as a mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school...More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:34:55 GMT
Monday on 8News at 11—Dancing with the Stars' Brooke Burke-Charvet is a thyroid cancer survivor. The star underwent surgery, but some doctors now say the best treatment might be no treatment at all. SoMore >>
Dancing with the Stars' Brooke Burke-Charvet is a thyroid cancer survivor. The host of the hit show recently had to make a life changing decision that thousands of women in America are facing— whether to treat the cancer, or simply leave it alone...More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:17:43 GMT
Richmond, VA—The Bon Secours Redskins Training Camp is just weeks away from being completed. When the team isn't practicing, the public is invited to use the $10 million facility. The 17 acre site isMore >>
The Bon Secours Redskins Training Camp is just weeks away from being completed. When the team isn't practicing, the public is invited to use the $10 million facility...More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 8:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 00:44:41 GMT
LUNENBURG, CO, Va - On May 18, 2013 at approximately 1:00 a.m. the Lunenburg County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting call on Pleasant Oak Road in Lunenburg County. Upon arrival deputies learnedMore >>
Police confirm that the man who was considered armed and dangerous in connection to a quadruple shooting incident in Lunenburg home Saturday has been captured in Texas...More >>
RICHMOND, VA-After a VCU coach claimed the reason his university contract wasn't renewed was because he's gay, the president of VCU is speaking out.
Michael Rao, the President of VCU and the VCU Health System issued the following statement Friday:
To the VCU and VCU Health System Communities:
In the past several days, I have heard from many members of the VCU community who support our commitment to diversity in its many dimensions. Now, as always, we assert and will firmly and clearly reassert that our commitment is central, enduring and unequivocal. My leadership team and I are profoundly committed to diversity and work to cultivate an academic and work environment that is safe and supportive. We will accept nothing less.
VCU will always proudly champion diversity as a core value. We are a community that seeks to embrace and learn from one another, not simply tolerate one another. We will also remember that an essential part of this shared commitment and understanding is treating all people fairly and respectfully -- without presumptions of their intent, beliefs or actions. This can be especially difficult—but most important to do—when an issue confronts us.
In this particular instance, the facts related to the non-renewal of Coach Finley's contract are under investigation by the Office of Institutional Equity to determine if there was bias or improper motive in the employment decision. It is incumbent upon all of us to not rush to judgment and allow the investigation to proceed in a way that is fair to all.
When we face a challenge within our community, we have the opportunity for dialogue and reflection and a chance to further advance our core values. We will always be a welcoming university that celebrates and understands its diversity as a rich asset, and we will never tolerate any act of prejudice or discrimination in any corner of VCU. We will continue to work and engage with you to support our shared commitments to equity, fairness and diversity.