Old Dominion University’s Top-Viewed Stories in 2019
December 19, 2019
By Joe Garvey
Throughout 2019, Old Dominion University's students, faculty and staff were featured on the ODU News homepage.
Ranked by number of website visitors, the following 10 stories were our most viewed in 2019.
ODU Named One of Nation's Top Universities in U.S. News & World Report Rankings
In the annual "Best National University" ranking, which measures everything from graduation and retention to student/faculty ratio and alumni giving, Old Dominion ranked in the top tier among 1,800 institutions assessed and was named one of the nation's Top Public Schools.
Wider Variety of Concessions Coming to S.B. Ballard Stadium
Fans will be able to satiate their appetites with Ynot pizzas, seafood, loaded nachos and vegan and vegetarian fare, as well as a range of Mexican dishes. More than twice as many points of sale will be available than at the old stadium, and the concessions stands will be larger and menu far more varied.
Counting Down to Kornblau Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium's Opening Night
After years of planning, crunching numbers, a $10 million private fundraising effort and an intense nine months of construction, Old Dominion University will open the renovated Kornblau Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium when the Monarchs host Norfolk State at 7 p.m. Aug. 31.
Former ODU pitcher Daniel Hudson is in the World Series, and also in a national debate on family values
Hudson set off a national debate when he went home to Scottsdale, Ariz., last week and missed the first game of the playoff series. The reason: He wanted to be with his wife, Sara Hudson, as she gave birth to their third child.
Two ODU Players Drafted by the NFL, and 5 Others Sign, in What Was a Milestone Weekend for Monarch Football
In one weekend, seven ODU players signed with NFL teams. It was a milestone for Old Dominion. Sportscasters on ABC, ESPN and the NFL Network showed highlights of ODU's players and marveled at how a 10-year program could produce so much talent.
ODU to Break Ground on New Residence Hall
The residence hall will combine living and learning in a unique way and will be part of the University's residential quad of student housing. Owens House will also pay homage to the legacy of a local civil rights icon who was a longtime supporter of the University.
Five New Degree Programs to be Offered in Summer and Fall 2019
The degrees include a Master of Science in athletic training; Bachelor of Science in public health; Master of Public Health; Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity; and Master of library and information studies.
Old Dominion University Will Freeze In-State Undergraduate Tuition for the 2019-2020 School Year
The Board of Visitors on Thursday unanimously approved President John R. Broderick's recommendation that the University accept a proposal from the General Assembly and governor to freeze tuition. In return, the Commonwealth will increase ODU's funding by $3.1 million.
U.S. News & World Report Cites ODU in its Rankings of Best Graduate Schools for 2020
The Darden College of Education & Professional Studies and six Old Dominion University graduate programs have been cited by U.S. News & World Report in its rankings of the Best Graduate Schools in the nation for 2020.
Pile Driving Finished on $67.5 Million Football Stadium Renovation
Something was missing when Old Dominion University faculty, other employees and students returned to campus from the holiday break - that distinctive sound of piles being driven into the ground.