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Hampshire Review staff reports on WVU’s effort to welcome new students

The staff of the Hampshire Review knows that news from outside of Hampshire County’s borders is still of interest to the weekly newspaper’s readers. Look at this report on WVU’s freshmen class:

Welcome to the family: New WVU students join

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University may not have a welcome mat large enough to introduce 5,000 of its newest students into the Mountaineer family.

Yet its methods of embracing a new class into the arms of West Virginia’s flagship, land-grant university are more spirited and visceral than simply rolling out a carpet.

Take, for instance, the one foolproof way of bringing all true Mountaineers together the singing of ‘Country Roads.’ On Sunday, the Class of 2017 belted out the first of what will be many renditions of the John Denver song during the New Student Welcome celebration at the WVU Coliseum.

WVU Provost Michele Wheatly urges the University’s students to study ’till your brains fall out’ at the New Students Welcome on Sunday, Aug. 18.

(Photo by Greg Ellis)

WVU Provost Michele Wheatly urges the University's students to study 'till your brains fall out' at the New Students Welcome on Sunday, Aug. 18. (Photo by Greg Ellis)

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http://www.hampshirereview.com/?p=29670

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