My College’s Reopening Will Endanger Our Diverse Local Community

Christopher Newport University was built on unfair treatment of local minorities. If they reopen this fall as planned, leadership may accidentally do it again.

A storm comes to CNU on April 19th, 2019. (Stephen Pierce)

Christopher Newport University (CNU) was founded in 1960 as “Christopher Newport College,” a branch of William & Mary, and began educating in an old elementary school building. Newport News’ city…