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How WVU Rifle's Matt Sanchez overcame adversity

At just ten years old, Matt Sanchez began his career as a marksman. Now, as a senior rifle athlete at West Virginia University, the Florida native is a leading marksman for the No. 1 rifle program in the country.

Throughout the first three matches in 2023, Sanchez averages 1,185.333 aggregate points per match, the sixth highest in the nation.

Let's Talk Business: The Opportunities of Economics

I’m graduating from Chambers College in four months. My path looks nothing like what I pictured on my first day at West Virginia University—and I couldn’t be happier.

I transferred to WVU at the beginning of my sophomore year. I had aspirations of being a lawyer. I was thrilled to be accepted into the ECON 3+3 program and was destined to be a lawyer in just five years. My first semester here I took the “Law and Economics” class. I found the analysis of the legal field using economics fascinating.

An educational journey through virtual reality with John Saldanha

COVID-19 arrived at a time when critics already were questioning the value of a conventional college education. According to some analysts, the previous four decades had seen a 1,400 percent increase in college tuition, and pandemic lockdowns raised additional doubts about the value of a four-year degree.

Some observers saw the crisis as an opportunity to revamp outdated systems. Others predicted it would lead to a massive upheaval of the education system. At the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, we recognized that the pandemic made it imperative for us to implement novel and effective approaches to engaging students.