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Old Dominion University is getting attention in Northern Virginia -- by The Washington Post and The Washington Times. In one week, the university's admissions CD-ROM and the newly opened Northern Virginia Center have caught the attention of reporters in the nation's capital.

The university's innovative admissions CD-ROM, a business card-sized computer CD Old Dominion distributes to high school students and counselors, made the front page of last Friday's Washington Times in an article about George W. Bush's presidential campaign using the same technology to spread its message.

The article points out that while the high-tech CD-ROMs are still a novelty, "they worked for Old Dominion University."

"Right now, this is the cutting-edge way to recruit students," the article quotes John R. Broderick, vice president of institutional advancement, as saying.

The Northern Virginia Center, which opened for classes Aug. 26 in Loudoun County, was the focus of a front page article in The Washington Post's "Back to School" section. In the story, "New Area Campuses Bring Four-Year Degrees Home," student Mary Jo Gregory said, "ODU was the only one [nearby] that had classes available and this is so convenient."

View The Washington Post article online at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A53192-2000Aug31.html. The Washington Times article can be found at http://www.washtimes.com/business/default-2000825214930.htm.

This article was posted on: August 31, 2000

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