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October 7, 2015 | Charlottesville Daily Progress

Scott Stadium was named the eighth best college stadium in the country for views of natural scenery by LawnStarter on Tuesday. It ranked among stadiums from the West Coast like Lavell Edwards Stadium (Brigham Young University) and the Rose Bowl (University of California Los Angeles) as well as eastern ones like Kenan Stadium (University of North Carolina) and Kidd Brewer Stadium (Appalachian State University).

October 6, 2015 | WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

The University of Virginia is giving away free school and office supplies to students and staff.  The ROSE program, which stands for the Reusable Office Supply Exchange, is hitting the road to offer sidewalk freebies.  ROSE collects gently or never used supplies left behind around UVA.

October 5, 2015 | WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) has named University of Virginia Health System as one of 11 Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ in the U.S.

October 6, 2015 | Forbes

The top 10 schools all have similarly outstanding employment statistics, though you’ll find that some of the median salaries differ slightly. For instance No. 9, University of Virginia School of Law, has a median starting salary of $135,000, while No. 10, Georgetown Law, like every other school on the list, has $160,000.

September 30, 2015 | Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

The Office of African American Affairs at the University of Virginia has begun a new “strategic leadership” initiative as part of its Cornerstone Plan of academic advising, career advising, coaching, and networking with alumni to prepare Black students to become leaders in society once they graduate from the university.

September 30, 2015 | Charlottesville Daily Progress

A partnership between the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Princeton University Press and the University of Virginia Press will digitize the 28th president’s documents in two phases, according to WWPL marketing manager Robert R. Robinson.

September 30, 2015 | WBUR 90.9 NPR (Boston)

Ted Kennedy recorded the oral histories between 2005 and 2008. They were released Wednesday by the University of Virginia and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate.

September 26, 2015 | WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

The Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and University of Virginia police departments hosted a community forum Saturday to give people a chance to air out their frustrations and offer feedback. Race relations and trust in officers were the main topics of discussion. The city mentioned forming a community action plan.

September 30, 2015 | New York Times

Weak leadership, resentment among lawmakers, partisan wrangling and timidity about casting risky votes could prevent an immigration overhaul for “another 45 years,” Senator Edward M. Kennedy predicted two years before he died in 2009. A caustic account of the failure of an immigration bill in 2007 is one of the highlights of 19 Kennedy interviews released Wednesday. Those interviews, along with 170 more with colleagues, aides and others about his 46-year career, were conducted by the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, and they were posted online by the Miller Center and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate in Boston.

September 30, 2015 | Boston Globe

Some 15 years had passed since Bill and Hillary Clinton’s health care legislation failed when Senator Edward M. Kennedy sat for a 2008 oral history interview, but his frustration over the couple’s handling of the measure seemed to anger him as much as ever. “I think everybody understands now that that was a catastrophic mistake,” Kennedy told a historian from the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, according to transcripts released this week.

September 30, 2015 | Reuters

Senator Edward Kennedy voiced frustration with President Bill Clinton's failed effort to reform the U.S. healthcare system in the 1990s and said in interviews released on Wednesday his views on immigration were shaped by stories his grandfather told. The interviews are part of the Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project. They were released by the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate and the University of Virginia's Miller Center.

September 29, 2015 | Forbes

When Sarah Rumbaugh discovered just how drawn out and complex the MBA recruitment process was, she didn’t grouse about it — she started a company designed to fix it: RelishMBA. Now she and her COO Zach Mayo are building that company with the aid of the i.Lab Incubator at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

September 29, 2015 | Washington Post

More than 80 of the most selective colleges and universities are teaming up to design a new application system that aims to deepen engagement with high school students, especially those from low-income families. By next summer, the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success plans to unveil an online application that will be an alternative to the widely used Common Application. The coalition announced Monday includes 52 private and 31 public schools. Its membership includes the Ivy League, other highly selective liberal arts colleges and research universities, and public flagship campuses in states such as Florida, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia.

September 28, 2015 | Richmond Times-Dispatch

Four Virginia schools are part of a coalition of 80 public and private colleges and universities that announced plans Monday to revamp and reform the admissions process. The College of William and Mary, the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and James Madison University have joined with the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success to develop a free platform of online tools as a way to get students thinking about college their freshman year of high school.

September 26, 2015 | Charlottesville Daily Progress

The wave of baby boomer retirements has universities around the country — including the University of Virginia — locked in an arms race for new faculty members. Recruiting faculty members is at the center of UVa’s long-range plan, which calls for more than 457 hires over the next seven years to replace retiring faculty. On top of this, the university expects to hire more than 150 faculty for new positions to accommodate enrollment growth.


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