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April 17, 2014 | Charlottesville Daily Progress

Tuition at the University of Virginia could increase next year, with out-of-state students seeing a hike of more than $2,200. The university’s Board of Visitors will meet in Abingdon to vote on the issue Wednesday. The proposed increase for in-state students is 4.7 percent, or $468, which is close to last year’s $452 hike. But under the plan, out-of-state students would pay an additional $2,268, an increase of 6.2 percent.

April 17, 2014 | Washington Post

Unpublished research by university scientists is exempt from the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday, rejecting an attempt by skeptics of global warming to view the work of a prominent climate researcher during his years at the University of Virginia.

April 17, 2014 | Richmond Times-Dispatch

The ruling drew applause from academics, disappointment from the institute and some concern from open-government advocates.

April 18, 2014 | Inside Higher Ed

The Virginia Supreme Court's ruling Thursday backing the University of Virginia's right to exempt a climate scientist's email messages from a public records request contains no soaring rhetoric about academic freedom; it revolves around the legal narrow definition of "proprietary" information and the intricacies of the state's Freedom of Information Act. But the ruling nonetheless stands as a victory for public universities and scholars who work there, if more for practical than philosophical reasons.

April 17, 2014 | The Providence (R.I.) Journal

Profile of Boston Marathon bombing victim Heather Abbott, who mentions that she will speak at the School of Medicine’s diploma ceremony.

April 18, 2014 | The Associated Press
April 18, 2014 | The Associated Press
April 16, 2014 | WVTF Public Radio (Roanoke)

The University of Virginia recently unveiled a surprising work of art – a painting by one of Germany’s best known graffiti artists -- on four panels of the Berlin Wall. (With audio)

April 15, 2014 | Charlottesville Daily Progress

Students from Henley Middle School and the University of Virginia helped a CEO make key decisions on employee pay, charitable giving and company-wide equipment upgrades during a Tuesday afternoon work session. Although the scenario was hypothetical, the collaboration between 80 sixth-graders from the Albemarle County school and 40 students from UVa’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration was genuine.

April 14, 2014 | WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

The University of Virginia is surveying students this week about proposed changes to graduation weekend. A fenced area surrounding Rotunda renovations will block the stairs and take away space where guests of graduates typically stand during Final Exercises on the Lawn.

April 14, 2014 | WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

Virginia's most treasured architecture features 10 sites right in our own backyard. Thomas Jefferson's Monticello ranks highest on the Virginia Center for Architecture's top 100 list. The University of Virginia's Academical Village and Rotunda make the list along with James Madison's Montpelier. Voters also selected the Blue Ridge Tunnel, Swannanoa, and John Paul Jones Arena as favorite structures.

April 14, 2014 | WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

Monday night, a panel of University of Virginia students came together to share their stories of abuse, as well as their message of hope, as part of Take Back the Night, a weeklong series of events meant to serve as an outlet for victims of abuse.

April 14, 2014 | Charlottesville Daily Progress

University of Virginia students are slated to take a stand against sexual and intimate partner violence Thursday at the annual Take Back the Night rally on Grounds.

April 11, 2014 | WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

People who went to Monticello Friday got to enjoy a patriotic ceremony to honor one of our founding fathers. Hundreds came together to celebrate Thomas Jefferson's 271st birthday. Monticello works with the University of Virginia every year to reflect on how America's third president was pivotal in changing our country.

April 11, 2014 | Charlottesville Daily Progress

Thomas Jefferson’s spirit was alive at the University of Virginia on Friday as students frolicked on the terraced Lawn, passed petitions and manned information tables while researchers surveyed an uncovered, 10-foot-deep cistern beside the Rotunda. Inside the Jefferson-designed building, leaders of the university he founded and the keepers of his home, Monticello, met to honor three people for their efforts in Jefferson’s trio of loves — architecture, law and public service. It was a great way to celebrate the UVa founder, who was born 271 years ago on April 13.


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