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July 1, 2015 | Charlottesville Daily Progress

The University of Virginia released an updated version of its sexual assault policy Wednesday afternoon to comply with changes in state law. One of the laws requires employees of colleges and universities report sexual assault to the institution’s Title IX coordinator. The coordinator, meeting with a committee, then decides whether it is necessary to report the information to law enforcement authorities.

July 2, 2015 | SwimSwam

In light of a few recent allegations and related negative press regarding the University of Virginia men’s swim team, we, the incoming men’s Class of 2019, want to share our perspective. All nine of us stand by the University, the team and our coaching staff. Every single one of us fell in love with U.Va. and remain convinced it represents a perfect place to grow and reach our personal, academic and athletic goals. We are excited to come in and work hard, to do what is necessary for the team and for each other.

July 1, 2015 | Charlottesville Daily Progress

WXTJ, a radio station run entirely by University of Virginia students, will begin broadcasting at 100.1 FM to supplement its continuing online broadcasts. A date has not been set yet for FM broadcasting to begin, but station officials hope to have the station going live on FM by the end of the upcoming fall semester.

June 30, 2015 | Good magazine

Using data from the 2010 census, the University of Virginia’s Wheldon Cooper Center for Public Service has created an extensively detailed map of the United States which shows, on a remarkably granular level, the country’s ethnic and racial diversity.

July 1, 2015 | Daily Mail (U.K.)

The mapping technique was developed by the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service to provide a visual representation of how some cities and neighborhoods are divided.

July 1, 2015 | The Connection (NoVa)

When my school failed to make adequate yearly progress, we began a partnership with experts at the University of Virginia. This partnership supported the leadership team at my school, helping them dig deep to understand and act on student data. These school leaders then helped teachers like me institute stronger teaching practices to support of all of our learners.

June 30, 2015 | New York Times

“I do think that ultimately outreach is going to be what is most important for all of us,” said Teresa A. Sullivan, the president of the University of Virginia. “We’ve identified 80 high schools in Virginia that we’re paying particular attention to.”

June 27, 2015 | Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

Visitors walk on the lawn in front of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville on Tuesday. Thomas Jefferson presented his plans for the Rotunda to the board of visitors in 1821 and it was still under construction, plagued with delays and problems, when Jefferson died in 1826. It is now undergoing a $42.5 million renovation.

June 25, 2015 | Charlottesville Daily Progress

Children from Central Virginia saw history come to life in Newcomb Hall on Thursday when the University of Virginia Center for Politics hosted re-enactors of some of the lesser known, but still important, political figures of Virginia’s history.

June 24, 2015 | Washington Post

When the Rev. William Gibbons died in 1886, 10,000 people attended his funeral in Washington. A second service in Charlottesville stopped traffic and commerce as throngs of mourners from the black community rushed to the Baptist church. Gibbons and his wife lived and died at a time of great change, from slavery – they were owned by professors at the University of Virginia — to emancipation, to leadership and great renown. Now U-Va. is telling their stories, and naming a new dorm in their honor, as the university delves into the darker side of its storied past.

June 24, 2015 | WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)
June 23, 2015 | Charlottesville Newsplex

The first of several new capitals was installed on the north side of University of Virginia's Rotunda on Tuesday afternoon. The 6,000-pound capitals sit on top of the historical structure's columns.

June 23, 2015 | WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

Archaeologists at Monticello are digging, sifting and sorting in search of the original foundation for Thomas Jefferson's Stone Stable. Researchers need to have a clear understanding of what the building looked like in President Jefferson's time before they can begin to restore it. As part of a six-week summer course through the Monticello-University of Virginia Archaeological Field School, students are excavating five-foot units. UVA archaeologists say they're working to make the landscape of slavery more visible and understandable.

June 22, 2015 | Charlottesville Daily Progress

A group of 25 young leaders from Africa gathered at the University of Virginia’s Garrett Hall on Monday to kick off a six-week training program that aims to help them change the world for the better. The university is one of a handful of institutions hosting African nonprofit leaders, political advocates, journalists and government officials — mostly between the ages of 25 and 35 — for training in leadership, political action and civic engagement.

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