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December 19, 2014 | Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

Other Virginia schools on the in-state “best value” list include the University of Virginia, the College of William and Mary, James Madison University, Virginia Tech and Christopher Newport University.

December 18, 2014 | Washington Post

The first wave of admission decisions is in for the Class of 2019. Here are admission rates for the early round at some highly selective schools. University of Virginia: 29 percent.

December 18, 2014 | WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

University of Virginia president Teresa Sullivan and rector George Keith Martin met with UVA faculty Wednesday to talk about the university's next-steps to protect students.

December 19, 2014 | Charlottesville Daily Progress

Two Charlottesville-area organizations are among a group of 62 agencies to receive $9.2 million in tobacco use prevention grants from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth. The foundation awarded $180,000 to Charlottesville’s Children Youth and Family Services and $149,000 to the University of Virginia Cancer Center.

December 19, 2014 | Associated Press

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan says the school will make public reviews of how it responds to sexual assault allegations.

December 18, 2014 | ARL now

Over the course of 2014, as it has for 20 years, the Sorensen Political Leaders Program brought together each month professional, civic and political leaders and future leaders — Democrats, Republicans and Independents — from every region of the Commonwealth. The Sorensen Institute has long worked to provide meaningful conversation and consideration of the issues facing our localities and our Commonwealth. It stresses open dialogue, looking beyond surface and party/ideological differences, and clear, fact-based thinking about policy challenges we face.

December 17, 2014 | Charlottesville Daily Progress

All five reviews currently being conducted on the University of Virginia’s handling of sexual assault will be made public, university President Teresa A. Sullivan said Wednesday at a Faculty Senate meeting.

After repeatedly ignoring questions about whether a review by international law firm O’Melveny & Myers — which was selected by state Attorney General Mark R. Herring — will be public once completed, Rector George Keith Martin said Wednesday it would.

December 17, 2014 | WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

The University of Virginia's rector says an independent counsel's report will be made public once it is complete. The policy, practices and procedures review comes in the wake of a Rolling Stone magazine article about an alleged 2012 gang-rape at a UVA fraternity house.

December 17, 2014 | The News Journal

The district also plans to work with the University of Virginia to train principals and district administrators on things like how to coach teachers, how to make smart decisions using data, and how to place the right staff in the right place.

December 17, 2014 | In The Capital

Kiplinger released its Best College Values, 2015 ranking on Wednesday, revealing how schools stack up against each other when it comes to the cost of higher education. For public institutions, it was the University of Virginia that ranked second for both in-state and out-of-state with an 86 percent four-year graduation rate – the highest on the list.

December 17, 2014 | Washington Post

Extra pipes attracted better plumbers — the more the finance industry grew, the more it tugged at highly educated workers. Thomas Philippon is a French economist at NYU’s Stern School of Business. He and a co-author, Ariell Reshef of the University of Virginia, have shown that from the end of World War II until the early 1980s, finance was just like any other desk job: The average Wall Street worker was paid about as much as the average worker in the private sector and was only slightly more educated.

December 17, 2014 | In the Capital

Two University of Virginia a cappella groups just performed the most adorable holiday mashup on Grounds. The Virginia Sil'hooettes and The Virginia Gentlemen combined "Winter Song" and "White Winter Hymnal" for one incredibly sweet, romantic twist on some holiday classics.

December 17, 2014 | Kiplinger Personal Finance

As for public institutions, here, too, our top-ranked schools do a fine job of propelling students into the workplace. The University of Virginia, which ranks second for in-state and out-of-state public schools, has an 86% four-year grad rate, the highest on the list. 
 

December 17, 2014 | Washington Post

Rolling Stone’s story about sexual assault at the University of Virginia may have come into substantial question in recent weeks. But the piece, along with others about rape on college campuses, has helped revive a conversation about what it’s useful to tell students about drinking. “It’s a surprisingly loaded subject, given the widely acknowledged prevalence of drinking on American campuses.” wrote Emily Yoffe in a recent piece on sexual assault on college campuses, in which she described how a speaking invitation was rescinded after she wrote a piece urging college students to quit binge drinking.

December 17, 2014 | Washington Post

A national organization representing 26 sororities says that the ongoing ban on all Greek system activities at the University of Virginia is a violation of students’ rights.

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