One year into its existence, the student-run Virginia Review of Politics has already published interviews with a sitting governor, a congressman and a senator.

Third-year University of Virginia student Eric Xu and second-year student Eileen Ying started the nonpartisan publication shortly after the 2016 presidential election, dismayed by trends they were noticing in national political discourse.

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Two University of Virginia faculty members, historian Grace Elizabeth Hale and African-American studies scholar Talitha LeFlouria, will take their places in the 2018 class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows.

The pair are among 31 distinguished scholars and writers selected by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, a philanthropic foundation. The foundation will fund their research projects up to $200,000, supporting a sabbatical focused on their studies in the social sciences and humanities. They were selected from a pool of 300 nominees.

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Age is not important to Henry Muhlbauer; he is more interested in what people can do.

What Henry Muhlbauer will soon do is to earn a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Virginia at the age of 15, the youngest graduate to ever come out of engineering.

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Mike Marsella felt like a contestant on “The Biggest Loser.”

The once-elite runner was so far behind his University of Virginia teammates that he felt “like a charity case.”

School wasn’t going any better. Marsella had failed all of his classes and was now on academic probation.

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Final exam season can be a stressful time of year for law students, and students in any field –  but it doesn’t have to be.

Here are the best tips and stories about exams produced for the University of Virginia School of Law website over the years.

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A trio of University of Virginia students will try to break cycles of sexual exploitation by teaching basic computer and job skills to female survivors of sex trafficking, with the help of a Davis Projects for Peace grant.

Cameron Bertron of Tampa, Florida; Molly Magoffin of Purcellville; and Simranjit “Simmy” Bhatia of Roanoke will travel to Berlin to work with two non-governmental organizations on the project.

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Fourth-year student Diane D’Costa was settling into her new room on the University of Virginia’s historic Lawn in August when torches suddenly illuminated the night sky.

In the distance came ever-louder chants of “You will not replace us,” and “Jews will not replace us.”

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Falling on the proverbial sword is sometimes easier said than done.

Just ask Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, who have both issued corporate apologies in recent days.

Zuckerberg was apologizing for a data breach that affected 87 million Facebook users. Johnson was saying he was sorry for the treatment of two black customers at a Starbucks in Philadelphia.

By and large, Zuckerberg’s apology was deemed insincere. Johnson’s received praise.

So what gives?

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Over the course of his professional career, countless gay, lesbian and transgender people have asked University of Virginia nursing professor Ken White for referrals to gay or gay-friendly physicians.

“[Patients ask for referrals] because they fear two big things: judgment or a clinician’s lack of knowledge and understanding about their particular health concerns,” he said.

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After long shifts working in the University of Virginia Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, nurse Tricia Cady used to lie in bed in the dark and ruminate about ways to keep her patients’ tiny hands from yanking at the tubing that often snaked from their mouths and noses.

“They’re like little Houdinis,” says Cady, a nurse for 22 years who will receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in May, “and we always struggled to keep their hands contained.”

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U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia spoke with University of Virginia students Friday afternoon about the president’s power to authorize military action and his own concern about potential overreach.

“I would say we are probably closer to nation-state war than we have been in 30 years,” said Kaine, speaking in the Rotunda’s Dome Room. He cited conflicts with Russia, North Korea, Syria and others that he fears could escalate quickly.

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University of Virginia alumnus Chaitenya Razdan made headlines in January when his company revealed a less embarrassing version of the universally despised hospital gown.

Now, Razdan’s startup, Care+Wear, has announced a collaboration with famed design house Oscar de la Renta. Together, they just released a specially designed hoodie for patients receiving chemotherapy, blood transfusions and other IV treatments.

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When Christina Cabrera transferred into the University of Virginia as a third-year student in 2015, she was asked if she wanted to sign onto the student meal plan.

Not quite. Cabrera was a 23-year-old “non-traditional” student who was planning to commute to her classes from home. She already had a world of experiences, as well as a two-year associate’s degree from Thomas Nelson Community College.

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Joe Charlet is set to graduate from the University of Virginia’s School of Law on May 20, and he has been thinking a lot about class.

Not the courses held in the rooms at the Law School, although he has put plenty of time and effort into those, but rather the distinctions that decide who rises and who stays put in this country – the factors that determine one’s lot in life.

Charlet is African-American, gay and was orphaned as a child.

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Moved by the March 14 #Enough! National School Walkout to protest governmental inaction on gun violence in schools, University of Virginia Student Council President Sarah Kenny has mobilized more than 80 schools to sign a letter to President Trump demanding change.

The opening reads as follows:

“On behalf of 82 student body presidents representing over one million students across the nation, we write to you to respectfully request immediate and lasting reforms to end gun violence in America.”

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Using a homemade, high-tech microscope, scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have revealed how a cancer-causing virus anchors itself to our DNA. That discovery could pave the way for doctors to cure previously incurable diseases by flushing out viruses, including HPV and Epstein-Barr, that now permanently embed themselves in our cells.

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When the University’s Board of Visitors created the Bicentennial Scholars Fund in December 2016, University leaders projected it would take five years to build the momentum needed to inspire donors to give enough to fully deplete the fund.

Created with a $100 million allocation from the University of Virginia Strategic Investment Fund, the new bicentennial fund gives donors who are passionate about scholarships a chance to magnify the impact of their gifts.

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From studying attitudes toward malaria in South Africa to promoting water filtration in South Africa and Guatemala, 57 University of Virginia students will use Center for Global Health scholarships this summer to address public health problems with local partners around the globe.

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