CBS 19 News (Charlottesville)

The University held its 19th annual Lighting of the Lawn Thursday to kick off the holiday season.

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Northam created a nine-member commission chaired by Chief Deputy Attorney General of Virginia Cynthia Hudson to issue recommendations as to how the state should deal with such laws. In addition to Hudson, the commission’s members include Andrew Block, director of the State and Local Government Policy Clinic at the UVA School of Law

Washington Post

The industry has been “treading water,” said UVA professor Martin Davidson, who has consulted with banks on their diversity programs. “Firms that are built and developed in ways that support and privilege predominantly white male managers and leaders – cultures that are built so they move people who fit that prototype – will always continue to nurture those kinds of people,” he said.

WINA AM 1070 (Charlottesville)

University of Virginia President Jim Ryan today announced the appointment of Dr. K. Craig Kent as executive vice president for health affairs, effective Feb. 1, 2020.

WINA AM 1070 (Charlottesville)

The UVA Board of Visitors Friday morning approved a 3.6% tuition and mandatory fee increase for the next academic year that board rector James Murray calls “tentative” until the General Assembly passes a budget in March. Last year, the board passed a similar increase for this academic year – but rescinded it after the 2019 General Assembly approved paying state colleges and universities a one-time stipend in exchange for not raising tuition and fees. 

Christian Science Monitor

“There’s this big debate about how Democrats don’t win that many counties because they tend to self-sort themselves into urban areas,” says J. Miles Coleman, an associate at Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia. “It’s kind of reversed in Georgia and Texas: The Republicans have basically maxed out their share in the rural areas.”

Minnesota Public Radio

While it's clearly two different presidents, there are some similarities in their conduct says Russell Riley, co-chair of the Presidential Oral History Program at UVA’s Miller Center of Publica Affairs. Riley says both Clinton and Trump survived earlier incidents of questionable conduct only to repeat that behavior. Riley finds another similarity between the two cases.

Washington Post

The nine-member commission had help combing through the laws from students at Virginia Commonwealth University and the law schools at the University of Richmond and the University of Virginia.

CBS 19 News (Charlottesville)

Larry Sabato from the UVA Center for Politics said the rash of Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions being passed by Virginia counties will be meaningless if they are in conflict with state law. Sabato said counties are trying to send a message to the General Assembly and Gov. Ralph Northam.

Charlottesville Daily Progress

The University of Virginia has announced a new executive vice president for health affairs. Dr. K. Craig Kent, current dean of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, will take the position starting Feb. 1, according to a news release from UVA.

WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

The University of Virginia has appointed Dr. K. Craig Kent as executive vice president for health affairs, effective February 1, 2020. Kent will oversee UVA Health and its clinical enterprise.

WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

The University of Virginia community is getting ready to officially ring in the holiday season. Nearly 15,000 people are expected to pack the UVA Lawn Thursday, December 5, for the 19th annual Lighting of the Lawn.

PBS “Newshour”

Moïse gained the favor of the Trump administration in January, when his government voted not to recognize the legitimacy of the regime of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela at a meeting of the Organization of American States. “The United States wanted one thing from Moïse, and that was a vote from OAS to isolate Maduro, and they got it,” UVA politics professor Robert Fatton said.

Black Enterprise

Many black professionals are so used to changing up how we speak, look, and act to make others comfortable that we’re hardly even aware we’re doing it anymore. Though it often helps us get ahead, it’s taking a toll on our well-being, according to an analysis published by Harvard Business Review and co-written by Courtney L. McCluney, a postdoctoral fellow in UVA’s Darden School of Business.

Wall Street Journal

Incoming chief executives tend to replace top lieutenants within the first few years of joining a company. New academic research suggests there might be an incentive to do so when it comes to at least one key position: the finance chief. CEOs who appoint their own chief financial officers receive more compensation on average than those who don’t, according to a new study by accounting professors from UVA, Duke University and Cornell University.

Financial Times (U.K.)

Kemp appointed Loeffler in part to appeal to more moderate women voters in Georgia and boost the number of Republican women on Capitol Hill, said Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. Of 25 female U.S. senators, eight are Republicans. “She will blow out of the water any candidate who challenges her. A fundraiser for her is a luncheon with her accountant,” Sabato said.

CBS 19 News (Charlottesville)

A researcher at the UVA School of Medicine has been selected for the American Lung Association's 2019-20 Research Team. Dr. Monica Lawrence is also getting $75,000 to research severe childhood asthma treatments.

Ever gaze up at the starry night sky? This stunning view is at risk of disappearing -- unless we act now, says UVA astrophysicist Kelsey Johnson. She explains how light pollution affects almost every species on Earth (including us) and shares five "stupidly simple" things you can do to help solve the problem.

New York Times

As UVA sociologist Brad Wilcox pointed out in a response to Edsall’s column, for all the bright talk about the blue-state, upper-middle-class marriage model, in the aggregate Republicans marry more and divorce less than Democrats, ideological conservatives are much more likely to be married than ideological liberals, and conservatives are more than twice as likely to describe marriage as something “needed” for “strong families.”

Financial Times (U.K.)

(Subscription required) Kyle Kondik, managing editor of the non-partisan Sabato’s Crystal Ball at UVA, said Harris had fallen in a cycle political scientists John Sides and Lynn Vareck call “discovery, scrutiny and decline.”