Richmond Times-Dispatch

At the time he issued the order, McAuliffe said he consulted with Attorney General Mark R. Herring and A.E. Dick Howard, an expert on the Virginia Constitution and professor at the UVA School of Law. In an interview, Howard said unequivocally that McAuliffe has the authority to restore rights for an entire class rather than an individual.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Scientists have always known the Oct4 gene plays a critical role in embryonic development, but believed it lay dormant in adults. Researchers at a cardiovascular research lab have discovered the gene plays an important role in the formation of atherosclerotic plaque inside blood vessels.

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First Things

(Co-written by W. Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project and associate professor of sociology) We interviewed the Valdezes in the course of writing our new book, “Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Love, and Marriage among African Americans and Latinos.” Much of the recent news about American Latinos has been negative, highlighted by invective about undocumented immigrants. We wanted to learn what was going right for Latinos and their families.

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Associated Press

Gov. John Kasich, Republican Sen. Rob Portman and Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, all experienced politicians and government officials from the purple state, make “Veepstakes” lists being reported by national news outlets and have been repeatedly questioned publicly about their possible interest. Kyle Kondik, author of an upcoming book “The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President,” said all three have their strong points.

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ProPublica

Just as many organizations have written to the administration asking that it keep the memo in place. UVA law professor Douglas Laycock has assured the administration that the memo is legally sound.

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Washington Post

“Democrats will try to make her choose every time Trump says something controversial,” said Larry J. Sabato, director of UVA’s Center for Politics. “Securing Trump’s votes while attracting a good number of non-Trump backers requires a delicate balancing act all the way to Election Day.”

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

Between 35,000 and 40,000 family members and friends came to Charlottesville to celebrate their UVA graduates. Hotels, restaurants, and shops say they count on graduation weekend to boost their bottom lines going into the slower summer months.

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Charlottesville Newsplex

It goes without saying, UVA is a school of tradition and tradition dictates that Final Exercises take place on the Lawn. The somber weather was no match for the excitement in the air.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

While attending UVA, Arthur Wu put his passion for design to work and, in so doing, is leaving behind an outlet for other students to let their creative abilities shine.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

UVA awarded about 3,000 degrees Saturday in the first of two Final Exercises ceremonies this weekend. Graduates and their families sat in the rain to listen to former U.S. Poet Laureate and Commonwealth Professor of English Rita Dove, the event’s keynote speaker.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

The familiar sound of “Pomp and Circumstance” rang out in Charlottesville Saturday as students turned their tassels to become graduates of UVA’s Class of 2016.

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Inside Higher Ed

It's a familiar question: Do the liberal arts need saving? The answer here Thursday at a conference on the topic — yes — was familiar, too. For Talbot Brewer, professor and chair of philosophy at the University of Virginia, the liberal arts need saving in part from the “black mirrors” so many of us are glued to each day. Cellular phones, computers and, especially for children, television, facilitate a kind of “reverse-Weberian,” late capitalistic assault on our collective attention, he said. 

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

On Friday, UVA kicked off graduation weekend with Valedictory Exercises. Friday's ceremony also included the bestowing of the class gift and remarks by President Teresa Sullivan and the Class of 2016 Trustees.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Virginia courthouses are natural treasures and often reflect the pulse of their communities, a renowned architectural expert told a symposium on historic Virginia courthouses on Friday. Richard Guy Wilson, Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History at the University of Virginia, was the keynote speaker for the two-day symposium at Staunton's R.R. Smith Center for History and Art.

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Charlottesville Newsplex

On Thursday morning, the University of Virginia Children's Hospital hosted a symposium to highlight important research from the past year. The research dealt with a range of children's health topics such as the development of an improved method for diagnosing treatment-resistant asthma.

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Charlottesville Newsplex

UVA’s Rotunda has been restricted to the public for two years now, but most of the fences have recently been taken down for the upcoming Final Exercises.

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Comcast SportsNet New England

The resume Malcolm Brogdon has put together leading up to next month’s NBA draft has been years in the making. His four-year career at the University of Virginia ended with him being one of the more decorated players in school history, a unanimous First Team All-American as a senior who became the first player in ACC history to be named league Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season.

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Press Trust of India

A gene, thought to be inactive in adults, may actually play a vital role in preventing heart attacks and strokes and could also delay some of the effects of ageing, scientists have found. Finding a way to augment the expression of this gene in adult cells may have profound implications for promoting health and possibly reversing some of the detrimental effects with ageing," said Gary K. Owens, from the UVA School of Medicine.

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The Atlantic

A UVA study released earlier this year found that, compared to 1998, children today are spending far less time on self-directed learning – moving freely and doing activities that they themselves chose – and measurably more time in a passive learning environment.

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