Zululand Observer (South Africa)

While it’s always nice having your toddler help set the table, empty the dishwasher, pack away their toys, and keep their room tidy, teaching your child to be responsible isn’t just keeping him occupied or assisting you. It’s one of the first steps to future success as an adult. We explore the benefits of chores to children, whatever their age. “Kids like to do real things because they want a role in the real world,” suggests psychologist Angeline Lillard of the University of Virginia.


Rogue officers like Derek Chauvin probably won’t be deterred by good law, but excessively vague law encourages bad behavior. As Sgt. Jody Stiger, a member of the Los Angeles Police Department called by prosecutors in the Chauvin trial, testified, most police departments derive their policies governing the use of force from Graham v. Connor.

WGBH Public Radio (Boston)

The survey indicated about three-quarters of professors would welcome more training. “Faculty, generally, care about the real successes of their students,” said Michael Gerard Mason, a UVA dean of African-American Affairs. He is also a psychotherapist who runs a peer-counseling center for Black students at the school.

The Hill

(Commentary by Bart Epstein, research associate professor at the School of Education & Human Development) The ongoing progress of COVID-19 vaccinations suggests we may finally have a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, and that soon all of our 56 million K-12 students, as well as teachers and administrators, can return to school.

CBS 19 News (Charlottesville)

After a national search, UVA Health announced Dr. Tracy M. Downs will be the one for the job. He comes from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine where he's currently the Associate Dean for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

The Hill

The University of Virginia is honoring the thousands of enslaved people who built the institution in stone. 

WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

Hotels in Charlottesville say UVA’s decision to hold an in-person graduation ceremony will be huge for business – and they’re already starting to see an impact.

Business Insider

Siva Vaidhyanathan, a UVA professor of media studies, said that since the ’60s Republicans had sought to covertly appeal to the racist fears of white voters, but also broaden their appeal. It’s a balancing act Fox News hosts have also long performed, he said.

WHSV ABC-3 (Harrisonburg)

Sunscreen can make all the difference. Experts say it can take as little as 15 minutes for some people to be sunburned. “The immediate response is the sunburn and subsequently even sun poisoning that you can get with too much sun exposure,” Dr. Mark Russell with the University of Virginia explained.

UX Planet

University of Virginia: “The constructed environment is a continuously evolving realm that: 1. Encompasses the material, socio-economic, and political systems of the human mediated physical world. 2. Spans a wide range of temporal-spatial scales, from plants and species to building elements, assemblages, sites, neighborhoods, cities, and global infrastructures, across historical narratives, present conditions, and future projections. 3.

NBC News

A memorial to enslaved workers who built the University of Virginia was officially dedicated Saturday, a year after the Covid-19 pandemic canceled its official unveiling.

Charlottesville Tomorrow

On April 5, the Human Rights Commission, along with a number of other local aid and advocacy groups, implored the City Council to fully fund a $460,000 right to counsel program that would provide attorneys to tenants – specifically low-income tenants – in eviction proceedings to reduce the overall number of evictions in the city and the resulting trauma caused to individuals and the community. The April 5 letter presented to the council is cosigned by several local entities, including the University of Virginia Equity Center.

The Appeal

Attempts by prosecutors like Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner to revamp their city’s approach to crime and incarceration strike Acevedo as a threat to public safety. But as The Appeal reported in 2019, a University of Pennsylvania and University of Virginia study on Krasner’s efforts to limit the use of cash bonds for misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies in Philadelphia did not affect recidivism. The study’s findings indicate that hyping up the “chaos” threat from bond leniency is inaccurate.


In each episode of this reboot of the Emmy and Peabody award-winning College Bowl quizzer that for decades has been part of campus life at colleges and universities around the world, teams of three representing some of the nation’s top schools will battle it out in a bracketed tournament over four rounds. The top two schools advance to the final where they compete head-to-head for the Capital One College Bowl trophy and a scholarship to put toward their education. (UVA is among the participating schools.)

WINA 1070 AM (Charlottesville)

The UVA Department of Music presents a Showcase Recital by the outstanding musicians of its Performance Concentration.  This livestreamed performance takes place on Saturday at 8 p.m. will be free to all to attend virtually.  

Yaboo! Finance

Biden has insisted he is open to talks on infrastructure and will meet Democrats and Republicans. But if Republicans attempt to play the national debt card, they are likely to be given short shrift. Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, said: “Nobody even takes it seriously. When I see it, and I think there are millions of people like me, I just laugh. Do they really think our memories are that short?”

Courthouse News Service

Notably the Supreme Court of Virginia sided with the city thanks to specifics in the law’s construction and Virginia’s Constitution not often allowing laws to be applied retroactively.

Charlottesville Daily Progress

(Commentary) On April 13, as the University of Virginia observes the 278th anniversary of the birth of the school’s father, Thomas Jefferson, it is interesting to consider the man who arguably could be called UVA’s “grandfather,” George Wythe.

Chicago Daily Herald

The University of Virginia, a UNESCO World Heritage site, had paused its historical tours during the pandemic. No matter. We'd toured the Grounds before and knew our way around. The new Memorial to Enslaved Laborers packed an emotional punch. An elliptical granite ring, representing shackles, is inscribed with the names of a some of the more than 4,000 enslaved African Americans who built and toiled at the University.

Charlottesville Daily Progress

The UVA Medical Center has had some of the highest known costs so far, as it has helped to administer more than 25,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses at the Seminole Square vaccine clinic and a total of more than 40,000 doses across the region when including other vaccination sites.