Charlottesville Daily Progress
Jackson Matteo was the unquestioned leader of the offensive line during his senior season at the University of Virginia. After joining the program as a recruited walk-on, he eventually earned a scholarship, became a team captain and started 24 straight games for the Hoos. That commitment and dedication should serve him well in his new role as the head football coach at Woodberry Forest.  
“Sound Bites”
(Podcast) The physiological impacts of eating carbohydrate-containing foods are much more complex and individualized compared to dietary protein and fat, yet there is still no globally accepted way to define “carbohydrate quality.” Among the guests is Dr. Siddhartha Angadi, assistant professor and cardiovascular physiologist.  
Virginia Scope
University of Virginia professor Cale Jaffe explained that should the pollution control board repeal the code, it would create an “administrative migraine” because the board is “the mechanism of how we manage our carbon trading program.” What’s more, Jaffe notes that between the Virginia Clean Economy Act and the Community Flood Preparedness Act (which included joining RGGI), utility companies are required to transition to carbon-free practices by 2050. “Repealing the regulation does not repeal the statute,” he said.  
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Cost debates aside, Virginia’s new governor might soon find turning regulations around in the commonwealth easier said than done, said Cale Jaffe, a UVA law professor and director for the school’s Environmental Law and Community Engagement Clinic. “The statutory language in the Virginia code authorized the state Air Pollution Control Board to adopt regulations to join RGGI, and the board has duly promulgated those regulations,” Jaffe said. “The only actor with authority to amend those regulations would be the board.”  
Brookings Insitution
In regard to government experience, I have conducted a related study of the top 100 Biden staff members for the Miller Center at the University of Virginia. In it, I calculated that a full 77% have prior executive-branch experience. That is an astoundingly high number and no doubt reflective of the president himself, an individual who possesses a lengthy career in the Senate and served as vice president.  
Virginia Mercury
Key proposals include House Bill 73, which among other amendments would get rid of offshore wind cost provisions seen by many lawmakers on both sides of the aisle as overly favorable toward Dominion, as well as renewable buildout targets. One recent study of Virginia Clean Economy Act implementation by the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service found that those targets could cost ratepayers more than $250 million per year by 2035 compared to a “least-cost” scenario.  
The current retirement system doesn’t work, Michael Doran – a much-beloved but press-shy professor at the University of Virginia School of Law who also worked for the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department under two different administrations – argues in ‘The Great Retirement Fraud’ As claims go, it’s a bold one.  
The UVA Biocomplexity Institute, in its weekly update, said residents should continue to practice good prevention, including indoor masking and getting vaccinated — and boosted when eligible. “Omicron is less severe than delta, but this surge is causing a large increase of hospitalizations, which could reach record levels in the coming weeks,” the UVA researchers said. “Vaccines and boosters remain very effective at protecting against hospitalization and death from the omicron variant.”  
WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)
Data models from UVA’s Biocomplexity Institute are suggesting the peak of the omicron variant is near. All 35 health districts across Virginia are currently reporting a surge in this variant of the coronavirus. “Omicron has been unprecedented. I mean, we’ve had a really rough ride through this pandemic, and here we are at levels we never even really anticipated were possible,” Byran Lewis with UVA Biocomplexity Institute said. “The models from most recent and previous is showing a peak here in the next week or two.”  
Global University Venturing
Richard Chylla, executive director of Michigan State University’s commercialization office MSU Technologies, has been appointed as executive of University of Virginia’s technology transfer arm Licensing and Ventures Group.  
Richmond Times-Dispatch
The University of Virginia and Virginia State University will no longer require their employees be vaccinated, following other state universities that have suspended the requirement in light of a directive from Gov. Glenn Youngkin.  
Washington Post
UVA and George Mason University will no longer require employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, following a directive from Gov. Glenn Youngkin, officials announced Wednesday, At least five other Virginia campuses have rescinded similar mandates: Virginia Tech, James Madison University, Virginia Commonwealth University, the College of William & Mary and the University of Mary Washington.  
CBS 19 News (Charlottesville)
Academic Division employees at the University of Virginia are no longer required to get vaccinated against COVID-19. This is due to an executive order Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed over the weekend prohibiting state agencies, like public institutions of higher education, from requiring employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.  
Charlottesville Daily Progress
Following a state executive order prohibiting vaccine mandates among state agencies, the University of Virginia is ending its requirement that employees get vaccinated.  
Broadway World
The Virginia Film Festival has been approved for a $20,000 Grants for Arts Projects Award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the 2022 Virginia Film Festival.  
Yahoo! Finance
(Video and transcript) Dr. Taison Bell, a UVA assistant professor of medicine, joins discusses Virginia getting rid of its mask mandate for schools, the omicron variant and coronavirus vaccinations.  
Rasmussen Reports
(Commentary By Kyle Kondik and J. Miles Coleman, UVA Center for Politics) As we mark the first anniversary of President Joe Biden taking office, his first year has been defined in no small part by the persistence of a problem he promised to solve – the pandemic – and the emergence of a problem he was slow to recognize – inflation.  
Loudoun Times-Mirror
The Virginia State Golf Association has selected Lauren Greenlief as its 2021 Women's Golfer of the Year. The Ashburn golfer earned the award for fourth time in the last five years. Greenlief, a former standout at the University of Virginia, has claimed the VSGA's top women's golfer award six times overall.  
Virginia Business
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce elected Fred D. Thompson Jr. its 2022 chair on Tuesday. Thompson is chief administrative officer and a business partner at Reston-based Thompson Hospitality Corp. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Hampden-Sydney College and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Virginia.  
Fox 21 News (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Gregory J. Moore, professor at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colo., has declared his candidacy for U.S. Senate, attempting to represent Colorado as a Republican in the fall 2022 general election. Moore joins seven other Republican Senate candidates vying to take back Colorado’s second Senate seat from incumbent Democrat Michael Bennett, who is finishing his second six-year term. Moore is a graduate of Concordia College, the University of Virginia and the University of Denver.