Washington Post

Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the Miller Center, said one of the few presidents who's spoken directly about the 100-day milestone is John F. Kennedy, who raised it in his inaugural address -- though he did so to downplay it. 

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Economic Times

For Narayana Murthy, capitalism must be compassionate. "I want a stone on my grave that says: 'This was a fair person'," Murthy said at the Darden School of Business (University of Virginia) about 10 days ago. He was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Foundation medal by the school. Murthy shared his thoughts on corporate governance, once again highlighting the values of fairness, transparency and accountability.

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The Week Magazine

The director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia, Barbara Perry, said it is even too generous to call Trump an "entry-level president." "Unless he would be an intern, he would not have a position in the White House — with no educational experience, no military experience, no government, no political experience, most of it was running for president." She described his learning curve in office as "Mount Everest." "It's as steep as they come and ice-covered, and he didn't bring very many knowledgeable Sherpas with him," Perry told NPR.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

Animals left outside will have shelter thanks to a program that's building boys into men in Charlottesville. The leadership project pairs middle school boys with student mentors from the University of Virginia. 

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

UVA’s ROTC detachment hosts the race each year to remember Hess — the unit’s only graduate killed in the war in Afghanistan — and raises money for a scholarship bearing his name.

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Chattanooga Times Free Press

The University of Virginia is competing tonight with Yale University in the finals of the nationwide competition, which began with more than 650 college teams from across the United States. Each team argues both sides of a copyright infringement case during mock trials before attorneys who judge the teams to determine a winner.

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Inside Higher Ed

Few times have colleges successfully limited a speaker appearance. In 2008, then-University of Nebraska Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman, citing threats of violence, successfully rescinded an invitation to Bill Ayers, a former leader of the Weather Underground. Robert M. O'Neil, a law professor at the University of Virginia, and its former president, said he knew Perlman, who had cataloged enough threatening messages that proved “an ominous situation” could arise, according to O’Neil.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Members of the University of Virginia’s Presidential Search Committee opened a public forum on Friday by asking attendees which qualities they’d like to see in the next president. Many of the answers from the audience echoed suggestions from earlier meetings with faculty: experience with academia, communication skills and a commitment to research. But several attendees, and a couple of comments submitted online, also called for someone with political savvy.

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National Catholic Register

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a noteworthy religious-discrimination case that some observers believe could have ramifications for related issues, such as school choice and whether states can deny public services like police and fire protection to churches. “If the church wins, they will likely write it narrowly. It will affect Blaine Amendments elsewhere only as applied to wholly secular benefits,” said Douglas Laycock, a law professor at the University of Virginia Law School, who studies religious-liberty issues.

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TPM

The cost of that failure to forge a steady working relationship is that, though he declared Tuesday that “no administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days,” Trump will almost certainly complete 100 days in office on April 29 with no notable pieces of legislation to his name. “There is not a lot to show for all of this kinetic political activity other than the fact of the activity itself,” said Russell Riley, an expert on the U.S. presidency at UVA’s non-partisan Miller Center.

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Charlottesville Newsplex

UVA’s Center for Politics is labeling the Virginia gubernatorial race a toss-up. Larry Sabato says the race will be the most watched election in the United States for 2017.

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Radio Survivor

There’s a lot of radio going on at University of Virginia and the newest station is WXTJ-LP, a student-run low power FM college radio station. Although its studio is in the same facility as WTJU, WXTJ-LP has its own identity and air sound.

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WVTF Public Radio/Radio IQ

First-quarter fundraising numbers show the Democratic primary for governor is the hottest statewide race on the ballot. And that’s even though Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam was legally prohibited from raising money during the General Assembly session. That gave former Congressman Tom Periello a chance to catch up. Geoff Skelley at UVA’s Center for Politics says that race is becoming a top-dollar attraction. 

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USA TODAY

There are plenty of skeptics. "You will have to count me among the 'doubting Thomases,'" said Rhodes Cook, a nonpartisan analyst for UVA’s "Crystal Ball." The effects of gerrymandering and a relatively small playing field next year, combined with a recent record of GOP House dominance, will make it really difficult for Democrats to steal seats away, he said.

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Rasmussen Reports

(Commentary by Geoffrey Skelley and Kyle Kondik of UVA’s Center for Politics) Those looking for electoral drama in the 2018 cycle should pay attention to the 38 gubernatorial races being held this year and next.

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PennLive.com

With his election in 2014, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, broke a nearly 60-year tradition of the two parties trading control of the governor's office every eight years. With approvals only in the high 30s, Republicans are looking to take out Wolf, who's up for re-election next year. But according to UVA political analysts Geoffrey Skelley and Kyle Kondik, it's still too early make a call on whether Wolf will re-establish the so-called "Eight-Year Rule" as he launches his campaign.

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The Hill


“Just because we haven’t seen a Republican Senate incumbent go down in a primary in the last couple cycles doesn’t mean Republican primary voters will all of a sudden love the party’s leadership,” said Kyle Kondik, an analyst at UVA’s Center for Politics.

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New York Magazine

High-status teenagers, research suggests, tend to behave in ways adults find inappropriate, but other teenagers find exhilarating. “They are on the fast track socially,” UVA psychologist Joseph Allen said. “That means they’re the kids getting involved in romantic relationships earlier than their peers, they are getting involved in minor forms of delinquency.”

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The Global Legal Post

Leslie Kendrick, a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, is to take up the position of new Vice Dean at the school from 1 July. She will replace George Geis, a professor who has held the post since 2012 who will return to full-time teaching and research as a faculty member.

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WVTF Public Radio/Radio IQ

UVA’s McCormick Observatory was built in the 1880s, and not much has changed inside the old brick structure with wooden floors and cabinets. Its large dome, for example, is still opened with the help of a rope.

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