Charlottesville Daily Progress

When Hamilton scholar and UVA alumna Joanne Freeman heard someone was writing a musical about the oft-forgotten Founding Father, she never thought her research would guide Lin-Manuel Miranda’s fiery lyrics about dueling politicians.

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Associated Press

Barbara Perry, presidential studies director at UVA’s nonpartisan Miller Center, has been fascinated by presidents since she was 4 years old and her mother took her to see John F. Kennedy speak one month before he was elected. “I still have somewhat of a childlike vision of the presidency,” she said. “I know my faith is not misplaced. I know we have had heroic presidents. Even the ones who were not great still were, by and large, great people.”

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The Australian Financial Review

A recent study conducted by UVA sociologist Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project, and Robert Lerman, an economics professor at American University, suggests that men see bigger salaries when they're married compared with their single counterparts, while women see the reverse.

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USA Today

The question is whether they take specific actions designed to curb freedom of the press – something Trump hasn't done, at least so far. Nicole Renee Hemmer, assistant professor at UVA’s Miller Center, said "the rhetoric is not yet cause for panic," but journalists need to push back and explain that "their work is a vital component of democratic governance and the system of checks and balances, especially given Donald Trump's autocratic tendencies."

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Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Oh yes, VMI – there is no tighter, more loyal group of alumni anywhere,” says Larry Sabato, the University of Virginia political analyst who has followed the state’s campaigns and evolving electoral culture since the 1970s. “It’s quite a network, and there’s one slice of the electorate you don’t ever want to get on the wrong side of. The Institute has been life-changing for many. I think that’s one reason their bond is so strong.”

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

There's a different feel around Virginia's men's basketball program now than there was in March when Malcolm Brogdon played his last game in a Cavaliers uniform. As he returns Monday night to John Paul Jones Arena to have his old No. 15 retired before No. 14 UVA (18-8, 8-6 ACC) hosts Miami, the Cavaliers are in the midst of the sort of slump they never had to endure during Brogdon's years.

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PolitiFact

Defending his stalled immigration ban, Trump said, "There was no way to vet those people. There was no documentation. There was nothing." Forged documents and passports are a concern in some countries, but that doesn’t give Trump license to say there is no system. "No system is foolproof," David Martin, a UVA law professor who’s previously held posts at DHS and the State Department, has told us. "If we really wanted a foolproof system, we would shut down immigration entirely."

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New York Times


It’ll be up to Republicans to decide whether to force Trump out. And that won’t happen unless they see him as ruining their party as well as the nation. “The only incentive for Republicans to act – with or without the cabinet – is the same incentive Republicans had in 1974 to insist on Nixon’s resignation,” Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia told me. “The incentive is survival.”

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Charlottesville Tomorrow

Claire Mitchell and Sara Yeatman Currier have full-time careers in education and young families. The two founded treadHAPPY, a group exercise studio that uses treadmills to build endurance and strength, early last year. Their education background, Mitchell told attendees at the UVA Darden School of Business Entrepreneurship Conference on Friday, prepared them well for the business world.

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The Guardian

Find out if Chicago really is segregated. The most useful image result is University of Virginia’s “racial dot map.”

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Washington Examiner

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., holds a sizable lead over conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham and former GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina in hypothetical contests for Kaine's seat in 2018, according to a new poll. Virginia is likely to be an uphill fight for Republicans who are looking to take down Kaine. UVA’s Larry Sabato rates the race as "Likely Democratic."

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Richmond Times-Dispatch

A House-approved plan to force universities to limit out-of-state enrollment or use the additional tuition revenue to lower costs for in-state students died in a Senate committee Thursday.

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CNBC

A film agreement between the U.S. and China expires today, paving the way for a new round of talks that could mark the first major deal between the two economic giants under the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. "There is a lot of interest on the Chinese side to potentially increase the number of Hollywood films that are represented in the market," Aynne Kokas, a UVA assistant professor of media studies.

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Washington Times

Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Claire McCaskill of Missouri are the most vulnerable Democrats heading into the 2018 mid-term elections, according to a new forecast. “We see Donnelly, Heitkamp, and McCaskill as being on shakier ground,” Kyle Kondik, of UVA’s Center for Politics, said in a new breakdown of the races.

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Chicago Tribune

Donald Trump would once have been thought an unlikely champion of religious freedom. But he staked out his claim at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast, vowing to liberate churches to use their voices in political campaigns. It could turn churches into the equivalent of super PACs – and encourage super PACs to turn themselves into ostensibly charitable groups. The issue, as UVA law professor Douglas Laycock told us, is preserving “a level playing field for the tax and regulatory treatment of political spending.”

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Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah)

The scholarship is one of the most prestigious in the world, and it funds two to three years of study at the University of Oxford for its recipients. Lauren Jackson, a UVA senior, plans to earn two master’s degrees. She does extensive research in what she calls “the nexus of journalism, public opinion and foreign policy,” studying the effects of media coverage on opinion and policy.

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American School & University

The University of Virginia has installed solar arrays on the roofs of two of its buildings. The university says the solar panel systems, one atop Ruffner Hall and the other at the University Bookstore, will produce 364 kilowatts of electricity at peak output, enough to power about 91 homes.

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Delmarva Daily Times

About 60 students from the Eastern Shore of Virginia attend UVA each year. UVA is an appealing choice for students from the Shore because of the Bayly-Tiffany scholarship, awarded to any UVA student living on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

The fourth annual Virginia Green Travel Conference is taking place at UVA’s Darden School of Business, including the Fourth Green Tourism Business Expo. The goal is to educate partners on the environmental impact of businesses, but not without an incentive.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

A UVA sorority is hoping to get 5th District Rep. Tom Garrett's attention by flooding his office with letters. Members of Alpha Chi Omega are passionate about domestic violence awareness. The group wants to protect the Violence Against Women's Act from being cut from federal spending.

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