The Regulatory Review

(By Michael A. Livermore, UVA School of Law) We have now entered a period of partisan volatility and the resulting policy oscillation has created little or no public benefit. If regulatory impact assessment is to continue to play a useful role during an age of ever greater partisan volatility, OIRA will need to focus not only on the static costs and benefits of regulation, but also on the very real costs imposed on businesses and society by policy oscillation.

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The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.)

Sibylle Kranz, a UVA professor and child nutrition epidemiologist, says: “There is pretty solid evidence that children who are hungry are not able to focus, so they have a low attention span, behavioral issues, discipline issues in the school. So having children who are well-fed and not hungry makes a difference in their individual performance and also how much they are contributing or disrupting the classroom situation.”

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

An organization at UVA that puts on a free summer camp for children whose parents have been affected by cancer is preparing for its largest fundraiser of the year.

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Community Idea Stations

The president's recent decision to destroy chemical weapons plants in Syria has revived efforts from lawmakers, such as Senator Tim Kaine, to roll back what he sees as the post-9/11 “blank check” for firing missiles in the war on terror. From Kaine’s talk Friday at the University of Virginia: For this U.S. Senator, any vote for military action is personal since his eldest son is deployed overseas with the Marines. “If I’m voting on that, I’m thinking about my kid, I’m thinking about his friends, I’m thinking about people he will know that will potentially be in harm’s way.”

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Quartz

Expect to use around 70% of your home equity. For this analysis, we simply looked at the cost expectations for a family earning $100,000 per year who has $150,000 in home equity but no other savings. Colleges expect you to use 69% of your home equity for a full four-year degree if you’re going to use only the equity in the house. No matter how you’re going to come up with the money, colleges expect you to pay 28% more if you have home equity than if you don’t.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine has been an outspoken opponent of President Trump - especially when it comes to the president's military tactics. On Friday, Kaine spoke to a small private group inside the Rotunda’s Dome Room about President Trump's decision to call air strikes on Syria and the current state of the government.

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Stabroek News

(By Shakira Hobbs, research associate in UVA’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering) Early January 2017, I and two other Black women engineers were interviewed and discussed the movie ‘Hidden Figures’ and lingering challenges for women of color in engineering. Mixed in our excitement of finding more “like us” was melancholy. We were thrilled to connect with other Black women engineers; however, it was sad to hear that some of the same racial and gender inequities the Black women working at NASA confronted in the 1960s, we were facing as well close to half a century later.

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Perishable News

This year's honorees are Caroline Kelsey from UVA and Yeonwoo Lebovitz from Virginia Tech. Kelsey and Lebovitz will each receive $25,000 to help fund their unique and independent studies of yogurt, probiotics and the human gut microbiome.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Tricia Cady used to lie in bed awake thinking about babies in her neonatal intensive care ward. NICU babies frequently pull out their breathing tubes and lines, and Cady said she would run over ideas for keeping unplanned extubations at bay. While working on a class assignment several months ago, though, Cady had an idea: a small vest that keeps a baby’s hands free but away from their face and from IV lines and ventilation tubes. 

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AZCentral.com

The battles underscore an intensity usually lacking in this part of Arizona and are another sign that Republicans have anxiety about the coming congressional midterm elections, when the president's party historically loses seats on Capitol Hill. The volatility and chaos of President Donald Trump's first term has contributed to a sense of dread among many in the GOP. "There are obvious reasons for Republicans to be concerned.

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Associated Press

Alumnus Harold Wright, credited with bringing broadcast television decades ago to the Charlottesville area, is the recipient of The Associated Press' Robert Gallimore Distinguished Service Award. Wright, vice president and general manager of WVIR-TV, was honored Saturday by the Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters.

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The Atlantic

“When couples maintain their accounts separately, it’s indicative of a certain lack of trust, and a lack of commitment,” said UVA sociology professor W. Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project.

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Newsweek

“I do not think the analogy to the Cold War is helpful,” Melvyn P. Leffler, Edward R. Stettinius Jr. professor in UVA’s history department, said. “I think this is more of a typical geopolitical conflict.”

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Inside Higher Ed

Student government presidents from 82 colleges and universities signed a letter to leaders in the U.S. Congress and to President Donald Trump calling for "common sense" gun control. The UVA Student Council led the effort, which was backed by student leaders from community colleges, public institutions and private colleges.

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Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

Most importantly, when we hear that “most” colleges don’t use class rank as a metric, it’s wise to remember that there are far more mediocre colleges than top-notch ones — so what “most” do is not necessarily what the best do. The fact is that the most prestigious colleges emphatically make an issue of what percentage of their incoming freshmen stand in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. Yes, Virginia, they do consider class rank.

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WVTF Public Radio/Radio IQ (Roanoke)

UVA scientists say women who store weight in their bellies may be genetically programmed to do that, and they could also be at increased risk for diabetes. 

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Charlottesville Newsplex

UVA Student Council President Sarah Kenny wrote a letter to President Trump, and now it's been signed by her peers from more than 80 other schools.

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Washington Post

Officials are rolling out a program this summer that aims to persuade thousands of the state's 13 million annual tourists to move there and take jobs, an effort they say is crucial to Vermont’s economy. A recent UVA study predicted Vermont will lose 10 percent of its working-age population by 2040.

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Washington Post

(Commentary by Risa L. Goluboff, dean of the UVA School of Law) In January 1959, Sam Thompson entered the Liberty End Café in Louisville. While he waited to catch a bus nearby, he ordered macaroni and a beer and shuffled his feet to the music. Two police officers entered the bar and arrested Thompson for loitering. In short order, the local police court convicted Thompson, and not for the first time. Thompson had been arrested and convicted of loitering, vagrancy and other petty crimes more than 50 times, in part because he was poor and in part because he was black.

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Slate Magazine

Indeed, it’s unclear how exactly Starbucks is going about developing its training, especially in such a short amount of time. “If they are serious, I can’t imagine them coming up with this [training] in five weeks,” says Brian Nosek, a UVA professor of psychology who helped to found the nonprofit organization Project Implicit that promotes the IAT.

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