Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato’s Chrystal Ball website at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, said it’s 11 months until the election and that is a lifetime in politics. “For all we’re talking about impeachment now, it might not be that relevant in the fall,” he said. “Things move so fast we can’t just assume that things that seem very important now are going to matter later.”
Yet the amendment has strong critics, including some conservatives who have long argued that it would provide a new constitutionally guaranteed right to abortion access. And ERA skeptics span the political spectrum: Kim Forde-Mazrui, a UVA law professor and constitutional law scholar who calls himself “a liberal supporter of women’s equality,” argues that the amendment would do nothing and even potentially be harmful.
But the general reception toward ugly, racist humor is changing, sure enough. “There’s been a raising of consciousness about what we laugh at,” says Shilpa Davé, assistant professor of media studies at the University of Virginia and author of “Indian Accents: Brown Voice and Racial Performance in American Television and Film.” “Humor reveals something about institutionalized inequality and prejudice and discrimination – racism, sexism, and classism – that’s ingrained in our culture.”
Any action by the president after a removal vote would likely be challenged in court and even as bitterly divided as Washington seems, there’s likely little appetite for a constitutional showdown in the White House’s West Wing. “If the ex-president refused to go, he would be escorted out once Pence became commander-in-chief,” said Larry Sabato, director of UVA’s Center for Politics.
(Video) The number of reported flu cases is starting to drop, but experts at the University of Virginia's Biocomplexity Institute warn that flu season is far from over.
While it’s a smaller environmental danger than carbon, scientists say fertilizer is an underrated and growing threat – one that’s more complicated to solve. UVA environmental scientist James Galloway said, “You need to have that nitrogen to grow the food, and the more people there are and the higher they’re eating up the food chain, the more nitrogen you need.”
A proposed tax on digital advertising revenues in Maryland could run into significant legal barriers. Even if Maryland lawmakers pass the bill, it could be challenged on constitutional and legal grounds, said Ruth Mason, a professor of law and taxation at the UVA School of Law.
Jonathan Kipnis, the director of the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia and chairman of the department of neuroscience at the University of Virginia, was curious as to whether the body’s immune system might somehow be in dialogue with the brain, and microglia, in ways that could influence neurological and psychiatric conditions.
Charlottesville-based SaaS security platform provider SafeGuard Cyber has hired Thomas A. Dukes Jr. as its senior vice president for information security and corporate affairs, the company announced Tuesday. In his new role, he will manage data security and work with product and operations teams on quality and security standards. He will also continue his roles as a U.S. Air Force Reserve brigadier general and adjunct professor of cyber law and policy at the University of Virginia.
Harris is part of Hoops2O Hoops, aka “The Water Boys,” founded by professional athletes many of whose roots go back to the University of Virginia, Harris’ alma mater. Malcolm Brogdon, the Pacers’ point guard, initiated the program along with former NFL defensive end Chris Long, a two-time Super Bowl champ.
Famous writer, poet and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe was born on Jan. 19, 1809 into a Scots-Irish family in Boston, Massachusetts to David Poe Jr and Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe. He was taken in by John Allan, a successful tobacco merchant, after being abandoned by his father and losing his mother to tuberculosis. Poe registered at the University of Virginia in 1826, but dropped out after a year after being estranged from his foster father due to his gambling debts and registered with the U.S. Military Academy.
On this first day of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, a nonpartisan group out of the University of Virginia is weighing in. On Tuesday, the Senate got to work setting rules for the proceedings. The Miller Center’s CEO and president, Bill Antholis, is studying the ways this impeachment process is similar and different from those of former presidents Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, and Andrew Johnson.
"Interestingly, Pennsylvania is the only state that currently has an exactly split (U.S.) House delegation by party," noted Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato's Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics. "The split is a good illustration of how divided Pennsylvania is," he said of the 9-9 partisan split.
History professor Elizabeth Varon writes for the Miller Center at the University of Virginia – which studies the American presidency – that “Andrew Johnson gives truth to the saying that in America, anyone can grow up to become President.”
According to the University of Virginia Center of Politics, 88% of Virginia adults support universal background checks.
The 2019-20 flu season has been atypical in one significant way. Until now, Influenza B/Victoria – the season's less severe version of the flu compared to Influenza A(H1N1) – has been the more impactful strain of the flu virus. "That's quite unusual," Dr. Bryan Lewis, a professor at UVA’s Biocomplexity Institute, told AccuWeather. Lewis works with a team in a research partnership with AccuWeather. "This is likely the most cases caused by Influenza B in any season in the last 20 years."
A not insignificant number of "Bernie Bros" can be obnoxious sexist bullies online, but they are not representative of the majority of his supporters. But Robert Wheel wrote in a thorough data-driven study for UVA’s Center for Politics that the reason the toxic Bernie Bro online phenomenon was "so prominent is that men in their 20s spend the most time online and, I speak as a former man in his 20s, are the most strident people online." He implored Clinton diehards to understand "the election was not your Twitter mentions."
Consider this example from presenter Brad Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project and professor of sociology at the University of Virginia. He is a senior fellow at the Institute for Family Studies, a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and serves as an adviser to the Deseret News for its annual American Family Survey, now in its sixth year.
In May, on the 65th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the school division honored and publicly recognized those 26 students who integrated the division for the first time. The three markers list the names of each student and credit the parents and community members who led the desegregation effort in the county.
The University of Virginia’s Crossroads Family Medicine clinic is celebrating 25 years of helping patients in southwestern Albemarle County. The clinic opened in 1995, and serves as a primary care facility for 3,000 patients regularly.