Fortune

Last spring, the Virginia men’s basketball team suffered one of the most shocking upsets in sports—becoming the first top-seeded team in the history of NCAA’s “March Madness” tournament to lose to a lowest-ranked 16 seed. This April, in the same tournament, Virginia won its first title. That the Cavaliers ascended from humiliation to celebration is a testament to Bennett’s coaching skills. Inheriting a program that attracts relatively few stars, Bennett built a contender by stressing passing and disciplined, stifling defense.

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Huntington (W.Va.) Herald Dispatch

West Virginia's population loss would likely continue for the next 20 years, according to projections from UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. In the 1990s, a high immigration population and increased birth meant a younger age profile for the nation.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

Tony Bennett, head men’s basketball coach for the University of Virginia Cavaliers, has placed 48/50 in Fortune Magazine’s ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ article.

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WKSU Public Radio (Kent, Ohio)

The congressman who represents Akron and the Youngstown area is running for president, but to say Tim Ryan is a dark horse might be an understatement. Kyle Kondik, a northeast Ohio native who is the managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball newsletter at UVA’s Center for Politics, talked about Ryan's candidacy.

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The Atlantic

(By Mark Edmundson, University Professor of English) Though America had been a nation for nearly 80 years, it was incomplete. The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution – those were political documents, pragmatic in their designs for democracy. What America lacked was what Emerson called for: an evocation of what being a democratic man or woman felt like at its best, day to day, moment to moment.

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Inside Indiana Business

Ivy Tech Community College and the University of Virginia have announced a new partnership. The agreement allows Ivy Tech students who complete the Liberal Arts Associate in Arts or Associate in Science program to continue working toward an online Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies through the University of Virginia.

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ThinkProgress

Attorney General William Barr launched a strident political defense of the president Thursday shortly before releasing special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report. Ken Hughes, an expert on Watergate at the University of Virginia, said Barr’s comments on Trump line up with defenses offered by the Nixon White House.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

The University of Virginia’s first spacecraft began its trip to the International Space Station on Wednesday afternoon. The small cube launched from Wallops Island aboard a Northrop Grumman rocket.

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TIME

Tapes revealed that President Richard Nixon and his top advisers were involved in covering up a break-in at a Democratic National Committee office in the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. Nixon resigned before he could be impeached, becoming the first president to step down. Several of his top advisers – including the White House lawyer, chief of staff and attorney general – did prison time. Nominated by: Barbara A. Perry, Director of Presidential Studies and Co-Chair of the Presidential Oral History Program at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center.

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Community Idea Stations

If former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe tries and succeeds in reaching the Executive Mansion again, he’ll be only the second governor to do so since Virginia began electing governors. Virginia’s current one, four-year term was considered progressive at the time of the passage of the 1851 constitution that put it into code, according to Larry Sabato, director of UVA’s Center for Politics.

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Washington Post

Kirk Martini, a professor at the UVA School of Architecture, said the transept is probably the greatest vulnerability.

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WSLS 10 NBC (Roanoke/Lynchburg)

The second-place winners of the Commonwealth Challenge and the Social Impact Challenge were awarded to two teams from the University of Virginia.

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247Sports

“It is not just a movie. It’s a book. It’s a movie. It’s something so very, very special because we’ve never seen this before,” Kornheiser said.

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Independent Journal Review

During a Tuesday campaign event at the University of Virginia, a college student called out 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s charitable giving. The student referenced O’Rourke’s tax returns, which revealed that less than one-third of 1 percent of his income went to charitable donations. She claimed that her sister pays more to charities than he did, despite their difference in pay.

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The Epoch Times

Wylie kindly took time away from teaching photography and his work as director of UVA’s Studio Art Department to share by email his creative process, and how he sees Pompeii both through the camera lens and through time. And essentially, what Pompeii means to him.

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Press Trust of India

People’s ability to think logically suffers when they are faced with arguments that go against their political belief systems, a study from researchers at UVA and the University of California, Irvine has found.

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WCVE Public Radio (Richmond)

An Antares rocket blasted off on schedule from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Wednesday, en route to the International Space Station, with supplies and with working satellites built by Virginia students. UVA’s Trace LaCour is a fourth-year aerospace and engineering student, who helped build one of the three satellites, that will orbit as a constellation and send back data on atmospheric density and how it causes orbits to decay.

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Washington Free Beacon

The former Texas congressman has taken heat over his 2017 tax return showing he and his wife Amy gave $1,166 out of their $366,455 adjusted gross income that year to charity, a giving rate of just 0.3 percent. A town hall questioner at the University of Virginia asked O'Rourke why her sister, a recent college graduate, made far less than he did but gave more to charity.

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NBC Sports

Chris Long, a UVA alum, was lucky enough to attend the MCAA championship game out in Minnesota last week, and it helped land him on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Sort of!

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Temple (University) News

Personal attacks have always been a fixture of American politics.  In 1800, when Thomas Jefferson and John Adams ran for president against each other, Federalists suggested that Jefferson was an atheist, while Republicans branded Adams as a wannabe monarch planning a family dynasty, according to UVA’s Miller Center, which specializes in political history.

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