Charlottesville Daily Progress

The University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs publicly announced an oral history of the Barack Obama presidency on Tuesday.

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The Conversation

(Commentary by Fiona Greenland, assistant professor of sociology) The Islamic State surrendered its last scrap of territory, in Baghouz, Syria, in March. While some argue that celebrations of its demise are premature, there’s no question that the terrorist group left a trail of destruction in its wake. Many lives were lost, of course. But a looming issue is the group’s legacy of looting.

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WVTF Public Radio/Radio IQ (Roanoke)

For the first time in nearly two decades, Virginia universities will not be increasing tuition for next year. The shift is because of a budget maneuver by lawmakers. UVA is among the schools that have frozen tuition and mandatory fees.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

If you want your own slice of Cavalier athletics history, the University of Virginia will distribute bricks from the exterior of University Hall for free Thursday evening.

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HuffPost

The Senate is even struggling to perform basic functions that it traditionally accomplished in a bipartisan fashion, like approving aid to states hit by disasters. Some lawmakers worry that the partisan stalemate over disaster aid bodes poorly for talks over raising the debt limit in the fall. “It says something about the Senate that so many Dems would rather undertake a long shot White House campaign than run for a Senate seat in their own state,” tweeted Larry Sabato, director of UVA’s Center for Politics.

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C-VILLE Weekly

The University of Virginia has a reputation as a hidebound and conservative place, where seersucker reigns supreme and change comes slowly. But progressive political activism has always been present on Grounds. For decades, UVA students have banded together to protest against all manner of injustices. Today’s students are building on the activism of their forebears.

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U.S. News & World Report

"Within Virginia, a disproportionate share of growth has been concentrated in Northern Virginia this decade, particularly compared with past decades," according to StatChat, a website produced by UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. 

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CBS 19 News (Charlottesville)

A popup photo exhibit of Charlottesville's early African American population is drawing visitors on University of Virginia Grounds. It's at the site of UVA's Memorial to Enslaved Laborers. There are more than 30 portraits by photographer Rufus Holsinger of everyday African Americans. The powerful pictures reveal how many black Charlottesville residents looked and lived in the late 1800s and early 1900s and some who even worked at UVA.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Kristin Clarens has joined the Legal Aid Justice Center as the first pro bono coordinator for the Pro-Bono Committee of the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association. The scope of her work will include the Charlottesville-Albemarle area, and she will also receive cases referred from organizations such as the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, the Legal Aid Justice Center, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence and the Nonprofit Clinic at the University of Virginia.

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Law360

A divided U.S. Supreme Court held Monday that iPhone users can bring antitrust claims against Apple over commissions charged on apps on the App Store, drawing a heated dissent from the conservative minority as technology companies warned the decision dangerously expands who counts as a “direct purchaser” able to bring such claims. If anything, according to UVA law professor Thomas Nachbar, Monday’s ruling means “Illinois Brick is probably going to be Illinois Brick for a while.”

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Claims Journal

Chief executive officers with lower integrity cost their firms money, both in higher audit fees and poorer long-term performance, according to new research from a group of leading accounting professors, including UVA Darden School of Business Professor Shane Dikolli.

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Virginia Mercury

The state’s Board of Health preemptively altered some of its regulations to align with a Supreme Court decision in 2016, rolling back some rules that required facilities providing five or more abortions a month to meet hospital-like building standards. Such laws and regulations are common nationwide, said Lois Shepherd, a UVA law professor.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

(Video) Crews started putting up the stage and ramps leading down to and from the Rotunda in preparation for University of Virginia’s 2019 Valedictory Exercises. The keynote speaker will be Virginia native and musician Pharrell Williams.

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Education Dive

Meanwhile, more universities are working together to examine their legacies of slavery and to better highlight the contributions of minority students and academics. And although administrators can be nervous about bringing troubled histories to light, transparency can often be good for the college's brand, said Kirt Von Daacke, a history professor at the University of Virginia.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Racism and anti-Semitism were linked during the deadly summer of hate in Charlottesville, said UVA professor Phyllis K. Leffler at a Unity Days event Monday. As part of the Summer of Unity history month series, she discussed the Jewish history of the Charlottesville area and the links between white supremacy and anti-Semitism displayed during the Unite the Right rally in 2017.

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CBS 19 News (Charlottesville)

A presentation on the history of the Jewish community in Charlottesville before and after August 2017 was put on Monday as part of the many Unity Days events. Phyllis Leffler, a professor at the University of Virginia, said her point of view from the Jewish community is only a piece of a larger story.

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CBS 19 News (Charlottesville)

The University of Virginia will hold Final Exercises this weekend. The Valedictory Exercises will kick everything off on Friday with musician Pharrell Williams, a Virginia Beach native, being the keynote speaker.

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The Roanoke Star

Melody Barnes, co-director of the Democracy Initiative at the University of Virginia, will speak at the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony.

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Deseret News (Salt Lake City)

It's possible to protect LGBTQ rights and religious freedom at the same time, as Latter-day Saint leaders propose, but not enough activists and policymakers are interested in that approach, said Douglas Laycock, a professor of law and religious studies at the University of Virginia.

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Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah)

It's possible to protect LGBTQ rights and religious freedom at the same time, as Latter-day Saint leaders propose, but not enough activists and policymakers are interested in that approach, said Douglas Laycock, a professor of law and religious studies at the University of Virginia. Compromise is treated like a dirty word in today's debates on discrimination.

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