Creators Syndicate

(Commentary) There's a compelling opinion piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education Review this week titled "The University Run Amok!" Adam Daniel and Chad Wellmon, both employed at the University of Virginia, warn convincingly that modern-day American universities have stretched themselves too thin trying to provide services that, the authors argue, were once provided elsewhere.
 

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San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News

As Stanford Law School Dean M. Elizabeth Magill steps down to accept a provost position at the University of Virginia, she leaves behind a firm legacy of “achievement and innovation,” according to a prepared statement from the university.
 

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Black NewsZone.com

SANS community members gathered at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Saturday afternoon to hear Andrew Kahrl — associate professor of history and African American studies at the University of Virginia, and author of “The Land Was Ours” and “Free The Beaches” — discuss the importance of sustaining black beach resorts in African American life.
 

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East Hampton (N.Y.) Star

Residents of Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest, and Ninevah Beach, predominately black neighborhoods popularly known as SANS, cheered when they learned on Saturday that their communities are eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Julian Adams of the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, in the audience at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater for a talk by Andrew W. Kahrl, an assistant professor of history and African-American Studies at the University of Virginia, made the announcement. … To some extent, Mr.

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Chronicle of Higher Education

This month, a group of UVA faculty compiled a book of essays, “Charlottesville 2017,” published by the University of Virginia Press. Claudrena Harold, a professor of African-American and African studies and history, co-edited the volume. She spoke to The Chronicle about how the campus has felt different since white supremacists descended upon it — and how it remains very much the same. 
 

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

With move-in weekend for University of Virginia students fast approaching, a grassroots organization is increasing its staff to help get more young people registered to vote before November's midterm elections.
 

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Patient Engagement HIT

“With high-deductible plans on the rise, many patients are required to pay more for their medications before they meet their deductible,” said Melissa Paige, Pharmacy Patient Medication Access Principal Coordinator at University of Virginia Health System, one of the survey collaborators. “Patients also have limited visibility into the cost of their prescription prior to leaving the provider's office, and as a result, are more likely to abandon their prescription at the pharmacy.”
 

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TIME magazine

“I think there is something of a joke that lieutenant governors just wait around and see if something happens to the governor, in which case they would become governor,” said Geoffrey Skelley, a political analyst at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics.
 

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WVTF Public Radio/Radio IQ (Roanoke)

Views about race relations remain incredibly complicated in America, even a year after the riot in Charlottesville. A majority of Americans believe race relations in America have gotten worse since Donald Trump was elected in 2016. The poll, which was conducted by UVA and Ipsos, found that 57 percent of people believe race relations are worse now. 
 

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The Independent (U.K.)

“Ivanka Trump is trotted out when this administration wants to sound moderate. Few anti-Trump voters will be fooled,” Larry Sabato, professor of politics at the University of Virginia, said. “Poll after poll has shown Trump is poison with female college educated voters. It’s been obvious for quite some time.”
 

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USA Today

Dewey Cornell, a UVA professor of education who specializes in school bullying, said context is critical to determine if this is a case of bullying or simply “horseplay.” “Bullying usually involves a power imbalance, an intent to harm and a repetitive action,” he said. “If this was part of a pattern intentionally trying to cause distress, then it would constitute bullying.” 
 

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted with UVA’s Center for Politics, a majority of Americans remain supportive of keeping monuments in public places. Support and opposition for Antifa, Black Lives Matter and alt-right groups remains relatively unchanged, as well.
 

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Spectrum News 9 (Tampa)

President Trump's endorsements at times have gone against state and local party leadership. According to Kyle Kondik with the University of Virginia Center for Politics. Prime examples of this are playing out in gubernatorial races in Kansas and Florida. “You have a situation where the president is coming in to endorse someone like Chris Kobach in Kansas or Ron DeSantis in Florida -- those are not necessarily the candidates that I think establishment Republicans would want in those races," Kondik said.
 

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The Independent Florida Alligator (Univ. of Florida)

Student Government will be working to foster alumni participation moving forward with Student Body President Ian Green’s announcement about a launch of the “Class Council Agency.” The agency will help UF as it reaches for a top five public schools ranking from U.S. News & World Report, Green said. The idea for the council is modeled after institutions like the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Virginia, which are already ranked in the top five.
 

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Beaver County (Pa.) Times

For the second time in less than three weeks, a political handicapper has shifted its rating on the 17th Congressional District race to “leans Democratic,” giving more momentum to Democratic U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb’s campaign to oust Republican U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus. UVA political science professor Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball newsletter unveiled its latest rating on the race Wednesday.

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Al Ahram Weekly (Egypt)

(Commentary) A new book entitled “Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects us and Undermines Democracy” questions whether Facebook is really a tool for democracy. The author, Siva Vaidhyanathan, a professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, argues that one reason why there is nothing like Facebook is the fact that its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, did not have a vision of what Facebook could be like in the future. The author believes that Zuckerberg simply decided to take an existing dating app one step further and change the world via engagement.

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Chronicle of Higher Education

M. Elizabeth Magill, dean of Stanford University's Law School, will become provost at the University of Virginia in the summer of 2019.
 

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The Daily Signal

Porter Wilkinson Wall, who clerked for Kavanaugh in 2007 and 2008, recalled how impressed she was that he spent so much time determining cases. “When I went to chambers as his young law clerk I was just struck by how humble he was in approaching his job. In law school, you study judicial opinions,” said Wall, a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, who is now working in private practice in Washington, D.C. “You read case after case after case and analyze and study them.

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PoliceOne.com

The FBINA follows a collegiate model, so attendees have core courses they have to take – like physical training and contemporary issues in law enforcement – but the rest of a student’s curriculum is primarily dependent on what they select for themselves. I took only graduate-level courses, which I regretted mid-session when I had loads of papers to write, but am now grateful, as I earned 17 credits toward a graduate certificate from the University of Virginia. Instructors are genuinely engaged and want students to maximize the opportunity.

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Cleveland.com

Talk of a "blue wave" being blunted in Ohio has been the narrative for months, but the close race may prove the Buckeye State isn't on totally solid ground for Republicans. "It's one more piece of evidence amidst a lot of others that this is a good environment for Democrats, and it provides some opportunities to the party in the fall," said Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato's Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics.
 

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