The fight to save Sweet Briar College goes to the Virginia Supreme Court tomorrow morning.
The entire high court will hear oral arguments in the lawsuit brought by Amherst County Attorney Ellen Bowyer. School officials say they’re closing the doors in August because of financial problems. But Watchdog.org has found the college was in worse financial shape about a dozen years ago. Kenric Ward is a writer for the conservative website’s Virginia bureau.
This year, Charlottesville will celebrate the 20th anniversary of a unique after-school program – a place where poor kids can master a musical instrument and the workings of a recording studio, learn to distribute their work and launch a career. The Music Resource Center’s latest success story is a kid who arrived with too little luck but plenty of drive.
Bernard Talburtt is a tall, skinny guy with a sweet disposition. He lived with his mother and brother in Charlottesville’s public housing, and despite frequent exposure to violence, he has remarkable manners.
Over the last several years, Sweet Briar College, Virginia Intermont, and Saint Paul's College have announced that they were closing—and now state officials are engaging in a broad discussion about what recourse families have when that happens.
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Director Peter Blake says before a college closes, two important functions must be carried out. The first directly helps students.
After five difficult years, observers were not sure if Teresa Sullivan would continue as president of the University of Virginia, but the first woman to hold that job received a near-unanimous vote of support this week.
From the outset, 65-year-old Teresa Sullivan had said she did not want to serve another five-year term.
The nation's eighth graders are scoring poorly in history, geography and civics. The National Assessment of Educational Progress tested eighth graders in 2010 and again last year with about 50% of the students scoring "basic" in the three subjects. Between one-quarter and one-third scored below and only 1 to 3% of the 29,000 students scored in the advanced range.