Five Virginia private liberal arts colleges have joined together to reduce their energy costs.
Hollins University along with Emory & Henry, Lynchburg, Randolph, and Sweet Briar Colleges are the first such institutions of higher education in Virginia to provide 100 percent renewable electricity to their campuses.
The energy is coming from landfills located around the Commonwealth. Ingenco captures landfill gas emissions and sends it to the schools. Emory & Henry spokesman Jesse Freedman says this will enable them to cut their carbon footprint by half.
Governor McAuliffe called on state lawmakers Monday night to modernize Virginia’s Standards of Learning testing program in the public schools. Now House Republicans have rolled out their initial plans… and say enacting education reforms will be a long-term project.
Their comprehensive plan would not only impact the SOLs, but also the array of courses that students can take and teacher compensation.
2013 was a good year on Wall Street, with many stocks breaking records. Among those celebrating are 40 students at Washington & Lee University, who manage a portfolio of nearly two million dollars. These novice investors have beat the S&P 500 more often than not.
There’s no better way to learn than to do, and the Board of Trustees at Washington and Lee University has proven that point by giving a club of business school students the chance to invest a million bucks. John Jensen, assistant dean of the Williams School, says trustees came up with the cash in 1997.