World leaders gathered today for Nelson Mandela’s mass memorial--- and a Washington and Lee professor has followed the events in South Africa with particular interest.
Tyler Dickovick specializes in African politics, and has done significant research on the former president’s role in erasing justice and inequality. Dickovick says Mandela’s story has significant meaning in the classroom for any student of politics or social sciences.
A three-judge panel has set the rules for next week’s statewide recount of the Attorney General’s election between Democrat Mark Herring and Republican Mark Obenshain. With a historically narrow 165-vote margin separating the two men, the details were strategically important to the candidates’ lawyers-who spent hours on Monday arguing their positions at a Richmond hearing. The recount will include examination of thousands of undervoted ballots-to determine if no votes were cast for that office or if the machines did not read them the first time.
Some lawmakers from Northern Virginia are pushing to cut back on the number of out-of-state students admitted to state universities. And descendants of those buried in a Prince William County cemetery are upset about that their loved ones will have to make way for a new football stadium.