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Annual Birthday Baking
4:00 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Happy Birthday, Emily Dickinson!

In the Ober/Alexander Kitchen

This week, we celebrate Emily Dickinson’s 183rd birthday.  What better way to celebrate the poet than by baking her famous Black Cake?   A group of Charlottesville poets-turned-bakers let us join them for their “Fourth Annual Emily Dickinson Birthday Party.”

Emily Dickinson was not only a prolific poet, but she was also a very industrious baker.  A few years ago, cultural historian Addeane Kelley came across a newspaper article that had a recipe for Emily’s “Black Cake”.

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Memorializing the Former Leader
12:18 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

W&L Politics Professor Shares Thoughts on Mandela

Tyler Dickovick, Washington & Lee

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.

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Attorney General Election
6:44 am
Tue December 10, 2013

AG Recount Rules Established

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.

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Case of Missing UVA Grad Student
4:20 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Pat Collins: Mystery Solved

Pat Collins/Family Photo

There are about 40,000 missing people in this country, and for 27 years UVA graduate student Pat Collins was one of them. 

Some felt sure he was kidnapped or murdered, but campus police disagreed.  Two Charlottesville writers appear to have solved the mystery.

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Women of Virginia Commemorative Commission
2:31 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Monumental Women

Credit http://womensmonumentcom.virginia.gov/

After scouring four centuries of Virginia history—a dozen women have been selected to be memorialized with a bronze monument on Richmond’s Capitol Square.

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