Colleges & Universities

Research & Development Costs
4:29 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Pricey Equipment in VA's Higher Ed Classrooms

Co-chairs Delegate Scott Lingamfelter and former Delegate Joe May

Virginia universities have invested at least one-billion-dollars in highly sophisticated, expensive equipment for research and development.  Some allow entrepreneurs to have access to that equipment and school expertise for a fee.

A panel of lawmakers and experts is working to craft state policies to expand such opportunities in a way that benefits businesses, universities, and taxpayers.

Inventor and former Delegate Joe May co-chairs the panel. May says businesses may need hi-tech equipment that’s too costly to buy.

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UVA vs. Virginia Tech
8:16 am
Mon December 1, 2014

A Football Rivalry, a Cup and a Bowl

It’s a rivalry dating back to 1896. The University of Virginia and Virginia Tech in a football matchup that, every year, sends one team home with a prestigious award. 

But, there was more at stake for both state teams in Friday’s post-Thanksgving game. 

It was a back and forth, up and down ballgame, but Virginia Tech barely hangs on to defeat UVA 24 to 20, in the 96th Annual Commonwealth Cup contest. This was the 11th consecutive win for the Hokies over the Cavaliers.

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Sexual Assault Policy Changes
7:35 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Major Changes on the Way for the University of Virginia

Credit Hawes Spencer

The University of Virginia’s governing board is weighing several possible changes in policy following charges the school permits a culture of rape to survive on campus. 

Student protestors chanted outside an emergency meeting of the board of visitors - prompted by last week's report in Rolling Stone magazine of a fraternity house rape and allegations of a culture that tolerates binge drinking and sexual assault.

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Law & Crime
7:27 am
Wed November 26, 2014

UVA's Board of Visitors Reacts to Campus Sexual Assault Allegations

Credit The University of Virginia. Photo: Dan Addison/UVA Public Affairs

The University of Virginia’s Rector has issued a public apology following a report in Rolling Stone magazine that the school harbors a culture of rape.  Members of the board of visitors may soon adopt a policy of zero tolerance for sexual assault and consider new limits on alcohol consumption at fraternities. 

Board chairman Keith Martin said he was appalled by the Rolling Stone report which began with the story of a woman called Jackie.  She said she was raped by seven men at a fraternity party.  When she refused to press charges, the university took no action against the men.

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Law & Crime
8:39 am
Tue November 25, 2014

UVA Reacts to Gang Rape Allegations, Board of Visitors Discusses How to Move Forward

The University of Virginia Governing Board meets today to address the gang rape allegations by a campus fraternity. Students, faculty and staff are all reacting to the disturbing alleged events that have placed the historic university in an unwanted spotlight. 

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