Colleges & Universities

"They Blamed the Victim"
3:17 pm
Sun December 7, 2014

UVA Students Continue Dialogue on Sexual Assault, PTSD, and Irresponsible Journalism

Credit Photo: Hawes Spencer

In the wake of Rolling Stone renouncing its own story about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, some students say that Jackie, the undergraduate at the center of the storm, has been abused-- this time by the magazine.

"We are trying to stop a culture of blaming the victim, but that's exactly what they did: they blamed the victim."

That's Jacob Irby, as he meets up with members of a student singing group along Rugby Road. Another, Frank Song, says the article carved a path of destruction by portraying administrators and students as indifferent to rape.

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Campus Rape Allegations
7:34 am
Tue December 2, 2014

UVA President Promises Changes

The president of the University of Virginia canceled a speech to the National Press Club in favor of speaking to students Monday.  She pledged a series of changes to combat sexual assault on campus – among them, forcing fraternities to operate under new rules and pressing police to arrest sellers of date rape drugs. 

  

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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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