A new report from the Center for Public Integrity shows Virginia sending more students to court, per capita, than any other state – often because school resource officers arrest them for minor offenses like kicking a trash can, fighting on the playground or swearing.
Lumpkin’s jail in Richmond was once the largest slave-trading facility outside of New Orleans. Known as the ‘Devil’s Half-Acre,’ it was sold to a Baptist minister in 1867 in hopes of establishing an all-black seminary…and would soon be referred to ‘God’s Half-Acre.’ That seminary laid the foundation for a school that thrives today - and, along with the conclusion of the Civil War, has just celebrated its 150th anniversary.
This week’s rain was good news for farmers and gardeners, but at the University of Mary Washington, it was a bit - upsetting. More than 80 students are living outside this week - in cardboard boxes and makeshift tents - learning how it might feel to be poor.
“We may need another tarp but we also need twine, and we need something to prop the middle of the tarp up.”
The Columbia Journalism School report criticizing Rolling Stone’s reporting on an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia provoked little response from UVA students. But the fraternity where the alleged attack took place said it’s suing Rolling Stone.