Education

Changes Implemented
7:43 am
Wed December 11, 2013

UVA Back in Good Standing with SACS

Credit Dale Winling: http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbanoasis/5463524747/

The University of Virginia’s “warning status” has been lifted by its accreditation agency, following a number of policy changes by the Board of Visitors.

The 12-month warning by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, followed last year’s removal of UVA President Teresa Sullivan, by the university’s Board of Visitors. The removal was highly unpopular both on and off-campus, leading to widespread complaints and protests. The board unanimously reinstated Sullivan within several weeks.

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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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Professor Timothy Sands
4:33 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Virginia Tech Names New President

Timothy Sands

After a unanimous vote, the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors this afternoon named the university’s next president.  

55-year-old Timothy Sands, the provost of Purdue University will be the 16th president of Virginia Tech.

Sands holds an endowed chair in engineering at Purdue—and specializes in the growing field of nanotechnology, with applications for many high-tech uses.  He’s published more than 250 refereed papers, and has been granted 16 patents in electronic materials. Last year he  served as Purdue’s acting president.  

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New Educational Video
1:49 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

The Virginia Indians: Meet The Tribes

With the relatives gone, and the turkey and leftovers digested, this might be a good time to kick back and catch a video.

One new release is short, free, downloadable, entertaining, informative, and all about your neighbors in the Commonwealth.  "The Virginia Indians: Meet the Tribes" video is not only a new classroom resource that's making the rounds, but it could also inspire some outdoor event planning.

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Education
4:30 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Physical Education Guidelines

In an effort to fight early obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and related ailments, the Virginia State Board of Education is moving forward with proposed guidelines for physical education as required by the General Assembly. 

 Audio FileVirginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports that the new rules will apply to public elementary and middle schools in the Commonwealth.Edit | Remove

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