UVA grad sues education officials over sexual assault policy
Campus Life / Education / Virginia

UVA grad sues education officials over sexual assault policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former University of Virginia law student disciplined for sexual misconduct is suing the Department of Education over the way colleges evaluate allegations of sexual assault on campus. The student is not named in the lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Washington. The lawsuit says he was allowed to graduate after … Continue reading

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Ferrum College appoints new president
Education / Virginia

Ferrum College appoints new president

FERRUM, Va. (AP) — Ferrum College has appointed a new president. The university announced Monday in a news release that Joseph Spooner will serve as the school’s 11th president starting Aug. 1. Chair of the Ferrum College Presidential Search Committee Robert W. Todd announced the appointment following the selection by the College Board of Trustees. … Continue reading

Virginia Tech to install indoor emergency phones
Campus Life / Local / Virginia

Virginia Tech to install indoor emergency phones

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech is installing indoor emergency phones in buildings around campus. The university announced Tuesday that 145 small blue call boxes that connect users to emergency dispatchers at the press of a button are being installed in central building locations this summer. The phones are being installed in academic and administrative … Continue reading

Sheriff: Inmate dies at Richmond jail
Health / Local / Virginia

Sheriff: Inmate dies at Richmond jail

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at Richmond’s jail. Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. announced in a statement that an inmate, identified as Rashad Dandridge, was fond unresponsive at the Richmond City Justice Center Tuesday. The sheriff says the medical department treated Dandridge, but he was pronounced dead. The sheriff’s … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Virginia

Virginia Tech fraternity banned from campus for 10 years

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech’s first black Greek organization has been banned from campus for 10 years after a pledge says he was blindfolded and beaten over several days earlier this year. The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/22XKHqS ) reports that the school’s Theta Iota chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity was barred for abusive … Continue reading

Hillary Clinton announces campaign stop in Hampton Roads
Education / Politics / Virginia

Hillary Clinton announces campaign stop in Hampton Roads

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hillary Clinton has scheduled a campaign stop in Virginia’s Hampton Roads area. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign made the announcement Saturday. Clinton will be in Virginia on Tuesday, June 21. Her campaign says Clinton will “discuss her vision of an America that is stronger when it is united, and lay … Continue reading