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University of Mary Washington welcomes nearly 1,400 students

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The University of Mary Washington is welcoming nearly1,400 freshmen and transfer students to campus. The school says students began arriving on Thursday. Classes for the fall semester begin on Monday. The students include about 1,000 freshmen, representing the largest first-year class in the University’s 107-year history. About 13 percent of the … Continue reading

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SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — Weeks into his presidency at Sweet Briar College, Phillip C. Stone still marvels at the energy of passionate alumnae who helped save the school just a few months ago from the fate of dozens of other women’s colleges: closure. But he knows without a serious change in fortune, the salvation … Continue reading

Harvard launches ‘virtual classroom’ for students anywhere
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Harvard launches ‘virtual classroom’ for students anywhere

BOSTON (AP) — The newest classroom at Harvard’s business school has no desks or chairs. Instead, the professor teaches facing a towering digital screen that stretches from wall to wall, filled with the live video feeds of up to 60 students tuned in from their computers. In the futuristic classroom, housed in a television studio … Continue reading

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Virginia Secretary of Education to speak at NSU Fall 2015 Opening Conference

(NSU Newsroom—Aug. 12, 2015)—Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton will be one of the guest speakers at the Norfolk State University Opening Conference which will be held in the L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center on Aug. 17 at 9 a.m. Holton will provide educational remarks to nearly 1,000 Norfolk State University faculty, staff, and administrators, many … Continue reading

Virginia attorney general announces rescue plan for college
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Virginia attorney general announces rescue plan for college

Prominent alumnae of Sweet Briar College are rejoicing over a mediated settlement to keep the 114-year-old Virginia women’s college open, a rescue deal that caps frantic monthslong efforts to stave off a planned August closure. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced the settlement Saturday, saying $12 million raised by determined alumnae to keep the women’s … Continue reading

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Va. students find flooding fix for Mountain Run, park

When four Eastern View High School students learned about the recurring flooding of Mountain Run throughout Yowell Meadow Park at the intersection of Sperryville Pike and Blue Ridge Avenue, ideas to fix the problem began to flow. With the guidance of Stephanie DeNicola-Turner, education/information coordinator for the Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District, the team’s … Continue reading

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Virginia School for Deaf and Blind names new superintendent

The Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind has named Pat Trice as superintendent. Trice had served as interim superintendent since longtime superintendent Nancy Armstrong retired last summer. The News Leader (http://bit.ly/1eAN6od ) reports that the school’s Board of Visitors unanimously approved Trice’s appointment on Friday. The board has been discussing the school’s direction to … Continue reading