Discovery at university teaches researchers about science
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Discovery at university teaches researchers about science

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took an architect lying on the floor, sticking his head into a hole and looking up to realize: There was something there. The something initially was nothing – an empty space. But an empty space in the Rotunda that Thomas Jefferson designed at the University of Virginia is something. It’s one … Continue reading

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U.Va. begins offering entrepreneurship minor

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia is allowing undergraduate students to earn a minor in entrepreneurship. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/1g5nhMO ) that many schools at the university had informal programs, but now an interdisciplinary minor will allow for collaboration between the schools. After students take an initial class on startups, they begin … Continue reading

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Review of debunked U.Va. gang rape to remain under wraps

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An independent review of the University of Virginia’s handling of a student’s gang rape allegations, graphically depicted in Rolling Stone magazine and later retracted, will not be publicly released because of student privacy concerns. In an email from the school’s Freedom of Information Act officer late last month, U.Va. rejected a … Continue reading

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Schools consider regional handling of sexual assault cases

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s colleges and universities are considering whether to establish a network of shared resources and investigators to address campus assaults. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1KkiQdJ ) reports that the idea was discussed Monday during a meeting of presidents of public institutions at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. University of Virginia … Continue reading

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UVA names new dorm ‘Gibbons House’ after 2 former slaves

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The newest dorm at the University of Virginia has been named after two former slaves who became prominent community members after Emancipation. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/1GHRNZo ) that the university officially dedicated Gibbons House on Friday. The residence hall will house about 200 first-year students starting this fall. The dorm … Continue reading

U.Va. frat won’t pursue honor code case against ‘Jackie’
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U.Va. frat won’t pursue honor code case against ‘Jackie’

A University of Virginia fraternity will not pursue an honor code violation against a student who told Rolling Stone for a story that has since been retracted that several brothers gang-raped her during a party, a spokesman said. Virginia has the oldest student-run honor code in the country, which prohibits lying, cheating and stealing. Those … Continue reading