Tag: higher education

virginia general assembly

Delegates, senators talk higher education

Today, legislators from both parties and both bodies of the General Assembly discussed initiatives to improve Virginia’s higher education.


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Landes introduces higher-education reform bills

Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, introduced two bills to enhance higher education in Virginia.


Virginia higher ed recognizes Compact on National Service

Over 50 higher education institutions, including all Virginia public colleges and community colleges, have signed on to Virginia’s Compact on National Service.


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Governor McAuliffe announces $1+ billion investment in K-12, higher education

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced his budget package for Virginia’s public schools, which includes a $1 billion investment in K-12 and higher education.


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McAuliffe announces higher education and workforce budget

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today a series of budgetary proposals aimed at laying a foundation for a new Virginia economy by investing in higher education and strengthening workforce development.


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McAuliffe announces $2.43 billion bond package to fund research, economic development

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget he will introduce on December 17 will include a $2.43 billion bond package.


Will kids still “go to college” 25 years from now?

Reading a news article about a college baseball team on a weeks-long road trip made possible by online classes made me think back to my own college years.


Unanimous support for Del. Tim Hugo’s higher education transparency legislation

Earlier this week, HB1980, introduced by Delegate Tim Hugo (R-40), was unanimously passed out of the House Education Subcommittee on Higher Education.


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VCU poll: 92 percent think colleges should be required to report sexual assaults to police

A new VCU poll indicates strong support among Virginians for legislative proposals that would require university faculty or staff to report to police within 48 hours any alleged criminal sexual assaults that come to their attention.


Delegate Rush proposes affordable flat-fee degree for high-demand fields

Delegate Nick Rush (R-Montgomery) introduced legislation Monday to make college more affordable for students pursuing degrees in high-demand fields.


Mark Rush to direct Washington and Lee Center for Global Learning

Mark Rush, the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law at Washington and Lee University, has been appointed the next director of W&L’s Center for Global Learning.


Ken Plum: On the agenda for the Virginia General Assembly

One of the most frequently asked questions of me this time of year is, “What will the General Assembly be doing when it meets?”


Ken Plum: Taxes

Governor Terry McAuliffe will address the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on December 17 in a statutorily required report on the state’s finances.


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Message from UVA President Teresa Sullivan to university community on Rolling Stone article

Message from UVA President Teresa Sullivan late Friday to the University of Virginia community regarding the latest developments in the Rolling Stone article on the university’s response to sexual assaults,.


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Statement from UVA President Teresa Sullivan on Rolling Stone article

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan today issued the following statement.


Mary Baldwin College President Pamela Fox to attend White House summit

On Thursday, Dec. 4, Mary Baldwin College President Pamela Fox will join President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden at the White House College Opportunity Summit.


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Sens. Warner, Kaine sign onto legislation to create high-skill Korean visas

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine signed onto bipartisan legislation to provide up to 15,000 visas annually for Koreans with specialized skills that are lacking in the U.S. labor market.


Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee to close for renovations Dec. 12

Lee Chapel and Museum on the campus of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, will close for the installation of a new fire suppression system.


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McAuliffe signs executive order on reducing energy consumption in Virginia government

Today at an award ceremony honoring the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) energy efficiency efforts at the DMV Headquarters building in Richmond, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 31 to reduce energy consumption in state government.


McAuliffe announces federal grants to help 6,000 students gain access to higher education

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia is one of just ten states awarded federal funds through the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.


Angry white men on the right

I have been thinking about the anger of many white men, and why they’ve lent the force of that anger to the political right.


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House passes budget agreement to close Virginia’s $2.4 billion revenue shortfall

The Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday passed House Bill 5010, the bipartisan budget agreement that closes the remainder of Virginia’s $2.4 billion revenue shortfall for fiscal years 2015 and 2016.


U.S. News ranks Mary Washington among top five public universities in the South

U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Mary Washington’s undergraduate program fifth among public southern universities in the “Top Public Regional Universities – South” category in its 2015 edition of America’s Best Colleges.


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McAuliffe signs SB362 allowing Secretary of Commerce and Trade to bring entrepreneurs into state government

Today at New Richmond Ventures, Governor McAuliffe signed SB362 which allows the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to coordinate with the private sector on issues related to entrepreneurship, and to solicit input on creative solutions to ongoing government issues.


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Voter information for November elections

A general election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, for the offices of: Member of the United States Senate, and Members of the United States House of Representatives.


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Robert Hurt: Helping American families save for higher education

Over the past 36 years, the cost of a higher education has increased 13 fold. That means college tuition expenses have jumped 1,225% since 1978; that’s four times the rate of inflation and food costs.


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Bob Goodlatte: Protecting college choice

Across the Sixth District and the nation, new college students are moving onto campuses for the first time, setting up dorm rooms, preparing for classes, and are just beginning to embark on their higher education.


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Commonwealth Clash adds to rivalry between UVA, Virginia Tech

The longstanding rivalry between UVA and Virginia Tech is getting a new name — the Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529.


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Virginia launches effort to address sexual violence on college campuses

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark Herring today announced a comprehensive effort to address sexual violence on college campuses.


New collaborative MBA program opens with intellectually provocative author

A one-week residency featuring a nationally-known author-speaker will kick off the new Collaborative Master of Business Administration program started by three Mennonite colleges.


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McAuliffe executive order expands opportunities for SWAMs

Governor McAuliffe visited Astyra Corporation in Richmond today to sign Executive Order 20: Advancing Equity for Small, Women, and Minority Owned Businesses.


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Warner, Rubio announce bipartisan student loan repayment bill

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today introduced The Dynamic Student Loan Repayment Act to consolidate, simplify and improve income-based repayment options for federal student loans.


Bridgewater College to take part in Virginia Private College Week

Shattering a number of long-lived myths is one of the goals of this year’s Virginia Private College Week, which will be observed at Bridgewater College July 28-Aug. 2.


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VCU announces Office of Continuing and Professional Education

deliver high-quality, non-credit courses and programs to the non-traditional adult learner.


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Give college graduates a future with real freedom: Freedom from debt

For members of the college and high school classes of 2014, and for past graduates, this effort to tackle the student debt issue is sorely needed.


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Kirk Cox: Budget passes General Assembly

Late last night, the General Assembly passed a responsible, conservative budget that addresses our state’s $1.5 billion revenue shortfall and does not include Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.


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Warner, Thune introduce Senate student loan debt bill

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and John Thune (R-SD) have introduced the bipartisan Employer Participation in Refinancing Act (S.2429) to help individuals pay down their student loan debt.


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Tim Kaine reviews strategies for lowering post-college costs

During a Senate Budget Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine highlighted the harmful impact of high college costs and student loan debt on borrowers and the entire U.S. economy.


Andy Schmookler: What kind of Christianity is this?

In the past several decades, a major force has entered the American political arena under an explicitly Christian banner. I’m talking about the Christian Right, which has aligned itself with the Republican Party. Has this alliance advanced the values that Jesus taught?


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Warner pushes student loan relief proposals

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today introduced a series of proposals that will make higher education more affordable for Virginia families, and provide additional ways for borrowers to repay student loans.