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The other side of gun violence, mental illness, justice

A guy shoots up a school, the right howls about not giving up Second Amendment rights because of random gun violence, says it’s mental illness, does nothing about mental illness.


Fluid flow research may unlock cancer secrets

Sometimes, good health might be all about the fluids. In the human body, the channels that fluids take as they migrate through tissues can impact a person’s health. Abnormal fluid flow can help account for the development or progression of diseases, such as cancer.


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ACLU files federal discrimination complaint against Gloucester School Board for bathroom policy

The ACLU and the ACLU of Virginia filed an administrative complaint with the Department of Justice and Department of Education against Gloucester County Public Schools (GCPS) for adopting a bathroom policy that segregates transgender students from using the same restrooms and locker rooms as their peers.


Game on: What happens if colleges can’t rely on student fees to fund athletics anymore?

The dirty little secret of college athletics is that they don’t pay for themselves, even football and men’s basketball, and that any athletics department budget is balanced on the backs of kids who don’t play college sports, may not attend any games and have to borrow money and work part-time jobs for the privilege.


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House Majority Leader Kirk Cox proposes caps on mandatory student athletic fees

Virginia House of Delegates Majority Leader Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) announced Thursday that he will propose legislation in the 2015 General Assembly session to cap student athletic fees at Virginia’s four-year public universities.


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DuPont Community Credit Union scholarship deadline is March 2

DuPont Community Credit Union will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior at each of the 19 high schools in the DCCU service area.


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UVA cell biologist to lead Microsoft founder’s $100 million cell science institute

UVA cell biologist Rick Horwitz has been named executive director of a new $100 million institute created by philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen to investigate and model the complex living machinery of cells.


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Kaine urges Department of Education to provide information on sexual assaults

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine submitted a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan addressing the current issues associated with sexual violence on college campuses.


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Virginia Tech green building class benefits area high schools, Habitat for Humanity

In a unique partnership between the Giles County Technology Center, Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley, and a Virginia Tech sustainable biomaterials class, college students developed teaching materials on green building for high schools students.


UVA offensive line coach Scott Wachenheim named VMI head football coach

VMI Athletics Director Dr. Dave Diles announced Sunday that Scott Wachenheim has been named head football coach and will begin his duties immediately.


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Pulaski aquaponics venture is finalist for recognition

Pulaski Grow, an aquaponics business established in Pulaski County to provide youth job training opportunities, is among four finalists for the first-ever Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge.


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Labor issues, institutional markets addressed at Farm to Table Conference

What needs to happen for Americans to value fresh, healthy, local food more? The annual Virginia Farm to Table Conference has become a meeting ground to discuss that question and many others.


Washington and Lee junior Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder awarded scholarship from Florida Capitol Press Corps

Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder, a junior at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a 2014 Barbara L. Frye Scholarship from the Florida Capitol Press Corps.


JMU QB Vad Lee wins Dudley Award

James Madison redshirt-junior quarterback Vad Lee has been named the Bill Dudley Award, the Richmond Times-Dispatch announced Wednesday at a banquet in Short Pump.


Shenandoah University named official site for Shenandoah Valley Writing Project

National Writing Project (NWP) recently selected Shenandoah University as the official site for the Shenandoah Valley Writing Project (SVWP).


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UVA men’s soccer battles UMBC Friday in NCAA College Cup Semifinals

The UVA men’s soccer team matches up with UMBC at 5 p.m. Friday (Dec. 12) in the semifinals of the NCAA College Cup, hosted at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.


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UVA football: Max Valles staying, Eli Harold going

The rumor mill had UVA linebacker Max Valles leaving school for the NFL Draft. He’s not; but teammate Eli Harold is.


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Sen. Warner statement on award of $17.5M federal preschool grant

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner released this statement today following the announcement that Virginia will receive a $17.5 million Preschool Development Expansion Grant to serve children in 11 Virginia school divisions.


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Governor McAuliffe announces $17.5 million federal preschool expansion grant

Virginia has been awarded a $17.5 million federal Preschool Expansion Grant that will allow the Commonwealth to serve as many as 1,600 additional at-risk four-year-olds in new, high-quality preschool classes.


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UVA football lands 10 on All-ACC coaches’ teams

Seven defensive players highlight the 10 UVA players named to the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Football team, as selected by the league’s 14 head coaches.


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ACLU responds to Gloucester School Board decision on transgender students

The Gloucester School Board voted Tuesday to accept a policy that will discriminate against transgender students.


UVA guard Justin Anderson named ACC Co-Player of the Week

UVA junior guard Justin Anderson (Montross, Va.) has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Co-Player of the Week, announced Monday (Dec. 8) by the ACC.


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McAuliffe announces new work readiness modules offered through SkillsOnline

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the public launch of the new work readiness modules offered through SkillsOnline at a meeting hosted by the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development.


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UVA students who designed shield for Orion spacecraft attend liftoff

UVA students Danny McNamara and Sajan Sheth were at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to observe this week’s launch of NASA’s Orion spacecraft.


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ACLU encourages Gloucester schools to reject transgender bathroom policy

The ACLU sent a letter this week to the Gloucester County School Board urging it to reject a proposed policy that would limit school restrooms and locker rooms to “the corresponding biological genders.”


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#4 UVA, #2 Florida State meet for NCAA women’s soccer national title on Sunday

The fourth-ranked UVA women’s soccer team will play in its first NCAA Tournament final Sunday as it meets second-ranked Florida State in the NCAA Women’s College Cup at Florida Atlantic University.


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No means no: Would Rolling Stone have written UVA hit piece if it had checked sources?

Any of a number of other sexual assaults at UVA or any other college or university in the country could have been the starting-off point for a lengthy expose into how school administrators fall short in their responses, but why err on the side of the rudimentary when the story can be blown entirely out of the water?


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Staunton Montessori School continues annual support of Salvation Army Angel Tree Project

Today, Staunton Montessori School students will deliver much needed holiday gift items to families in need through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Project.


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Racial divide and be conquered

I read this post from the blog Gawker on a topic related to the racial tensions resulting from the inexplicable grand-jury actions in Missouri and New York that let a pair of cops who killed unarmed petty-crime suspects go free.


Fishburne PG basketball slides past Kiski, 92-84

A 14-1 Fishburne run gave the Caissons the lead at the half, and FMS maintained a safe lead in the final 20 minutes in posting a 92-84 win Thursday night in the Best Western Caisson Shootout.


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Flu shots: It’s not too late to vaccinate!

After November, when you see signs that advertise “Get Your Flu Vaccine Here,” you might think, “Isn’t it too late for that?” As long as flu viruses are spreading, it’s not too late to get the vaccine.


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Hour of Code event at JMU seeks to raise interest in computer science

Hoping to spark an interest in computer programming, including mobile app development, JMU will participate in the national Hour of Code event again this year, but with a twist.


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Agriculture education need not wait until middle and high school

Effective education about agriculture begins at a young age, ideally in schools.


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Virginia college access organization receives $25K grant from Dominion Resources

Thanks to a $25,000 grant from Dominion Resources, GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, a college access organization, can provide more financial aid services to students in Augusta, Highland and Nelson.


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UVA students make a difference for youth in first semester of new major

This fall marked the first semester of the new Youth and Social Innovation major at the UVA Curry School of Education, and already students are bringing innovations to a local youth program.


Washington Redskins announce roster moves

The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed free agent linebacker Trevardo Williams to the team’s practice squad. In addition, the team released tackle Michael Huey from its practice squad.


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UVA President Teresa Sullivan meets with students regarding sexual assault

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan met with students today about sexual assault issues and the University’s path forward.


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Why Craig Littlepage doesn’t care: The UVA athletics money trail

Logic would seem to dictate that yet another losing season for UVA football under Mike London would bring about a financial impetus for change.


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Give something that means something: Blood or platelets

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation.


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Old Dominion tops Florida Atlantic on last-second field goal, 31-28

Satchel Ziffer kicked a 27-yard field goal with no time left as Old Dominion defeated Florida Atlantic 31-28 to win three-straight to end the regular season.