Tag: higher education
Today, legislators from both parties and both bodies of the General Assembly discussed initiatives to improve Virginia’s higher education.
Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, introduced two bills to enhance higher education in Virginia.
Over 50 higher education institutions, including all Virginia public colleges and community colleges, have signed on to Virginia’s Compact on National Service.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced his budget package for Virginia’s public schools, which includes a $1 billion investment in K-12 and higher education.
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.
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.
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.
Earlier this week, HB1980, introduced by Delegate Tim Hugo (R-40), was unanimously passed out of the House Education Subcommittee on Higher Education.
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 Nick Rush (R-Montgomery) introduced legislation Monday to make college more affordable for students pursuing degrees in high-demand fields.
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.
One of the most frequently asked questions of me this time of year is, “What will the General Assembly be doing when it meets?”
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.
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,.
University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan today issued the following statement.
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.
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 and Museum on the campus of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, will close for the installation of a new fire suppression system.
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.
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.
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.
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 & 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The longstanding rivalry between UVA and Virginia Tech is getting a new name — the Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529.
Governor Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark Herring today announced a comprehensive effort to address sexual violence on college campuses.
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.
Governor McAuliffe visited Astyra Corporation in Richmond today to sign Executive Order 20: Advancing Equity for Small, Women, and Minority Owned Businesses.
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.
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.
deliver high-quality, non-credit courses and programs to the non-traditional adult learner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Today, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine co-sponsored the Supporting College Access and Success Through Dual Enrollment Act, legislation to help students earn college credits in high school in order to cut the cost of earning a college diploma.
Political leaders from across the Commonwealth weighed in today on Attorney General Mark Herring’s announcement that Virginia law makes students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival status.
Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell announced today that he has been chosen by the Speaker of the House of Delegates to represent the Commonwealth at the Southern Regional Education Board’s Annual Legislative Work Conference.
Dr. Nancy B. Klancher, an assistant professor of philosophy and religion at Bridgewater College, has been selected from a nationwide pool of nominees to participate in a faculty seminar on the teaching of interfaith understanding.
Christian Sheridan, an associate professor of English at Bridgewater College, is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Center for Hellenic Studies to participate in an Ancient Greece in the Modern Classroom seminar on Homer’s Odyssey.
Today Derek Hyra, Democratic nomination candidate for Virginia’s Eighth Congressional District, announced the release of a number of policy white papers proposing substantive ideas to strengthen Northern Virginia communities and our country.
On Friday, the ACLU of Virginia sent a letter to the Chancellor and Board of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) informing them that VCCS’s policies limiting the right to protest on Virginia’s community college campuses violate the First Amendment.
U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) introduced a bipartisan resolution to encourage educators to promote career and technical education (CTE) as an option for students.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe honored 12 Virginia educators as recipients of the 28th annual Outstanding Faculty Award (OFA) for excellence in teaching, research, and public service.
On behalf of the Restore AccessUVA Campaign, we would like to express our immense gratitude to the University of Virginia (U.Va.) board member and alumnus John Griffin for his generous $4 million dollar challenge donation toward AccessUVa.
This morning, the Senate Committee on Education and Health voted to kill SB 249, a bill to allow students with deferred action status to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities if they meet certain requirements, including established roots in the community and a family history of paying taxes.
Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Justices of the Supreme Court, members of the General Assembly, and my fellow Virginians. It is an honor for me to stand here tonight, before this great joint assembly, as the 72nd Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe announced at a press conference on Friday the nomination of Former First Lady Anne Holton to be his Secretary of Education.
Last month, Gov. Bob McDonnell unveiled his two-year budget for Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016. The governor presented the budgets in a speech to the Joint Money Committees of the General Assembly.