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  • Man pleads guilty in shooting at Va. college

    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A man accused of shooting and wounding two women at a community college inside a Christiansburg mall has pleaded guilty to four felony charges. Media outlets report that 19-year-old Neil Allan MacInnis of Christiansburg pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of...

  • College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Anxious students — not to mention their parents — can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years. Sample questions for the new version of the college-entrance test were released on Wednesday by the College Board, which announced last month that the...

  • Va. Tech massacre's 7th anniversary to be marked

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The victims of the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech will be remembered at ceremonies in Richmond and Blacksburg. One remembrance is scheduled Wednesday in Richmond's Capitol Square. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's chief of staff, Paul Regan, and Secretary of Education...

  • Va. community colleges relax speech restrictions

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Community College System relaxed its policy governing student speech and demonstrations Tuesday, less than a month after being sued by a student who was barred from preaching on campus. Community colleges spokesman Jeff Kraus said the executive committee of...

  • Sean Combs to speak at Howard U. commencement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University's commencement speech this year in Washington. The school announced Tuesday that Combs will be among five people who will receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their fields. Combs was a Howard...

  • Goucher student dies after hit-and-run crash

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say a Goucher College student from Texas has died after a hit-and-run crash over the weekend. Baltimore County police say 19-year-old Matthew Gabriel of Austin, Texas, died Monday from his injuries a day after he was hit by a car as he crossed Dulaney...

  • U.Va.'s Darden dean to return to faculty in 2015

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The dean of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia is returning to the faculty in 2015. Dean Robert F. Bruner has been Darden dean for nearly a decade and has taught for 23 years. U.Va. announced his return to teaching Monday, saying he will...

  • Hampton Univ. prof, 3 inmates face drug charges

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Hampton University professor and three Newport News Jail inmates are facing drug charges after jail officials intercepted letters containing marijuana and heroin. Newport News sheriff's spokeswoman Kathleen Carey says a routine screening found mail addressed to...

  • Berlin Wall panels at U.Va. focus of installation

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The wraps are coming off an unusual art installation at the University of Virginia. Called "Kings of Freedom," the graffiti artwork is on panels of the Berlin Wall. The artwork will make its debut Friday. Portions of the wall were installed on the grounds last...

  • Spring means yet another student protest season

    Spring is in the air, and one senses that it is again time for the college students of the land to engage in protest. It all began in the late 1960s, and one of the legacies of that period is that the campuses are evacuated as soon as possible. By May, the student body will be vamoosing....

  • VMI to host Environment Virginia Symposium

    LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — About 600 environmental leaders are expected to attend the 25th annual Environment Virginia Symposium at Virginia Military Institute. The symposium will be held Tuesday through Thursday at VMI's Center for Leadership and Ethics. The center's interim director, retired...

  • As Rutgers transforms, philosophy gets a boost

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University is getting $3 million for a new professor of philosophy. The position will become the first humanities faculty job to be funded with a $27 million pledge made three years ago to create named faculty chairs across a number of fields. The anonymous...

  • Baliles stepping down from U.Va's Miller Center

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Gerald L. Baliles is stepping down as director and CEO of the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs at the end of the year. University President Teresa A. Sullivan says a national search will begin immediately for a new...

  • VCU unveils photos of 1963 Farmville protests

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University has unveiled a collection of photographs taken during the 1963 civil rights protests in Farmville. VCU says about 270 photographs have been posted online. The Freedom Now Project seeks the public's help in learning details about the...

  • Manhattan Moment: Graduate borrowing is the real student debt problem

    It's no secret that student loan debt is reaching crisis levels in America, but the conventional narrative on student loans neglects a crucial aspect: the rapid growth of graduate student borrowing. A recent report by the New America Foundation argues that the real student debt problem occurs...



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