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  • U.Va. visitors approve 4.3 in-state tuition hike

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia's Board of Visitors has approved a 4.3 tuition increase for in-state students. The increase approved Wednesday is effective for the upcoming academic year. The increase includes all mandatory fees for first-year undergraduate students. The...

  • Shipbuilding apprentices offered ODU degrees

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Virginia's largest industrial employer signed an agreement with Old Dominion University on Wednesday to allow some of its apprentices to earn a bachelor's degree while they complete their apprenticeship program. Newport News Shipbuilding is the only shipbuilder in the...

  • Johns Hopkins U. to honor 7 with honorary degrees

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Two women involved in a case about gay marriage that went to the Supreme Court are among the people receiving honorary degrees from Johns Hopkins University at commencement next month. The school is honoring Edith Windsor, whose lawsuit led the Supreme Court last year to...

  • Md. university offers federal workers discount

    ADELPHI, Md. (AP) — University of Maryland University College is aiming to boost enrollment with a tuition discount for out-of-state federal employees and their families. Officials at the Adelphi-based school that focuses on online education and caters to working adults say federal workers,...

  • Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says lenders have clauses in their contract that explain this could happen,...

  • Chancellor inauguration set at U.Va. Wise

    WISE, Va. (AP) — Donna Price Henry is being inaugurated as the eighth chancellor of the University of Virginia's College at Wise. She's been on the job for more than a year since being named to succeed David Prior, who died in 2012. Her inauguration is set for Tuesday afternoon. Henry...

  • Ex-U.Va. dean pleads guilty to child porn charges

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A former University of Virginia associate dean has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges. Michael G. Morris pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of distributing or receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. The 50-year-old...

  • U.Va. visitors to weigh tuition increases

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia Board of Visitors meets next week to set tuition rates for the next academic year. The U.Va. administration is proposing a 4.5 percent increase in tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduates. For out-of-state students, a 6 percent...

  • Michelle Obama says high school not good enough, 'you have to go to college'

    Having a high school diploma isn’t good enough to make it anymore, first lady Michelle Obama warned high school and college students at Howard University. “No longer is high school the bar. That is not enough in today’s globalizing economy. You have got to go to college, or get some kind...

  • Va. justices: Academic emails can be withheld

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a conservative group's attempt to obtain a University of Virginia climate researcher's emails. The justices said retired Arlington Circuit Judge Paul Sheridan was right when he ruled that Michael Mann's emails are...

  • War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhetoric is heating up between Northwestern University and a group that's trying to unionize college athletes. A federal agency is considering Northwestern's appeal of a ruling that said scholarship athletes are essentially university employees — and therefore have the...

  • Michigan State grads to hear India IT entrepreneur

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University says that Indian information technology pioneer Azim Premji will speak at the school's undergraduate commencement May 2. Premji is chairman of Bangalore, India-based Wipro Ltd. He began leading the company in the late 1960s, taking it from...

  • Bobby Jindal to deliver commencement at Liberty

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Another early Republican presidential prospect is heading to Liberty University. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will deliver the keynote commencement address May 10 at the Virginia university founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. The Lynchburg school announced his...

  • New SAT: What will those questions look like?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and...

  • 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...



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