Dave Matthews Band to host Charlottesville ‘unity’ show
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Dave Matthews Band to host Charlottesville ‘unity’ show

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Dave Matthews Band, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande will be among the performers at a free unity concert in Charlottesville, Virginia, later this month. A news release Wednesday from the University of Virginia says the Dave Matthews Band, which got its start in Charlottesville, came up with the … Continue reading

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McAuliffe announces solar array installation on UVA’s Clemons Library

~ Array will cover more than 7,500 square feet and is estimated to produce almost 200,000 kWh annually ~ CHARLOTTESVILLE – Governor McAuliffe announced Tuesday, April 18, the first large solar project to be owned and operated by the University of Virginia. The 324-panel system covers more than 7,500 square feet and is estimated to … Continue reading

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UVa officer resigns after yelling ‘Make America Great Again’

 A University of Virginia police officer has resigned after yelling “Make America Great Again” over a PA system to students. Media outlets report that according to a release from the university, three officers were originally placed on administrative leave, but an investigation revealed only one officer used the PA system. According to a report by The … Continue reading

Student from Arkansas selected as Rhodes Scholar for 2017
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Student from Arkansas selected as Rhodes Scholar for 2017

A college student from Arkansas is among 32 Americans selected as Rhodes Scholars and will pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University in England. Little Rock resident Lauren C. Jackson is a senior at the University of Virginia where she is majoring in political and social thought. At Oxford, she plans to pursue master’s degrees in global … Continue reading

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Students, faculty ask UVa president not to quote Jefferson

The University of  Virginia president defended her use of Thomas Jefferson quotations after a group of students and professors criticized her, saying Jefferson shouldn’t be used as a “moral compass” because he was a slave owner. School president Teresa Sullivan quoted Jefferson in statements made to the campus community before and after Donald Trump’s election, urging … Continue reading

Jury: Rolling Stone’s rape story defamed university official
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Jury: Rolling Stone’s rape story defamed university official

Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter defamed a University of Virginia administrator who sued them for $7.5 million over a discredited story about a gang rape at a fraternity house, a federal jury said Friday. The 10-member jury in Charlottesville sided with administrator Nicole Eramo, who claimed the article portrayed her as a … Continue reading

Rolling Stone publisher disagreed with rape story retraction
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Rolling Stone publisher disagreed with rape story retraction

Rolling Stone magazine publisher and co-founder Jann Wenner said in a video deposition that he disagreed with a top editor’s decision to retract an entire article about a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity after the story was discredited. In a video played for jurors Friday in the defamation trial against Rolling Stone, Jann … Continue reading

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Emails: UVa. sought to kill alumni magazine story

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — While Rolling Stone pursued its now-discredited story about sexual assault at the University of Virginia, emails show the school’s administration sought to kill a proposed alumni magazine article about how the school handles sex assaults on campus. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/2eKzTd2 ) an email chain entered into evidence this week … Continue reading

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Wrongful death lawsuit against ex-UVA athlete moving forward

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Charlottesville judge has denied a request to pause the wrongful death lawsuit against George Huguely V, a former University of Virginia student convicted of second-degree murder in the slaying of his girlfriend, Yeardley Love. Media outlets report attorneys for Sharon Love — Yeardley Love’s mother — asked the judge on … Continue reading

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Council: UVA board’s closed meeting may have violated law

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — State officials say the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors might have violated the Freedom of Information Act when it held a closed-door meeting to discuss a new investment fund. News outlets report that the state’s Freedom of Information Advisory Council issued an opinion Friday, Aug. 12,  saying the board may … Continue reading

Columbia Journalism School will release report on Rolling Stone’s UVa. rape story Sunday
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Columbia Journalism School will release report on Rolling Stone’s UVa. rape story Sunday

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Columbia Journalism School says that on Sunday, it will release its review of a discredited Rolling Stone magazine article that portrayed a graphic rape at a University of Virginia fraternity. The school announced the report’s release date on its website Thursday. It said the report will be released on RollingStone.com and … Continue reading