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2 hrs ago | WRIC-TV Richmond

Virginia humanities projects receive grants

The largest grant of more than $324,000 will fund a project at Old Dominion University to help researchers with archiving websites and navigating archived collections.


Related Topix: Old Dominion University

Mon Jul 21, 2014


People prefer electric shocks to being alone with their thoughts

I somehow missed this earlier in the month, but our friends at Boing Boing posted a link to this great little story.


USA Today

You can now take a college class on 'Game of Thrones'

College students have it pretty good. Not only do they get courses about Harry Potter , Star Trek and Beyonce , they now get the chance to study the coolest fantasy on TV right now.



Crews to Remove Cobblestones at 14th and University Ave.

Work to create a smoother ride will cause some bumps in the road for traffic at one busy Charlottesville intersection.


Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA

Southwest Times

Betteken named new assistant principal at RES

A new assistant principal is joining the ranks at Riverlawn Elementary School in Fairlawn.


Related Topix: Fairlawn, VA, Radford University

Christianity Today

New Executive Orders on LBGT Discrimination Won't Exempt Religious Orgs

An executive order President Obama will sign Monday prohibiting sexual orientation discrimination in federal hiring will not exempt faith-based organizations, he announced Friday.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania

Independent Women's Forum

Knot Yet: Millennials and Marriage

Millennials are postponing marriage for economic and cultural reasons no new news.


University Business

Texas university feud mirrors UVa crisis of 2012

A protracted feud at the University of Texas at Austin seems to have a refrain similar to the 2012 leadership crisis at the University of Virginia.


Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Charlottesville Tomorrow

UVa rolls out bike-share program

The University of Virginia will unveil a fleet of 120 bicycles later this summer as part of a new bike-sharing program.


Related Topix: Orlando, FL

The Washington Post

Wilson High Principal Pete Cahall: 'It's time to come out' as gay

When you're the principal of a busy urban high school, on your feet for 10 hours a day, breaking up fights, appeasing overworked faculty and meeting with anxious parents, sleep comes pretty easy.


Related Topix: Mount Holly, NJ, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

UVA Class Of 2018 Gets Summer Orientation

It's a signal to many people that summer vacation periods will only last another five weeks or so.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers

More funds urged to stop sexual assaults

While an increasing number of colleges are taking steps to overhaul how they combat sexual assaults, many are still failing to commit adequate financial resources toward addressing the problem, according to national experts.


Related Topix: Dartmouth College, UMass Boston, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat

The Greenville News

Wedding: Julia Anne Boisvert & Johnathan Gene Gabbard

The service was conducted by the Reverend Brian Briley. A reception followed at the Wyche Pavilion.


Related Topix: Wedding, Greenville, SC, Auburn University, Furman University

Charlottesville Tomorrow

Aaron Fabio, City of Charlottesville

I proactively enforce the City Code as well as the Virginia Maintenance Code. The City Codes that I enforce are accumulation of trash, overgrowth of weeds, inoperable vehicles, and graffiti.


Sat Jul 19, 2014

Charlottesville Tomorrow

State seeks completion of Route 29 projects by fall 2017

Request for qualifications going out this week Now that the Western Bypass is history, local government officials are preparing for a near future in which over $200 million worth of transportation projects will be built to alleviate traffic congestion on U.S. 29 .


Related Topix: Albemarle County, VA, Charlottesville, VA

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Study: People Don't Enjoy Being Alone With Their Thoughts

Normally, one would find it therapeutic to be with their thoughts and have moments of solitude, but a new study found the exact opposite.


NH Insider

APP News Update: More States End Common Core, the Border Crisis and more

"Today, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has upheld the power of the legislature to set education policy.


Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Immigration Reform

BrothersJudd Blog

the Conceit Inherent in Fretting Over this...:

Modern humans spend virtually no time on "inward-directed thought", and not solely because we're too busy: in one US survey, 95% of adults said they'd found time for a leisure activity in the previous 24 hours, but 83% said they'd spent zero time just thinking.


Charlottesville Tomorrow

Haun tapped for state chief academic officer position

"He has extensive experience in all areas of public education and will be a real asset as we move forward with educational reform that will prepare Virginia students for the future," Staples said.


Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Oscar Smith grad Andrew Brows hits the red carpet

University of Virginia freshman football player Andrew Brown, left, and the 2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant share a moment on the red carpet before the ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Los Angeles.


Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Government, us Travel, North America Travel, Los Angeles Travel, Travel