Indianapolis Star

“I think when you’re sort of more of an outside candidate as Braun probably was when he won the primary, it may be helpful to try to figure out ways to maintain your kind of outsider image through what you propose,” said Kyle Kondik, managing editor of University of Virginia's Sabato's Crystal Ball. But, Kondik said, “It’s one thing to talk about doing legislation, it’s another thing to actually get it passed.”

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

UVA is four years into an ambitious pilot program that is trying to reshape how students embark on their education and how faculty teach and interact with one another.

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mHealthIntelligence.com

The UVA Health System is launching a telemedicine program to help primary care providers in remote Appalachia treat patients living with lung disease.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

Latin Grammy Award winner Susana Baca performed at UVA on Sunday. Several UVA departments worked together to bring Baca to Grounds in honor of Black History Month.

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NPR

Created in 2012 by “Survivor” fan Austin Trupp, “Survivor Maryland” was the first college version, but many more have followed. Now, college students around the country – from University of Virginia to Ohio State University – are remaking the show in between classes and homework. 

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Phys.Org

Kelly O'Keefe, a marketing professor at the University of Virginia, notes that there is significant diversity in the 75 million millennials who reside in the United States. "Some voted for Trump. Some for Clinton. Some drink craft beer. Some Pabst. Some only buy organic foods, but Millennials are also among the largest consumers of processed foods," O'Keefe said.

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Washington Post

Although the program would be limited in its scope, it would signal an important tryout of automated enforcement in Virginia after years of opposition to plans for widespread deployment of speed cameras. “It’s a good start. It at least gets people used to notion of cameras recording their license plates, but it is only a baby step,” said Paul F. Reynolds, a professor emeritus of computer science at the University of Virginia, who has studied speeding in the Charlottesville area and has advocated for the use of speed cameras in the state.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

(Commentary by Bob Gibson, communications director and senior researcher at UVA’s Cooper Center for Public Service) Larry Sabato, who directs the UVA Center for Politics, said that what comes out of Northam’s tour "is anybody’s guess. If his poorly handled blackface scandal costs Democrats their chance to control the legislature, he needn’t bother with any grandiose program of reconciliation.”

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Washington Post

A court battle could stretch out for months or years, but Trump is already determined to tell his supporters he is moving full speed ahead on building the border wall. “He fashions his own reality,” said Barbara Perry, a presidential historian at UVA’s Miller Center. “It’s like John Kennedy going out after the Bay of Pigs and saying, ‘What a great victory.’ But for [Trump’s] base, I’m just not sure that it matters to them.”

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Bloomberg Law

(Podcast) Bloomberg’s June Grasso speaks with UVA law professor George Yin, who testified in front of the House Ways and Means Oversight Committee to advise its members on how a legal struggle might play out if Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin blocked the release of President Trump’s tax returns.

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Washington Post

Others, like George Rudebusch, a graduate student studying law and public policy at the University of Virginia, say it’s more complicated. As a strong proponent of individual choice and self-determination, Rudebusch feels that abortion laws should generally be less restrictive. But his views on third-trimester abortions shifted after he learned that his fiance’s sister was born at 25 weeks of gestation, just a week past what is often considered the point of fetal viability.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Charlottesville, Albemarle County and UVA are requesting public comment and planning to hold public meetings as each institution updates their climate action plans. Each organization is coordinating their outreach efforts across sustainability offices.

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FiveThirtyEight

There’ve been efforts to build coalitions that cross political aisles and bridge ideological divides for at least two decades, said Cale Jaffe, a UVA environmental law professor. They’ve largely failed.

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Washington Post

(Commentary by Richard Neel, editor-in-chief of the Cavalier Daily in 1979-80) Four years before Mark R. Herring and his friends “put on wigs and brown makeup” to dress as black rappers for a party at the University of Virginia in 1980, the university’s president, Frank L. Hereford Jr., resigned his membership in a local country club that excluded black members and guests. Hereford sought to steer UVA cautiously through its transformation from a venerable institution of the Old South to a modern, diverse, international university. 

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Washington Post

(Commentary by Lisa Woolfork, associate professor of English) dream hampton’s highly praised documentary series, “Surviving R. Kelly,” which recently debuted on Lifetime, has shone a spotlight on the popular singer as an alleged sexual predator and statutory rapist. The series on the accusations against Kelly – which he denies – has arrived at a peak moment for #MeToo, a movement started by an African-American woman but boosted (in both senses of the word: amplified and hijacked) by white celebrity culture.

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Rasmussen Reports

(By Kyle Kondik of UVA’s Center for Politics) Richmond chaos could threaten state legislative takeover, but big-picture trends still favor team blue.
 

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

According to new figures from UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, our commonwealth’s population has grown by about 6.5 percent in the past nine years – but our region’s population has only grown by 3.8 percent. That’s barely a trickle compared to the growth in Richmond (7.5 percent) and Northern Virginia (12.4) – the other metropolitan areas considered part of Virginia’s “big three” population centers.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

Starting this month, the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County and the University of Virginia – building upon a history of commitments on sustainability and climate action – will be embarking on a collaborative community outreach effort as each entity begins to update their greenhouse gas reduction targets and develop climate action plans. The results of these efforts will serve to guide climate action in the Charlottesville area for the next 10 to 30 years. 

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New York Daily News

It wasn’t just a bunch of Queens lawmakers who sent Amazon running for the hills Thursday. The Big Apple may see itself as the center of the universe, but political observers say Northern Virginia and Nashville had a lot more going for them when the online giant came a-knocking. “Privately, the [Virginia] governor kept the key legislators fully informed. You didn’t have leaks,” said Larry Sabato of UVA’s Center for Politics. “New York politics is just byzantine. There are so many more power centers there than there are in Virginia.”

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WVTF Public Radio/Radio IQ (Ronaoke)

Dr. Irene Mathieu, who chairs the Equity and Inclusion Committee at UVA’s Department of Pediatrics, talks about bias in physicians and patients.
 

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