Monthly Archives: October 2007

U.Va. Headlines from the Web

U.Va. Capital Campaign Raises $14.2million in Past Month; Michigan Raises $90million  

E-School Robot Car Eliminated in Defense Competition

U.Va., Harvard, Princeton Team Up for Low-Income Recruiting

Google Digitizing University Books

U.Va. Alum Indicted for Aggravated Assault


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UVA Police Weekend Crime Reports [10/26-10/29]

DRUNK IN PUBLIC – 15th Street NW
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Hospital E. Garage [Report of found syringes at parking gate]
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UVa. Policy Creates Problems at the Polls

A news article by Michelle Unterbrink

A change in UVa policy is creating problems for Charlottesville’s Voter Registrar. The Daily Progress reports that Registrar Sheri Iachetta has been unable to secure election officials for November 6, because a new UVa policy requires employees who staff the polls to either forfeit their 16-hour paycheck for the day or use vacation leave.

A post on the Staff Union at UVA’s website claims that a request for the Attorney General’s ruling on the matter was filed October 22, and describes the situation:

“Anyone working the polls on Election Day is paid by the state and by their employer, but… UVa employees manning the polls on November 6th are being asked to reimburse the university for their missed day of work… everyone locally gets paid for helping with elections, except those employed by UVa.” Continue reading


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Army ROTC Wins Regional Ranger Challenge Competition

A news article by Daniel Lautzenheiser

This past weekend, the Cavalier Battalion of the University’s Army ROTC program headed down to Fort Pickett and defeated 20 other regional ROTC detachments in what Cadet Andrew Simmons, a third-year in the College, called a “grueling” competition.

The Ranger Challenge pitted ROTC programs from the U.S. Army’s Cadet Command’s Fourth Brigade, which encompasses all of Virginia and North Carolina, against each other in a 36-hour event comprised of the Army Physical Fitness Test, a grenade assault course, Basic Rifle Marksmanship, a timed obstacle course, a 10 kilometer foot march, and various other events. UVA ROTC won first place in daytime, nighttime, and written land navigations tests, the hand grenade assault course, and the foot march, as well as earning second place in the fitness test and fifth place or higher in every other event in defeating peer ROTC institutions like the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Virginia Tech, and Liberty University. Continue reading

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Barack Obama Speaks in Charlottesville

A news article by Kathy Li

A crowd of hundreds (thousands) gathered on Monday night to hear Barack Obama speak about his healthcare, energy, and education policy, as well as his view on the Iraq war.

“Barack Obama strives for excellence,” said Virginia governor Tim Kaine in his introduction speech. “By nature and by character, he is bringing people together.”

With a banner that said “Change We Can Believe In” and a group of sixty students behind him, Obama called for real change to start with the politics of Washington DC. He argued that his message of change and hope was not a sign of lack of experience, but instead symbolized his commitment to making Congress and his administration accountable to the American people rather than to lobbyists and special interest groups.

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U.Va. Headlines from the Web

U.Va. Could See Large In-State Tuition Hike

E-School’s Robot Car Competing in Defense Department Contest

Substance Abuse Awareness Week Begins

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UJC Not to Hold Open Trial

The Virginia Sentinel has learned that the previously scheduled UJC open trial will not be held because of jurisdictional issues.

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