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  • Team discovers surprise contributor to multiple sclerosis

    10/08/2019 8:18:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | October 7, 2019 | University of Virginia
    Cells that scientists have largely ignored when studying multiple sclerosis are actually key contributors to MS development, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows. The discovery suggests new avenues for devising treatments and is a vital step toward finding a cure. Cells that scientists have largely ignored when studying multiple sclerosis are actually key contributors to MS development, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows. The discovery suggests new avenues for devising treatments and is a vital step toward finding a cure. In MS, the body's immune system begins to attack the...
  • UVA has ruined us: Health system sues thousands of patients, seizing paychecks and putting liens

    09/09/2019 11:30:49 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 63 replies
    WaPO ^ | 9/9/2019 | J. Hancock and E. Lucas
    Heather Waldron and John Hawley are losing their four-bedroom house in the hills above Blacksburg, Va. A teenage daughter, one of their five children, sold her clothes for spending money. They worried about paying the electric bill. Financial disaster, they say, contributed to their divorce, finalized in April. Their money problems began when the University of Virginia Health System pursued the couple with a lawsuit and a lien on their home to recoup $164,000 in charges for Waldron’s emergency surgery in 2017. The family has lots of company: Over six years ending in June 2018, the health system and its...
  • Memories of a misspent youth in Charlottesville

    05/02/2019 8:05:24 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 2 May 2019 | Taki
    Charlottesville is an enchanting Virginia college town graced by the neoclassical architecture of the university’s founder, Thomas Jefferson. I flew there with two friends, the talented photographer Jonathan Becker and the Vietnam Special Forces Silver Star winner Chuck Pfeifer, all of us close buddies of the deceased. It was the memorial service for Willy von Raab, scourge of drug dealers and illegal immigrants while commissioner of customs for eight years under Reagan. The humorist P.J. O’Rourke and I were the two speakers, and after a rousing ‘America the Beautiful’ we retired for an afternoon of southern hospitality and University of...
  • Virginia basketball latest champions to decline White House invite

    04/27/2019 4:51:12 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 27, 2019 | Fox
    Add Virginia men's basketball to the long list of teams who won’t celebrate a championship with President Trump at the White House. The program tweeted a statement from head coach Tony Bennett Friday that stated the team has " received inquiries about a visit to the White House. "With several players either pursuing pro opportunities or moving on from UVA, it would be difficult, if not impossible to get everyone back together," Bennett added. "We would have to respectfully decline an invitation."
  • Virginia Toll Operator’s Losses Flash Red Light For New Toll Lanes

    03/15/2019 10:15:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    StreetsBlog USA ^ | September 13, 2018 | Ben Ross
    Washington, D.C. is the nation’s capital — and its suburbs could be moving towards becoming the nation’s capital of privately owned express toll lanes. The Virginia side of the Potomac has placed a big bet on such roadways, with 14 miles of pay lanes in the middle of the region’s famous Beltway, reversible toll lanes along 29 miles of I-95, and construction under way on three more highway segments. Last September, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced an even more ambitious plan for his side of the river, covering 77 miles of the Beltway and I-270. If these plans go forward,...
  • U.Virginia: All Our Rights-Americas Legacy of Inequality

    03/15/2019 6:38:21 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 15 replies
    U. Virginia and Virginia Festival of the Book ^ | March 2019 | Virginia Festival of the Book + UVA
    From the University of Virginia and the annual Virginia Festival of the Book. A moderated (New York Times rep) forum at the theater on the downtown mall in Charlottesville. Here's the web announcement of the event: All of Our Rights: America’s Legacy of Inequality Share March 21, 2019 @ 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Location The Paramount Theater 215 E Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22902 Register Now ($22 general / $11.50 students) Overview Carol Anderson (One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy), Michael Eric Dyson (What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our...
  • Virginia vs. Duke — a breakdown

    01/18/2019 6:42:25 AM PST · by ml/nj · 12 replies
    Cavelier Daily ^ | 01/17/2019 | CD Sports Staff
    The No. 4 Cavaliers gear up for their biggest game of the season against the No. 1 Blue Devils After a decisive 81-59 win against No. 9 Virginia Tech (14-2, 3-1 ACC), the No. 4 Virginia men’s basketball team (16-0, 4-0 ACC) is set to play No. 1 Duke (15-1, 4-1 ACC) Saturday. All eyes will be on the most anticipated college basketball clash of the season between two ACC powerhouses. ESPN’s CollegeGameday is making the trip to Durham, N.C., where thousands of Blue Devil faithful will be camping out to get into Cameron Indoor Stadium.
  • UNFAIR - Med Student Slammed With 1 Year Suspension for Contesting Aspects of Microaggression-ism

    01/04/2019 1:05:53 PM PST · by gaijin · 60 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Jan 4th, 2018 | me
    Kieran Ravi Bhattacharya had a pediatrician mother who pushed him, and when his friends were out playing baseball and lighting things on fire, he had to stay indoors and play his violin. Kieran is 22 years old now, but let's take a look at him: But he stuck to it, eventually winning acceptance to the medical school of the University of Virginia, where the acceptance rate is just 6%. In mid November Kieran had a class called Social Issues in Medicine. One of the lecturers for this class was Dr. Beverly Adams, pictured below: No, I'm serious. That's really her....
  • In protest of hiring of former Trump aide, two U.Va. Miller Center historians resign

    07/30/2018 6:53:51 AM PDT · by think4yrsf · 41 replies
    The Cavalier Daily ^ | 7/30/18 | Jake Gold
    Two days before Marc Short — the former director of legislative affairs for President Donald Trump — begins his paid senior fellowship with the Miller Center at U.Va., History Profs. William Hitchcock and Melvyn Leffler announced their resignations from their professorships at the Center. Both professors will remain in their roles at the history department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Short’s hiring drew widespread backlash from the University community, including over 2,500 signatures on multiple petitions. In their letter to the Center’s Director William Antholis, the two professors wrote that the decision to hire Short “runs counter to...
  • NYT Op-Ed: Liberals, You’re Not As Smart As You Think, And You’re Helping Trump Win A Second Term

    05/14/2018 6:02:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, someone finally said it: Liberals, you’re not as smart as you think—and you’re helping Donald J. Trump win a second term. Gerard Alexander, a political science professor at the University of Virginia, wrote this in The New York Times and he might have to change his name after this. He aptly noted how a) cultural centers are dominated by progressives; b) how they’re causing a backlash against liberalism; and c) how their inability to see that they are causing it will lead to a Trump victory in the next presidential election. The professor noted how the Left is overly...
  • 'Racist + rapist' scrawled on UVa's Thomas Jefferson statue

    04/14/2018 7:21:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2018 6:09 PM EDT
    A University of Virginia statue of Thomas Jefferson was vandalized with the words “RACIST + RAPIST” as the university commemorates the 275th anniversary of its founder’s birth. […] Virginia spokesman Anthony de Bruyn said “acts of vandalism do not contribute to meaningful discussion” as the university reckons with the complexities of the slave owning Founding Father’s legacy. …
  • NYT: ‘State of Jefferson’ Still Mulls Independence — from California

    07/16/2017 6:40:39 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 4, 2017 | Joel B. Pollack
    The New York Times has published an extensive look at California’s “far north,” the group of conservative counties in the high Sierra country whose residents often feel alienated from state government, and where a movement to form a new “State of Jefferson” remains strong. The Times notes: The residents of this region argue that their political voice is drowned out in a system that has only one state senator for every million residents. Many liberals in California describe themselves as the resistance to Mr. Trump. Residents of the north say they are the resistance to the resistance, politically invisible to...
  • Patriotic State of Jefferson is No CalExit

    12/13/2016 8:00:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/13/16 | Katy Grimes
    State of Jefferson is a legal, Constitutional and patriotic movement I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.——Thomas Jefferson Hundreds of thousands of Northern Californians are seeking a return to a representative government that serves the citizens and not itself. California’s northern most counties are suffering from a lack of representation in the state Legislature. Northern California holds only 3 out of 80 seats in the California Assembly, 3 out of 40 seats in the California Senate, and 2 out of 53...
  • 20 Thomas Jefferson Quotes for His 275th Birthday

    04/13/2018 1:06:46 PM PDT · by rey · 35 replies
    FEE ^ | 13 April 2018
    Post your favorite quote and why it is your favorite. April 13 is Thomas Jefferson’s 275th Birthday. Since I share his birthday, I have long been a fan. But that is mainly because the drafter of the Declaration of Independence was the most prolific of our founders, especially on the topics of liberty and the rights that America was created to preserve and protect. It is worth celebrating his bicenterquasiquigenary (according to the only website I found providing a latin name) by remembering his profound words.
  • Activists deface Jefferson statue at UVA with the words 'racist' and 'rapist'

    04/13/2018 10:01:57 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-13-2018 | Rory Tingle
    A statue to Thomas Jefferson on the lawn of the University of Virginia was defaced with the words 'racist' and 'rapist' early on Friday morning, just before the start of celebrations marking the 275th anniversary of his birth. A UVA spokesman said: 'The university is disappointed that individuals vandalized the statue of Thomas Jefferson on the Lawn on the day that we honor his contributions to our University and to our democracy. 'UVA welcomes open and civil discourse on such important issues. However, acts of vandalism do not contribute to meaningful discussion. 'Crews from Facilities Management are removing the vandalism,...
  • UMBC becomes first No. 16 seed to beat No. 1 seed in beatdown of Virginia.

    03/16/2018 10:51:19 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 41 replies
    NBC SPORTS ^ | 3/16/2018 | Scott Phillips
    UMBC made sports history on Friday night by becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. The America East champions pulled off a shocking 74-54 upset over No. 1 seed Virginia in the South Region.
  • No. 16 seed UMBC beats No. 1 seed Virginia in biggest NCAA Tournament upset ever

    03/16/2018 9:02:42 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 68 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 17, 2018 | Kyle Boone
    Before Friday, a No. 16 seed had never beaten a No. 1 seed, much less a No. 1 overall seed. They were 0-135. But the University of Maryland-Baltimore County -- yes, the little-known UMBC Retrievers -- proved even the longest of odds aren't totally insurmountable.
  • Pitt played one of the worst halves of basketball ever

    02/24/2018 5:34:02 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Fenruary 24, 2018 | Sam Cooper
    It’s been a rough year for the Pittsburgh basketball program. In its second year with Kevin Stallings as head coach, the Panthers have not won a single game in conference play and entered Saturday’s home game against No. 1 Virginia with an 8-21 (0-16 ACC) record. With its first half performance against the Cavaliers, Pitt may have finally hit rock bottom. The Panthers went into the half trailing 30-7. Yes, Pitt scored only seven points in 20 minutes of action.
  • University of Virginia stonewalls conservative club for restricting membership to conservatives

    12/18/2017 11:56:44 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 18, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    The University of Virginia says it will not recognize a conservative club because the organization limits its membership to those who affirm conservative principles. In a letter on Friday, lawyers for Young America’s Foundation said the university’s policy is both “unconstitutional” and a violation of Virginia state law. “A pro-choice club may deny leadership positions to pro-life students, and a gun control group may determine that it does not wish to extend membership to NRA members,” Casey Mattox, senior counsel at the Alliance Defending Freedom, wrote in the letter. “Yet, by the terms of this policy — and its application...
  • Which college teams visited the White House, and who stayed home?

    11/19/2017 1:37:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 19, 2017 | Michael Moates
    President Trump hosted the National Collegiate Athletic Association champion sports teams at the White House on Friday - or most of them, that is. The event began with the student athletes meeting President Trump in the Rose Garden for photos. "A lot of great athletes," Trump told the press pool. The Marine Corps Marching Band played nearby from the South Lawn, as President Trump joked with athletes, meeting them in groups. When talking with the Ohio State men's volleyball team, the president was seen jokingly smacking a volleyball in the air. While interacting with the West Virginia rifle team in...