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  • Mueller to help teach Trump Russia probe class at UVA law school

    06/02/2021 3:09:25 PM PDT · by ScubaDiver · 30 replies ^ | 06/02/2021 | Thomas Barrabi
    Three former senior members of Mueller’s team will do the main work teaching the courseFormer Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller will "share lessons" from his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and alleged ties to the Trump campaign during an upcoming course at the University of Virginia, the school announced Wednesday.
  • Congressmen Put University in the Hot Seat Over Its Suspension of Medical Student Questioning 'Microaggressions'

    05/18/2021 7:49:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | 05/18/2021 | Alex Parker
    A group of congressmen are looking into the University of Virginia (UVA).In April, I covered the story of Kieran Bhattacharya, a medical student who allegedly got a little too curious.In October 2018, Kieran attended a UVA panel discussion covering microaggressions.During a Q&A segment, he asked as follows:“Thank you for your presentation. I had a few questions, just to clarify your definition of microaggressions. Is it a requirement, to be a victim of microaggression, that you are a member of a marginalized group?”Presenter and Assistant Dean Beverly Cowell replied that it wasn’t a necessity.Yet — as Kieran observed — a slide...
  • A Medical Student Questioned Microaggressions. UVA Branded Him a Threat and Banished Him from Campus.

    04/09/2021 12:44:14 PM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies
    Reason ^ | April 7, 2021 | Robby Soave
    Kieran Bhattacharya's First Amendment lawsuit can proceed, a court said. Kieran Bhattacharya is a student at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine. On October 25, 2018, he attended a panel discussion on the subject of microaggressions. Dissatisfied with the definition of a microaggression offered by the presenter—Beverly Cowell Adams, an assistant dean—Bhattacharya raised his hand. Within a few weeks, as a result of the fallout from Bhattacharya's question about microagressions, the administration had branded him a threat to the university and banned him from campus. He is now suing UVA for violating his First Amendment rights, and a...
  • UVA and the Dangerous Politicization of Our College Campuses

    11/25/2020 4:36:20 AM PST · by karpov · 2 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | November 25, 2020 | Joel Gardner
    It is no secret that our colleges and universities have witnessed a sea change in campus culture over the past two decades. Political correctness has run rampant. High-profile incidents such as the Yale Halloween costume controversy and phenomena such as safe spaces and building re-namings have captured public attention. College officials, however, assure us that such incidents are aberrations and that our institutions of higher learning are still places where fairness and the free exchange of ideas prevail. But those of us who have recently experienced life on a college campus, or have studied recent surveys of student experiences, or...
  • University of Virginia Changes Logo to 'Remove Slavery Reference' ("Serpentine Walls")

    06/18/2020 7:14:37 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies ^ | June 17, 2020 | Brian Jones
    The University of Virginia will change its logo used in athletics to remove references to slavery. The school made the announcement Monday, and it comes on the heels of the school recently updating the logo, which was done on April 24, according to USA Today. Virginia's logo uses a large "V" over crossed sabers with added details to the grip of the sword handles. Those details were meant to "mimic the design of the serpentine walls" found on the school's campus. University founder Thomas Jefferson designed the walls "to muffle the sounds of and hide from view the slaves who...
  • University of Virginia changes logo to remove reminder of school's link to slavery

    06/17/2020 7:51:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 16, 2020 | Chuck Schilken
    When the University of Virginia unveiled its new logos in April, the school was sure to highlight some new curves added to the handles of the crossed sabres that have traditionally stood for Cavaliers athletics. The detail was added to mimic the serpentine walls that surround the garden space on the Charlottesville, Va., campus, the university said at the time. But the Cavaliers introduced another set of new logos Tuesday, replacing the ones from the spring. Everything appears the same, with the exception of the sabre handles, which are again straight and smooth. Turns out the serpentine walls aren't exactly...
  • Viral Video – Black student upset about ‘too many whites’ at UVA multicultural center…

    02/13/2020 8:11:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 70 replies ^ | February 13, 2020 1:23 am | KANE
    “If y’all didn’t know, this is the MSC, and, frankly, there’s just too many white people in here, and this is a space for people of color, so, just be really cognizant of the space that you’re taking up because it does make some of us POCs uncomfortable when we see too many white people in here.” Full story at Wash Examiner… Brutal responses on UVA twitter account…
  • University of Virginia Reinstates Veterans Day 21-Gun Salute: ‘We Made a Mistake’(DOH!)

    11/19/2019 10:22:59 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 11/19/2019 | Craig Bannister |
    “Sometimes you make mistakes. Although motivated by good intentions, I believe we made a mistake this year in excluding the 21-gun salute from our Veterans Day ceremony. Having attended the ceremony, and having consulted with the Commander in charge, I am confident that we can accommodate a 21-gun salute, which had been a meaningful feature of the ceremony in years past. “We will therefore reinstate the 21-gun salute next year, and we will make sure to minimize any disruptions to classes and communicate the details of the ceremony in advance. Thanks to all who shared their views about this topic,...
  • Citing ‘gun violence,’ UVA cancels 21-gun salute portion of Veterans Day ceremony

    11/12/2019 12:49:33 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    The College fix ^ | 11/11/19 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Citing “gun violence,” the University of Virginia has canceled the 21-gun salute portion of its Veterans Day ceremony, an annual tradition that dates back at least a decade. In a statement posted to social media on Saturday, university President James Ryan stated the reason was two-fold: “to minimize disruptions to classes, given that this event is located at the juncture of four primary academic buildings and is held at a time that classes are in session; and second, recognizing concerns related to firing weapons on the Grounds in light of gun violence that has happened across our nation, especially on...
  • University of Virginia Cancels 21-Gun Salute to Appease Snowflake Students

    11/11/2019 8:55:50 AM PST · by rktman · 57 replies ^ | 11/11/2019 | Todd Starnes
    The University of Virginia canceled the 21-gun salute portion of its annual Veterans Day ceremony – citing gun violence. James Ryan, the university’s president, posted a statement on Facebook explaining that there were concerns about firing weapons on school property in light of recent school shootings. He said there were two specific reasons. "First, to minimize disruptions to classes, given that this event is located at the juncture of four primary academic buildings and is held at a time that classes are in session; and second, recognizing concerns related to firing weapons on the Grounds in light of gun violence...
  • Team discovers surprise contributor to multiple sclerosis

    10/08/2019 8:18:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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...