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Automatic system restored 1,566 felons' rights, McDonnell says

The governor’s automatic, individualized system of rights restoration, established on July 15, 2013, has restored the rights of 1,566 non-violent convicted felons so far. Convicted felons in Virginia lose several rights, including the right to vote, to run for or hold public office and to serve on juries.

Voices for AccessUVa holds protest

Students gathered Friday afternoon on the Rotunda steps protesting the recent changes to the AccessUVa financial aid program. Voices for AccessUVa is a part of a student-led effort to convince the Board of Visitors to restore AccessUVa. Former Rector Helen Dragas, who voted against the change, said the University had a commitment to its least well off students.

Panel discusses Virginia gay marriage laws

University students and Charlottesville community members packed a room Wednesday to listen to a panel moderated by Dean of Students Allen Groves about the prospects for same-sex marriage in Virginia in the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Sabato introduces Kennedy MOOC

The University Center for Politics unveiled Politics Prof. Larry Sabato’s new Massive Open Online Course, The Kennedy Half Century, earlier this month.

Dorm renovations unveiled

Lile-Maupin, Tuttle-Dunnington, and Shannon dorms opened with renovations this past week, with a total of 570 new residents making the buildings their home for the next year. Renovations came to a total cost of $69.8 million