Deeds' condition updated to 'good'

Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds’ condition was upgraded to “good” Wednesday afternoon after he suffered multiple stab wounds inflicted by his son in his Bath County home Tuesday morning. First responders pronounced Deeds’ son Gus, 24, dead at the scene. READ MORE

UCLA student video sparks racial debate

A YouTube video created by students at the University of California, Los Angeles, has garnered massive online attention and is sparking debate across the nation about race at institutions of higher education. The Black Bruins, an African-American student organization at UCLA, posted the video last week to voice complaints regarding their university’s low minority enrollment. Junior and group leader Sy Stokes narrates the video with a spoken word poem addressing the school’s statistical gap in minority enrollment, saying only 3.3 percent of the school’s male student body is African-American. READ MORE

Virginia fares well with non-tenured faculty

According to a CNN report, 49 percent of faculty in higher education occupy part-time positions while another 19 percent are full-time non-tenure-track, meaning nearly 70 percent of faculty nationwide are ineligible for tenure. The situation at the University is slightly different, however. READ MORE

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