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Special Collections receives $245,000 grant

The McGregor Fund has given the Albert & Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University a $245,000 grant to let them begin the process of digitizing the Tracy W. McGregor library held at the University’s Special Collections library. The grant will be given to the library over three years and will digitize about 5,000 of McGregor’s works.

Crystal Ball predicts government shutdown blowback

The Center for Politics’ Crystal Ball released an article Thursday titled “The Politics of the Shutdown: If Republicans get the blame, moderates will pay the price,” which argued the government shutdown may reflect poorly upon the Republican Party leading into the 2014 midterm elections.

U.Va. plans for government shutdown

At midnight Tuesday, federal legislators announced an official government shutdown due to partisan contention regarding President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act. The impact of the government shutdown on the University is minimal for now, but a prolonged shutdown could have severe consequences on University operations.

Athletics drive rising college costs, study finds

The rising cost of attending college is driven partly by universities using students’ tuition and fees to finance non-academic services, such as athletic programs, campus recreation and student housing, according to a report released by the Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission.

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