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Redistricting bill passes Senate, stirs debate

The Virginia Senate voted by a narrow 20-19 margin last Friday to pass a controversial redistricting bill, which would create new boundaries for the state's 11 congressional districts. Sen.

Dean suggests new teaching assessment model

[caption id="attachment_48711" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Education Dean Robert Pianta has introduced MyTeachingPartner, a new model for evaluating teacher performance.

Abortion bill heads to McDonnell

A state bill which would impose regulations on abortion clinics like hospitals cleared two state agencies last week and now needs only Gov.

U.Va. endowment increases

[caption id="attachment_48060" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The University maintained a steady return on its endowment during the past five years.

Organization rejects regional water plan

Citizens for a Sustainable Water Plan held a news conference last Thursday to call for a full rejection of the current regional water plan, asserting Charlottesville City Council has turned a blind eye to facts in favor of speculative future growth and development interests. CSWP rebuffed the proposal to construct a new dam and pipeline at the Ragged Mountain Reservoir, saying the decision was based on outdated and flawed information.

Three men rob fourth year at gunpoint

Fourth-year College student Danny Schmidt reported being robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday while walking home from the library around 2 a.m. Schmidt was walking north on Rugby Road near Grady Avenue behind three black males, according to the Charlottesville Police press release.


[caption id="attachment_45513" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The University Medical Center saw an increase of about $62.1 million in net income during the last fiscal year.

Panhandlers sue City

[caption id="attachment_45399" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A city ordinance, currently in dispute in district court, makes it illegal to solicit money on the downtown mall.

Judge OKs stay in A.G.

The long-standing battle between Virginia Attorney General and University alumnus Ken Cuccinelli and the University concerning access rights to private research documents met another delay Friday when a judge approved the University's petition for a temporary stay. Albermarle County Circuit Judge Cheryl Higgins approved the requested postponement of the court's decision during a Friday court hearing, citing a need to defer to the Supreme Court of Virginia's anticipated decisions on appeals related to the case, according to numerous reports. Cuccinelli's revised demand for the documents will be considered once more after the Supreme Court of Virginia issues its rulings on these appeals. Cuccinelli is seeking documents pertaining to the climate change research of former University Environmental Sciences Prof.

Suspects attack male

[caption id="attachment_44506" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Four or five unidentified males reportedly attacked a male victim on the 1100 block of John Street and fled with his wallet at about 1:35 a.m.

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