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Callie Herod

Group requests drug law reform

A group attempting to minimize the legal repercussions which accompany the possession of marijuana approached Charlottesville City Council Monday with a resolution which aims to direct law enforcement away from marijuana prosecutions.

School teams up with Peace Corps

[caption id="attachment_49248" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The Medical School announced a new master's program yesterday combining public health and service in the Peace Corps.


Council passes peace resolution

[caption id="attachment_48932" align="alignleft" width="263" caption="Mayor Satyendra Huja hopes to improve the Charlottesville community by saving war funds.

Student falls off Phi Psi balcony

[caption id="attachment_48255" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A fourth-year student was hospitalized with non-threatening injuries Saturday afternoon after falling from a balcony at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house.

Court weigh in on CD case

The Virginia Supreme Court delivered an opinion Friday which presents an additional hurdle to The Cavalier Daily and Virginia Tech's Collegiate Times in their legal battle to gain the right to publish advertisements which reference alcohol. The court ruled that, even if the majority of the newspaper's readership is 21 or older, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board's regulations can still include college newspapers if the intention of the newspaper is to distribute to people under 21, said Rebecca Glenberg, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, who represents the newspapers. At issue is the definition of a "college newspaper," which the board defines as "any college or university publication that is prepared, edited or published primarily by students at such institution ... and which is distributed or intended to be distributed primarily to persons under 21 years of age." The board's current regulations do not allow college newspapers to print advertisements that refer to beer, wine and mixed drinks. The ACLU filed a lawsuit in 2006 on behalf of The Cavalier Daily and The Collegiate Times challenging these regulations, arguing that the student publications do not fall under the jurisdiction of the board's regulations because more than half of the publications' readers are 21 or older. Neither The Cavalier Daily nor The Collegiate Times are collegiate publications and therefore cannot be regulated by the board, Glenberg said, though she acknowledged that it is ultimately a matter for a judge to decide.

Professor wins research grant

The Alzheimer's Association awarded Asst. Psychology Prof. Brian Wiltgen last month with the New Investigator Research Grant, a two-year award worth $100,000, to investigate a part of the brain essential to memory, and whether its adaptability is a factor in deterring disease.

Student faces court sentencing

College student Farah Shah, facing a Class 1 misdemeanor for computer trespassing, was sentenced Tuesday to complete 50 hours of community service.

Harringtons speak at U.Va.

[caption id="attachment_46975" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Dan and Gil Harrington presented law enforcement officials working on Morgan Harrington's case with a painting to thank them and encourage them to continue the investigation.

JAG School celebrates 60 years

[caption id="attachment_46664" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The JAG School moved to the University from Michigan during the Korean War.

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