Donald Sensabaugh


Radford student body supports smoking ban

Signs outside Dabney and Bonnycastle dorms on McCormick Road that tell students “No Smoking in Building or Within 20 Feet of Building” do so incorrectly since the correct distance is 25 feet. Confusion about the University’s smoking rules, however, goes beyond official signs.

Blank and Sullivan announce grant for University innovation

Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank and University President Teresa Sullivan announced Wednesday the Virginia Innovation Partnership — a fund that supports start-ups and early-stage technologies — will receive a $1 million federal grant. The award is part of $7 million in new grants available through the i6 Challenge, an annual initiative led by the Department of Commerce that funds innovation-based entrepreneurial projects.

Task force debates human rights commission creation

The Charlottesville Human Rights Task Force held its second open forum Thursday night to hear community members’ ideas about the possible creation of a more permanent commission to study discrimination within the City. City Council launched the task force in February in response to a request from the Dialogue on Race, a local group that advocates discussions on racism and diversity. The committee, if created, would investigate instances of bias or injustice in Charlottesville. About 60 community members attended the event, hosted in First Baptist Church.

Panel talks U.Va.’s future

Community representatives invested in the events that occurred during the summer around University President Teresa Sullivan’s forced resignation sat in front of an eager audience Wednesday afternoon.

Goode qualifies for state ballot

With a little help from grassroots supporters, former Congressman Virgil Goode will have his shot at the White House in November.

University fraternity investigated for hazing

The hazing allegations levied against the University’s Lambda Zeta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, a historically African-American fraternity, paint a picture of routine humiliation, intimidation and physical violence. After an informant told University Police about potentially dangerous pledging practices, officers launched a formal investigation into the fraternity, according to a medical records search warrant issued Aug. 27.

President stresses voter participation at Charlottesville rally

More than 7,500 Barack Obama supporters flooded the Downtown Mall Wednesday afternoon to see the president speak at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. Obama covered a breadth of campaign issues, including the economy, his signature health care bill, the war in Afghanistan and gay marriage in a speech meant to appeal to the same kinds of young voters who in 2008 flocked to the polls in large numbers to propel him to victory.

Biomedical curriculum

The University’s Medical School is updating its curriculum this semester at the graduate level to promote more interdisciplinary skills necessary for future scientists.

Muller passes away aged 92

The man who helped convince the Board of Visitors to fund the present-day University Hospital, former University Vice President for Health Affairs William 'Harry' Henry Muller Jr.

Yale professor visits University, discusses political mass killings

Timothy Snyder, a Yale University history professor and author, gave a lecture Thursday in Ruffner Hall about his book “Bloodlands.” The novel focuses on the Holocaust and other political mass killings in Poland, Ukraine, the Baltic States and Eastern Russia. Rather than taking a chronological approach to killings, Snyder examines the events of individual regions, placing them in the larger context of international politics.