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Kevin Mead

Hospital errs on payroll

[caption id="attachment_39560" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="University Health System discovered that it mistakenly underpaid several employees due to confusion over federal regulation.

Students help prisoner

University Law students working for the Innocence Project are currently reviewing the case of Justin Wolfe, a man convicted of murder-for-hire in Northern Virginia. In 2001, Owen Barber shot and killed Daniel Petrole, a major marijuana dealer in Northern Virginia.

In 2012 Huguely was convicted for the 2010 murder of fellow University student and ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love. He is currently serving a 23-year sentence.

Officials postpone Huguely hearing

[caption id="attachment_39182" align="alignleft" width="239" caption="Former University lacrosse player George Huguely is charged with first-degree murder in relation to the death of fellow lacrosse player Yeardley Love.

Library acquires, digitizes civil rights footage

[caption id="attachment_38667" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The National Endowment for the Humanities has offered the University Library a $250,000 grant to digitize rare footage from the civil rights era.

Surveys reveal exercise trends

A recent study at Indiana University, Bloomington shows that students tend to gain weight and exercise less as they move throughout their college careers, contradicting the commonly held notion of a "freshman 15" weight gain. In general, seniors at the campus walk less, perform less moderate exercise and perform less vigorous exercise than their freshman counterparts, said Jeanne Johnston, study author and assistant kinesiology professor. Seniors weighed more and had higher body-mass indexes, probably as a result of these habits, Johnston said.

Institute seeks to merge with state university

The New College Institute in Martinsville, Va. is looking to become a branch campus of an existing state university, Director Barry Dorsey said. NCI, which currently offers degree-completion programs in conjunction with the University and eight other institutions, was founded in 2006, when the Virginia General Assembly approved $2.5 million in initial appropriations, which was matched by the nonprofit Harvest Foundation. "The New College Institute is one thing that the Harvest Foundation hoped would transform Martinsville," Dorsey said. Virginia lawmakers created NCI with the intention of offering programs from other schools only for its first six years of existence, Dorsey said.

Perriello campaign reports office theft

The campaign office of Congressman Tom Perriello, D-Charlottesville, was broken into the morning of Election Day, said Jessica Barba, communications director for the Perriello campaign. Door hangers labeled with local polling locations had been stolen and passed out to the wrong houses, Barba said.

Rally for Sanity

Few people would have guessed that two comedians successfully could organize a semi-political event, drawing more than 200,000 people to the National Mall this weekend.

Students put out fire in Helms Theatre

A small fire broke out in the drama department's Helms Theatre yesterday morning. The fire started in a prop box and did not spread, said Richard Jones, battalion chief with the Charlottesville Fire Department. The fire department is still investigating the cause of the fire, but Ralph Allen, the University's director of environmental health and safety, said a malfunctioning prop cigar was probably the cause. "In all likelihood, it was a stage prop that was designed to keep the stage safe," Allen said.

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