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Adoption bill passes

The Virginia House of Delegates passed a Republican-backed bill 71-28 Friday, which would allow private adoption agencies to deny child adoption by individuals based on their religious or moral beliefs, including views on homosexuality. Sen.

College costs, tuition rise

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni published a report Monday which found that administrative costs and tuition are rising, while educational spending is decreasing. The report looked at 15 public universities and 24 private institutions in Virginia and concluded that the cost of tuition and fees totals more than 40 percent of Virginia's median household income at 17 private institutions. Less than half of the institutions surveyed in the study graduate the majority of their students in four years. The University, however, has a four-year graduation rate of 85 percent, ranking higher than the average Virginia institution surveyed in the study. The study aims to give policymakers and the public information about colleges and universities in a clear and succinct manner, said Michael Poliakoff, ACTA policy director and co-author of the report. "In this state, with its storied history in the birth of this nation, only two of these schools had a requirement for the foundational of history and government.

U.Va. honors professor

[caption id="attachment_48130" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Robert Rood is survived by his wife, two daughters and four siblings.

West Range alleys to close

[caption id="attachment_46231" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Between Oct. 3 and Oct. 12, barricades and signs will reroute pedestrian traffic.

Speakers discuss U.S. debt

[caption id="attachment_45858" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The event was part of a series designed to bring University community members together to discuss current events.

Earlier classes benefit students

[caption id="attachment_45134" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Researchers were surprised by their findings that students with later classes did not perform as well as those who started earlier in the day.

Bill to aid research and commercialization

Virginia Sen. Mark Herring, D-Loudoun, and Sen. Steve Newman, R-Forest, are co-sponsoring legislation which would create three separate programs to accelerate technology research and commercialization throughout Virginia, including one to attract professors and researchers to commonwealth colleges. The legislation also creates a program intended to help companies commercialize technology projects and an expanded Research Matching Funds Program, which will help research institutions match and leverage federal and private funding for research and commercialization, Herring explained.

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