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Jefferson Center gives nine "Jefferson Muzzle" awards

The Charlottesville-based Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression announced nine recipients for the 2014 Jefferson Muzzle awards. The awards, according to the group’s website, “draw national attention to abridgments of free speech and press and, at the same time, foster an appreciation for those tenets of the First Amendment.”

University to confront Clery Act policy change

The University will likely redefine its sexual assault policy next fall pending the approval of new clarifications put forth by the U.S. Department of Education related to the Violence Against Women Act. The DOE approved a draft Tuesday which clarified the policies and definitions found in the Clery Act, a piece of 1990 legislation which governs national campus security, as amended by VAWA. The changes will largely redefine how the University views cases of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

MRC finishes recruitment, begins interviews

The Minority Rights Coalition ended its recruitment process for members of new committees earlier this month and is now having interviews for the potential members. The new committees will help the broader organization provide services to the student body.

University provides free software to students, faculty

The University Library’s $27,097,307 total budget is 79 percent comprised of student tuition and state general funds. StatLab Head Michelle Claibourn said the technological and software services the Library offers with part of that budget are helpful to researchers in the University.

Dumler bill moves passes House unanimously

A bill allowing public officials to be removed from office after being convicted of a sex crime passed unanimously in the Virginia House of Delegates earlier this week. Del. Rob Bell, R-Albemarle, introduced the bill in response to the Christopher Dumler case last year.

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