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Honor focuses on outreach efforts

[caption id="attachment_38961" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Although Honor Committee members hoped to see higher turnout at the mock trials, they still believe the sessions provided a good opportunity for students interesting in learning about the system.

Supreme Court denies appeal

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal yesterday from the Richmond Federal Appeals Court addressing a regulation issued by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission banning advertisements for alcoholic beverages in college newspapers.

Schools see rise in applications

[caption id="attachment_38723" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Much like other schools, the University's Office of Admissions, located in Peabody Hall, above, has seen an increasing amount of applications recently.

Growth outpaces local ecosystem

The population growth of the Charlottesville-Albemarle region is outpacing what the local ecosystem can withstand, according to research from Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population. The local nonprofit organization recently finished the first phase of its Optimal Sustainable Population Size Project, which aims to determine how many people the region can support sustainably.

City may revamp housing waitlist

The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority is considering changing the system that regulates the waiting list for access to public housing. The Housing Authority is a public agency that, among other services, provides public housing to Charlottesville residents.

Female student escapes attacker

[caption id="attachment_37131" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A student on Rugby Road early Saturday morning escaped an attack when someone tried to pull her into some nearby bushes.

Two groups honor English professor

University English Prof. Rita Dove recently received two awards for her work in poetry - the 2010 Ohiona Poetry Book Award and the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers' Ambassador Award. She received the Book Award for Poetry for her recently published book of poems, "Sonata Mulattica." Linda Hengst, executive director of the Ohioana Library, said the Ohioana Book Award was created to bring attention to outstanding works of Ohio authors or authors who were born in or have lived in Ohio for at least five years.

Court convicts Chang for death

Former University student Alan Yuan Chang was found guilty Thursday of voluntary manslaughter and unlawful wounding of his father Jian Zhang. The following Friday evening, after three hours of deliberation, the Henrico Circuit Court jury suggested a four-year sentence for the voluntary manslaughter conviction and a $2,500 fine for the unlawful wounding conviction. Before coming to a conclusion, the jury was deadlocked, almost ending the case in a mistrial.

Alert system fails to perform as planned

[caption id="attachment_35332" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The University's alert system, which uses sirens, texts, e-mails and other means to communicate with students about emergencies, will undergo review after failing to function properly.

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