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Consider a Major in Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law

Are you still undecided about your major? Consider majoring in Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law (PPL). There is an interest meeting on Wednesday, February 26th from 730-930 in NAU HALL 342! The selective interdisciplinary major provides the opportunity for undergraduates to study law and public policy from a philosophical perspective.  Students in the program study topics such as extending legal privilege of marriage to same-sex couples, how far free speech rights extend, should the state fund the arts, etc. There are co-requisites…

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Attacks on Brussels Alarm the UVa Community

Early Tuesday morning in Brussels, Belgium, at least 34 people were killed and 150 injured during bombings in the airport and metro, carried out by ISIS suicide bombers. Since then, major U.S. cities like New York, D.C., and Chicago have ramped up their security, particularly at central transportation hubs. Although there are no specific threats against the U.S., Americans are more frightened than ever before. UVa students are also alarmed at the news, wondering what this means regarding protection for students on Grounds and security for…

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The old lion is dead

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows…

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UVA Comm School Student Detained in North Korea

Third-year Commerce school student and Theta Chi fraternity member Otto Frederick Warmbier is now detained in North Korea, according to the state-run Chosun Central News Agency’s report on the 22nd. According to the report, Warmbier is undergoing investigation under charges for “hostile act against the [North Korean] republic.” It also claimed that Warmbier entered North Korea disguised as a tourist to destroy the country’s unity with “the tacit connivance of the U.S. government and under its manipulation.” It did not, however, specify…

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UVa Holds Vigil for Terror Victims in Paris, Middle East

On November 17, the University of Virginia gathered for a candlelight vigil in memory of the victims of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, Iraq, Lebanon, and other parts of the Middle East. Held in the Amphitheater, it was co-sponsored by UVa’s Student Council, the Office of the Dean of Students, the French House, the Department of French, the Muslim Student Association (MSA), the Lebanese Club, and the Global Student Council at UVA. Several people – ranging from Dr. Scott Beardsley, Dean of the Darden School, to members…

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Joaquin and Fall Break Plans

Happy ‘Fall Break’ UVa students! Whether you’re hopping on a plane, train, or automobile to travel over break or just hunkering down in Clemons for a fun weekend of studying, I have news for you – you’re going to get wet. It is predicted that Hurricane Joaquin, now a category 4 storm, is going to pay the east coast of the United States a visit this weekend. Before you start stocking up on non-perishable foods, toilet paper, and other over 21 year…

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How YOU Can Make a Difference in the Fight Against Cancer

  “The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.” – Why We Relay Approximately 4 million people from over 20 countries participate in Relay for Life in a given year. Since Relay for Life’s establishment in May 1986, nearly $5 billion has been raised towards the fight against cancer. It is with organizations like this…

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9/11 Never Forget Ceremony

September 11, 2001 marks a tragic day for the United States. Approximately 3,000 victims were killed between the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the field outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania – marking the most deadly terrorist attack in world history. Three University of Virginia student organizations including Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), the Burke Society, and the College Republicans would like to invite you to remember those lost on this horrific day by attending their 3rd annual co-hosted 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. The…

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Jesse Mathew Charged with Capital Murder

According to a report by The Washington Post, Jesse Matthew, the alleged killer of UVa student Hannah Graham, will now face the charge of capital murder. Previously, Matthew had only been charged with abduction with intent to defile. After the police obtained more evidence about the case, Matthew was later charged with first degree murder. However, the charges have been changed once more. The first degree murder charge has been upgraded to capital murder based on the aggravating factors of abduction and sexual…

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New Dorm Named In Honor of University Slave Couple

On Wednesday, March 25th, the UVa Board of Visitors announced their decision to name the new residence hall built on Alderman Rd., Gibbons House, in honor of the slave couple William and Isabella Gibbons. According to the Slavery at University of Virginia Visitor’s Guide and a report from UVAToday, Mr. Gibbons was a slave for Professor Henry Howard in the 1840s, and later worked as a butler for Professor William H. McGuffey at the University of Virginia. Mrs. Gibbons was a servant…

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