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College Republicans Host Americans for Prosperity Director

Monday night the UVa College Republicans hosted the Virginia Director of Americans for Prosperity, Audrey Jackson. Jackson told us about her involvement in conservative politics as a College Republican at Eastern Mennonite University, and how her devotion led her to manage the successful 2005 House of Delegates race for Matthew Lohr, who now serves as Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture. Until very recently, Jackson was Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s Director of Legislative and Government Affairs. Jackson told us about how one day Cuccinelli…

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Nearly 200 Years Later, and We've Still Got It

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting free speech on college campuses, has released their national database ranking colleges and universities across the United States on the degree to which they promote free speech. All institutions of higher learning are given a grade, either green light meaning very tolerant of free expression, yellow light meaning somewhat intolerant or red light meaning serious prohibitions of free expression. Curious, I decided to check out how our…

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NeW; Seventh Anniversary at the University of Virginia

On September 28, 2004, conservative women at UVa founded the Network of enlightened Women, or NeW, in order to present an alternative to the liberal and feminist groups available to college women on campuses nationwide. NeW has since grown into a national organization with chapters at over 20 U.S. universities, providing conservative female students with resources and events. These events range from book club and support group meetings to interest events for the larger campus communities. On September 29, 2011, NeW at…

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