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50% Abortion Rate for UVa Students with Unplanned Pregnancies

Some of you may recall the extreme “UVa Lies” campaign that exploded in several bursts throughout the past year or two (at least). UVa Lies challenged medical ethics at the University of Virginia, with alarming accusations regarding how the school promotes heart disease, breast cancer, cervical cancer, birth defects, and liver cancer and blatantly defies various human rights accords. The main criticisms, however, fell under abortion and contraception practices at the University. Thank goodness, Carol Wood, VP of the Office of Public…

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Piece of Work: Right to Work Laws

On February 1st, Indiana signed into law a historic act making it the 23rd ‘Right to Work’ state. In states without such a statute, a union with the support of 51% of workers can often compel the 49% to join the union or pay ‘non-member’ dues. In such cases, workers may refuse. However, they will lose their jobs. Any one who has passed high school civics can see that this is a gross violation of the basic rights of association and non-association…

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Batten Speaker Series: Eric Cantor's Visit

U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor lectured last Friday to a group of approximately 100 University students. The event, hosted by the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, saw Cantor touching on the subjects of the Congressional agenda and the United States’ role at the forefront of international politics. During his speech, Cantor (R-Va) described the United States as a “Statue of Liberty to the world” and stated that we, as a country, are about “upward mobility.” He also…

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Piece of Work: The Cost of a Minimum Wage

I hate to write on a ‘Hot Button’ issue after so recently damning such an action, however recent events have forced my hand. The city of Charlottesville is currently talking of raising its existing living wage to the $13 per hour recommended by cialis \\ viagra and cialis \\ canadian online pharmacy the University living wage movement. This raise from the current city employee minimum of $11.76 would affect only 52 people, most of whom make $12.72. The total cost for the…

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Piece of Work: Pawlenty Speaks at UVA

On Tuesday evening, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty spoke to a full auditorium in the Special Collections Library. Governor Pawlenty is probably most widely known for his brief time as a Republican presidential candidate. The event was hosted by the Center for Politics and featured a jest filled introduction from Professor Larry Sabato. Governor Pawlenty had more than a few jokes himself when he took the microphone. However, the subject matter was no laughing matter. The topics ranged from Education and the…

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The “Pick Two” Theory of Progressive Labor Reform

I finally put my finger down on one of the big concepts that has been lingering in the back of my head with regards to the Living Wage Campaign’s philosophy. The problem is: how do you put a value on labor (if we assume that value can be reflected in wages paid)? Here is what a Living Wage answer sounds like: we should not pay people based solely on prior experience, special training, or unique ability to complete the requirements of the…

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Don't Rush to Judgment: The Trayvon Martin Case

I’m sure by now that we’ve all heard and seen some media coverage of the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman case. Protests have spread like wildfire across the nation calling for justice for Trayvon. One such protest took place in New York City on March 21st. Here at UVa the Black Student Alliance, along with the NCAAP, held a RALLY FOR TRAYVON MARTIN on March 27th at nine p.m. on the north side of the Rotunda to show their support in calling…

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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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