Education

UVA ranked #2 public university, again
Published on Aug 17th, 2007
11 comments US News & World Report's newest college rankings are out, and once again UVA is the 2nd ranked public university in the land, right behind UC-Berkeley. In 2003, UVA was the top-ranked public...
VT memorial to be dedicated Sunday
Published on Aug 15th, 2007
0 comments After much speculation as to how Virginia Tech would choose to commemorate the shooting death of 33 students and faculty on April 16, the university will dedicate its memorial this Sunday. The...
Another go for local robots
Published on Aug 11th, 2007
0 comments Two years after its debilitating collapse in the desert, a local team of robotic car creators is back in the running in a key government competition. The Defense Department announced Thursday that "...
DMB to headline ‘Concert for Virginia Tech’
Published on Aug 1st, 2007
0 comments Virginia Tech announced today that Dave Matthews Band will headline "A Concert for Virginia Tech," a star-studded free show for the Tech community at Lane Stadium on Thursday, September 6. DMB...
Victory marchers meet Sheehan singers
Published on Jul 20th, 2007
9 comments One of the larger protests Charlottesville has seen in recent years began this afternoon on the occasion of a visit by America's most renowned bereaved war mom, Cindy Sheehan. "We could impeach Dick...
Worlds may collide at ice park
Published on Jul 19th, 2007
8 comments A counter-rally to Cindy Sheehan's anti-war march is scheduled for Friday in front of the Charlottesville Ice Park. Self-described "Pro-victory" supporters will meet at the Paramount at 5:45pm and...
City yanks principal post from suspect’s wife
Published on Jul 10th, 2007
23 comments Having your husband as the lead suspect in a grisly child killing, especially when you've been accused of providing conflicting alibis, can be dangerous to your chances of running Greenbrier...
UVA to help fat camp
Published on Jul 6th, 2007
1 comments In partnership with Camp Holiday Trails and Kohl's department stores, UVA is lending its expertise to an extended weekend camp for families with an obese child. According to a UVA release, the whole...
Karen Ryan fills Ayers’ slot at UVA
Published on Jul 3rd, 2007
0 comments Now that Ed Ayers has begun his new job as president of the University of Richmond, UVA president John Casteen has announced that Slavic languages specialist Karen Ryan– the associate dean for...
$ crisis pushes WVPT to ax shows
Published on Jun 30th, 2007
1 comments Harrisonburg-based public TV station WVPT, which fights a never-ending battle with WCHV for Charlottesville's hearts and minds (and money), announced yesterday that it was dropping several long-time...
What bonds can build… Monticello’s new visitor center
Published on Jun 28th, 2007
0 comments Plans for a new visitor center at Monticello have been a long time in the making. In 2000, when the UVA Foundation took control of the Blue Ridge Sanatorium property just below Monticello, state...
Monticello borrows $30 million
Published on Jun 27th, 2007
0 comments A Bloomberg news columnist lauds the managers of Monticello (which borrowed $14.8 million in 2004 to get Montalto back) for again tapping the municipal bond market– this time for $30 million,...
Ex-choir man Spivey pleads guilty
Published on Jun 26th, 2007
2 comments Former Charlottesville High choir director Jonathan Spivey pleaded guilty to one count of custodial indecent liberties and entered Alford pleas on three other counts today in Charlottesville...
PVCC unveils new brand, logo
Published on Jun 25th, 2007
1 comments Approaching its 35th birthday, Piedmont Virginia Community College officials have decided to revamp the school's image with a new logo and a new "brand" identity. PVCC: Opportunity. Access....
VT’s Norris Hall to re-open in two weeks
Published on Jun 5th, 2007
0 comments After some speculation as to what would happen to the building that was the site of one of the deadliest shooting incidents in American history, Virginia Tech officials announced today that they...
Silent but deadly
Published on May 18th, 2007
1 comments What's big, blue, genderless, mute, and quite possibly a little bit stinky? Give up? It's Charlottesville's new "gascot," who's helping the gas distribution office of the city's utilities...
French Fry-powered bus rolls in
Published on May 16th, 2007
1 comments Oh, how times have changed. In the 1960s, "You're either on the bus, or you're off the bus" was the rallying call of author Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters, who traveled the country in the early...
Cox lays down his toilet brush
Published on May 9th, 2007
6 comments After making Constitutional history by being the first person to defend the First Amendment with a toilet brush, Charlottesville resident Kevin Cox is calling it quits. "I'm not touching it again...
Another WAHS employee arrested
Published on May 4th, 2007
4 comments A tipsy 15-year-old girl at Western Albemarle High Tuesday led to the arrest of JV softball coach Alisha D. Stewart, 24, of Faber. Yesterday Stewart was charged with two counts of contributing to...
VT fallout? One broken B.B. gun = four arrests
Published on Apr 27th, 2007
11 comments Not since a class full of architecture mystery writing students allegedly trespassed at an abandoned hospital has a UVA class assignment resulted in as much trouble as this one. On Monday night,...
School Board chair handpicks successor
Published on Apr 25th, 2007
1 comments Albemarle School Board Chair Sue Bell Friedman announced today she would not run for a second term representing the sprawling Rivanna District and endorsed Darden HR administrator Ronnie J. Price...
Charlottesville makes Laurie David cry
Published on Apr 24th, 2007
17 comments The woman who came up with the idea of sweetening sermons about global warming with free Sheryl Crow concerts apparently left the stage of the Pavilion last Thursday and burst into tears. Laurie...
Bomb hoax trial set for May 9
Published on Apr 19th, 2007
1 comments Albemarle Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Camblos tells the Hook that the trial of the two juveniles accused of orchestrating a bomb hoax at Brownsville Elementary and Henley Middle schools will begin...
Students declare Friday ‘Orange and Maroon Effect Day’
Published on Apr 19th, 2007
1 comments In the wake of the massacre at Virginia Tech, college students across the country have joined forces to ask people the world over to wear Hokie colors tomorrow in what they are calling "Orange and...
Vigil makes surreal real
Published on Apr 18th, 2007
0 comments Thousands of students and community members flocked to UVA's McIntire amphitheater Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil to remember those affected by the tragedy at Virginia Tech. Student...
Dorm shootings at Virginia Tech kill at least 20
Published on Apr 16th, 2007
1 comments Dispatches over the New River Valley police scanner indicate there have been multiple shootings this morning on the campus of Virginia Tech. The Associated Press reports that a shooting at the...
Another addition to the Cville art scene?
Published on Apr 12th, 2007
2 comments In a November cover story, the Hook wondered if Charlottesville was becoming the "Little Apple" due to its culture, fine dining, and diversity. With a plethora of studios already around town,...
Eight zeroes: Batten gives record gift to UVA
Published on Apr 12th, 2007
5 comments University of Virginia President John Casteen announced today that retired media mogul Frank Batten, Sr. has donated $100 million– the largest gift in UVA's history– to establish the...
Columbian gold! Kluge donates $400 million
Published on Apr 11th, 2007
5 comments Columbia University will announce later today that billionaire former Charlottesville resident John Kluge is giving his alma mater one of the biggest gifts– if not the very biggest– in...
Maxwell brings home Kevin’s Bacon!
Published on Apr 10th, 2007
9 comments In mid-January, Robin Maxwell– an Albemarle mom, triathlete and businesswoman– received a devastating diagnosis: she has Multiple Sclerosis, a degenerative neuromuscular disease that...