Education

Beer co. salutes UVA with $2.5 million
Published on Sep 21st, 2006
0 comments The company whose "we salute you" Bud Light commercials often thank people for minor accomplishments has made a major gift to the university that prides itself on taking a leadership role in...
Bomber dad escapes contempt charge
Published on Sep 19th, 2006
5 comments The father of the 15-year-old ensnared in Albemarle County's bomb conspiracy dragnet escaped his own possible bout behind bars today, as a judge agreed that the dad's intent wasn't sufficient to...
DeLuca revels in his hypnotism
Published on Sep 13th, 2006
0 comments Approximately 5,000 people piled into UVA’s amphitheater last night. That volume of people on a Tuesday evening can only mean one thing: Tom DeLuca's back in town. Postponed two weeks by tropical...
‘Randy Mac’ needs new name
Published on Sep 10th, 2006
7 comments On Saturday, the trustees of Randolph-Macon Woman's College, despite the chants of critics and a possible legal threat by former gubernatorial hopeful Wyatt Durrette, voted to admit men to the...
Jury: UVA student lied, owes $500
Published on Sep 9th, 2006
0 comments A Charlottesville jury decided yesterday that UVA student Tamira Roberson, charged as part of an alleged break-in and brawl at a fraternity house in March, lied about her presence at the scene but...
Sir Ralph gets jail time
Published on Sep 6th, 2006
0 comments Ralph Sampson, the towering figure who ruled U-Hall and transformed UVA basketball into a national powerhouse in the early 1980s, will serve two months in jail as part of the continuing investigation...
Clark Elem. wins escape from ‘choice’
Published on Sep 5th, 2006
2 comments Two years after suffering the federal punishment that let Belmont kids enroll in other Charlottesville schools, George Rogers Clark Elementary has worked its way out of the dreaded "choice" program...
Our own Klebold– or not?
Published on Sep 1st, 2006
16 comments The Albemarle Circuit Court, lately keeping a tight hold on the records of the juvenile defendants in the alleged conspiracy-to-blow-up-high-schools cases, has released documents containing emails...
T-D tests Michaels� new moniker
Published on Sep 1st, 2006
0 comments Tropical storm Ernesto brought more than drenching rains; it brought a first test of a new description for Patrick J. Michaels, the man whose title turned into a hurricane of its own last month. "I...
Conspiracy ‘ringleader’ takes a plea
Published on Sep 1st, 2006
0 comments The then 16-year-old whom some might describe as a very troubled boy but whom County prosecutor Jim Camblos has described as the "ringleader" of a bombing conspiracy has taken a plea. The boy, now 17...
Bomb fallout: Father faces contempt charge
Published on Aug 30th, 2006
0 comments The father of a 16-year-old former Albemarle High student charged with plotting to blow up two high schools has been hit with a contempt of court charge for writing to the school system, Liesel Nowak...
Peatross opens bomb file… sort of
Published on Aug 30th, 2006
1 comments In a somewhat confusing set of moves, Albemarle Circuit Judge Paul Peatross has opened a portion of the court file of the 15-year-old student charged in the school bombing case, this morning's Daily...
Progress presses to open bomb case– again
Published on Aug 23rd, 2006
0 comments Lawyers for Media General, a 16-year-old defendant in the alleged teen bomb plot, and the commonwealth were in court today as Judge Paul Peatross reviewed whether there was still reason to keep the...
Police apprehend Morva
Published on Aug 21st, 2006
0 comments At 3:39pm, word came over the New River Valley police scanner that police had apprehended William Morva in the woods near the rugby and lacrosse fields near Blacksburg's Tech Center Drive. He was...
Fugitive shuts down Virginia Tech
Published on Aug 21st, 2006
4 comments Virginia Tech officials canceled classes at 10:30am today to help police nab barefoot, tie-dye-shirt, khaki-short and white-sheet clad William Morva, an escapee from Montgomery County Jail who's a...
Hook editor subpoenaed in bomb case
Published on Aug 10th, 2006
6 comments In the latest chapter of a case that's put four local teenage boys behind bars after they were convicted of conspiracy for allegedly plotting to blow up two high schools, the Albemarle commonwealth's...
Yates acquitted despite/because of ex-UVA psych
Published on Jul 27th, 2006
2 comments Andrea Yates, the Texas woman who drowned her five children was been declared innocent by reason of insanity yesterday, depsite testimony in the trial from Park Dietz, the former UVA forensic...
Dean Turner announces retirement
Published on Jul 26th, 2006
0 comments UVA has announced that dean of African American Affairs, M. Rick Turner has announced a hasty retirement after 30 years in education, effective July 31, 2006. On July 17, local media reported that...
FUMA off the hook in NCAA probe
Published on Jul 21st, 2006
0 comments Sixteen days after the NCAA singled out Fork Union Military Academy as one of 22 high schools in the country whose academic programs were subject to an investigation, NCAA VP of membership services...
NAACP’s Turner in trouble
Published on Jul 17th, 2006
4 comments A bold voice has fallen silent. UVA's dean of African American Affairs, M. Rick Turner, has been placed on administrative leave following his plea to lying about an alleged drug dealer, according to...
FUMA under fire from NCAA
Published on Jul 6th, 2006
2 comments Normally, Fork Union Military Academy is lauded for excellence on the playing field, as exemplified by alumni like New York Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde and former Tennessee Titans running back...
Other prez offers 4th
Published on Jun 30th, 2006
0 comments Not a big fan of heart-warming immigrants taking their citizenship oaths? Not into the island-wrapping, Park-gating works of the artist known as Christo? Then surely you'll want to drive right past...
No arrests for Crozet party parents
Published on Jun 23rd, 2006
0 comments The Crozet family that held the party that cost numerous Western Albemarle High School students their blemish-free criminal records and chances for post-season athletic play will not face any...
Virginia public schools get a D for cuisine
Published on Jun 21st, 2006
0 comments Apparently Virginia schoolchildren are not the only ones who would rather pack their lunch than eat cafeteria food. The Old Dominion received a D for the food sold at its public schools from the...
Casteen: no more midnight calls
Published on Jun 19th, 2006
1 comments Speaking out for the first time about how the living wage sit-in affected him personally, UVA President John Casteen says he ran out of patience– he eventually had them arrested– only...
UVA loses another player
Published on Jun 19th, 2006
0 comments Chris Johnson claims he was treated unfairly by UVA football Coach Al Groh, and he's joining two other players heading to Grambling State University, according to Jerry Miller in the Progress....
Atkins sworn in as new school supe
Published on Jun 15th, 2006
1 comments Rosa Atkins was sworn in yesterday as Charlottesville’s new school superintendent and will begin work July 3. Atkins, yet another highly accomplished African American woman, takes over in the shadow...
Brittany’s grandfather deceased
Published on Jun 8th, 2006
3 comments Earl Bishop, the man whose name is on the property records for the Bishop Hill Road farm where 11 Albemarle High students were arrested for underage drinking May 19 following the fatal crash of...
Worlds collide in booze debate
Published on Jun 1st, 2006
3 comments It's illegal for minors to drink alcohol, but has 21st century prohibition gone too far? The Hook's portrayal of the 16-arrest WAHS party and the Progress account have little in common. Is that a...
Marshall convicted; ‘UVA 17′ acquitted
Published on May 22nd, 2006
0 comments A professor was convicted, but organizers of the "Living Wage" campaign at the University of Virginia cheered this afternoon's ruling in a Charlottesville courtroom acquitting all 17 students in...