Education

Albemarle school board weighs in on disinfection debate
Published on Jul 21st, 2008
3 comments The Albemarle school board discussed disinfectants at its July 10 meeting. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." That was the mantra of the Albemarle County school board July...
State wonders: Where's John Kluge (and his wallet)?
Published on Jul 16th, 2008
1 comments When the new Virginia Civil Rights Memorial is unveiled in Richmond's Capitol Square July 21, Rita Moseley, 61, will be there with her new college degree. Moseley's degree in business...
A scrubbable feast: Albemarle to decide if green is clean
Published on Jul 9th, 2008
55 comments If your name is Lysol or Clorox, you're no longer welcome in Albemarle County buildings, and you may soon be banned from county schools as well. On June 4, the Board of Supervisors did away with...
STAB alum Frischkorn strong in Tour de France
Published on Jul 7th, 2008
3 comments It may not be the Tour de Lance anymore, but Americans still have a reason to pay attention to this year's Tour de France. After the first three stages of cycling's premiere event, St. Anne's...
Boy Wonder still wonderful
Published on Jul 7th, 2008
3 comments Two years after graduating as the youngest person ever to receive a master's degree from UVA, Greg Smith is still studying. But since 2006, the boy wonder who once made frequent appearances in local...
Locally grown PBS series airs
Published on Jul 3rd, 2008
0 comments When the Hook first talked to Rebecca Frischkorn in 2004, she envisioned GardenStory as a 13-episode television series on gardens as "inspiring places, healing spaces." Four years later, a 10-...
CHS promgoers pose in People
Published on Jun 25th, 2008
2 comments As a high school student, prom may be the ultimate school-related cliché, one that New York photographer Mary Ellen Mark explores in her latest exhibition, "Prom." Traveling around the country over...
Judge affirms Morva's death sentence
Published on Jun 23rd, 2008
2 comments Today in a Christiansburg courtroom, Judge Ray Grubbs upheld a jury's recommendation that William Morva, the man who shot and killed a Montgomery County sheriff's deputy and another man, receive the...
State launches localvore initiative
Published on Jun 19th, 2008
4 comments The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced yesterday that they are launching a program called "Farm-to-School" in order to put locally grown fruits and veggies into...
Blackburn to retire as UVA Dean of Admissions
Published on Jun 10th, 2008
0 comments After nearly a quarter-century of acting as the gatekeeper to high school seniors hoping to matriculate to the University of Viriginia, Dean of Admissions John Blackburn announced yesterday that he...
Cheer up, emo kids
Published on Jun 10th, 2008
3 comments A new study from UVA and England's University of Plymouth may give sad kids a reason to smile–- even if it's only for a little while. These studies show that when attention to detail is needed...
Reveling: Picture book does us proud
Published on Jun 5th, 2008
1 comments That National Geographic's latest offering is a gorgeous photographic amble through our neck of the woods is no surprise. In current parlance, it's what they do. But even so, from its first 10...
Alien craft lands at Stone-Robinson?
Published on May 30th, 2008
21 comments Nope. The device pictured at left was installed at Stone-Robinson Elementary to monitor air quality. For years, some parents and teachers at the school have wondered about the dust that coated the...
Kaine won't quit for Obama
Published on Apr 21st, 2008
0 comments Today, at the University of Virginia, Governor Tim Kaine (D) put to rest any speculation that he would forgo his last year as governor in order to serve in Barack Obama's White House, should the...
Roanoke station wins Peabody Award
Published on Apr 3rd, 2008
0 comments For their coverage of the shootings at Virginia Tech last April, NBC affiliate WSLS in Roanoke has won a Peabody Award, given annually by the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and...
26% of freshHoos own a Mac
Published on Mar 20th, 2008
4 comments Watch out Windows. In just five years, the percentage of UVA first years using a Macintosh has shot from four percent to 26 percent, according to UVA's figures, which provide the basis of a Chronicle...
Yankees play Hokies in baseball exhibition
Published on Mar 18th, 2008
0 comments As the team promised at the time of the April 16 shootings on the Virginia Tech campus, the New York Yankees will take on the Hokies baseball team on their home field in Blacksburg today at 3pm....
Jury: death for Morva
Published on Mar 14th, 2008
3 comments The killer of two men, including former Albemarle police officer Eric Sutphin, was sentenced to death yesterday, 16 months after his crimes shut down the Virginia Tech campus on the first day of...
Home booze bill dead
Published on Mar 10th, 2008
2 comments Wondering what happened to that bill, H.B. 127, that would have punished anyone serving his or her own kids alcohol at home? Richmond Sunlight says it's dead.
Morva murder trial begins tomorrow
Published on Mar 3rd, 2008
3 comments Sixteen months after he shut down the Virginia Tech campus on the first day of classes after escaping from prison and killing two people, including a respected former Albemarle County police officer...
Where’s Jill?
Published on Feb 29th, 2008
2 comments The interim director of the UVA Art Museum, Elizabeth Turner, left, is having a little Final Friday chat this evening between 5:30 and 7:30pm to talk about the museum's future. But will she address...
Students stranded in storm
Published on Feb 27th, 2008
48 comments In one month, Charlottesville Transit Service passengers can look forward to electronically equipped kiosks to let riders track bus locations and arrivals in real time. Unfortunately, the new "bus...
NWS warns, schools respond
Published on Feb 22nd, 2008
6 comments The list is deep: Albemarle, Augusta, Buckingham, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson–- all closed. Even Charlottesville, where ice-melt was liberally slathered last night on...
Tim Gunn gives UVA his guide to post-grad style
Published on Feb 20th, 2008
0 comments "Silhouette, proportion, and fit." Three simple words for Tim Gunn's unofficial guide to style. Of course, his official Guide to Style could be seen on the Bravo network until recently, in addition...
Up 4.21 percent, City budget jump lowest in decade
Published on Feb 15th, 2008
9 comments While Albemarle County tightens its belt and tells schools to soldier forward under an ever-growing shortfall, Charlottesville's coffers are still flush. Its school budget will be fully funded, and...
College shooting movie due out in April
Published on Feb 15th, 2008
2 comments Its release delayed by the April 16, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech, Dark Matter– a movie about a disturbed student who kills his classmates by shooting them in their classroom– will see...
UVA student reactions to Clinton’s visit mixed
Published on Feb 13th, 2008
4 comments Students at the University of Virginia had a lot to say following Sen. Hillary Clinton's (D-NY) question-and-answer session with UVA professor and political pundit Larry Sabato on Monday. While some...
Clinton to UVA class: ‘Politics is not a game’
Published on Feb 11th, 2008
5 comments Normally, UVA professor and political pundit Larry Sabato is the one teaching the University's Introduction to American Politics class, but today his students belonged to Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY...
Clinton to lecture Sabato’s class Monday
Published on Feb 7th, 2008
3 comments Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) will be a guest lecturer at the University of Virginia Monday, February 11. The Clinton campaign confirms that she will address professor and political pundit Larry...
Trees, decks icy; roads simply wet
Published on Feb 1st, 2008
4 comments 6:30am update: According to the Charlottesville Newsplex, Albemarle has opted for a 2-hour delay. Hmm. Last time there was snow, Albemarle's crystal ball wasn't working quite right. They closed the...