Education

Wounded VT graduate to attend State of the Union
Published on Jan 28th, 2008
0 comments Less than a year after a Roanoke Times photographer made Kevin Sterne's wounded body the iconic image of the April 16, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech, the recent graduate will sit in the balcony at...
UVA apps up 4.5% despite Early Decision nix
Published on Jan 17th, 2008
0 comments Despite dropping Early Decision programs that critics claimed gave favorable treatment to affluent students, UVA and two like-missioned Ivies had more applications this year. According to the Boston...
I am not a neo-Nazi: Strom pleads to kid porn
Published on Jan 14th, 2008
10 comments Protesting descriptions of himself in the media as a neo-Nazi and white supremacist, Kevin Alfred Strom, 51, pleaded guilty today to one count of possession of child pornography in U.S. District...
Holland refunds brother money to ECU
Published on Dec 19th, 2007
1 comments Former UVA basketball coach and athletic director Terry Holland finds himself embroiled in a minor controversy at his current job as AD at East Carolina University. The Greenville, North Carolina,...
Durkee returns… with anti-splurge film
Published on Dec 11th, 2007
2 comments Don't know what to get your best friend, cousin Elmer, or significant other for Christmas this year? Worried about spending too much money? Well, two Charlottesville natives have some words of...
Snap o’ the Day: Bricker’s studio
Published on Dec 9th, 2007
0 comments Virginia Metalcrafters may have shut down, but molten metal still flows in Waynesboro. Today, foundryman Robert Bricker, at left with two assistants, poured bronze for several trophies in an art...
Hysterical historians? ‘tasteless’ history blog disappears
Published on Dec 6th, 2007
2 comments City Councilor Kendra Hamilton thought it was a "great idea," and fellow councilor Dave Norris called it a "wonderful new blog." "I'm adding Hysterical Society to my blogroll," wrote Norris in a...
No more Dyke for boys school
Published on Nov 22nd, 2007
2 comments Parents accustomed to mailing care packages to their sons at Blue Ridge School have been using a different address for the last few years– but who (besides them) knew? Yep, mail that formerly...
Party parents freed after 5 months?
Published on Nov 20th, 2007
0 comments Five months into their 27-month terms for holding a beer party for underaged teens, the two local parents whose sentences made international news have been released, according to the...
CHS Debaters bring home gold
Published on Nov 14th, 2007
1 comments Competing against 19 other schools, Charlottesville High School took the top prize in the recent Broad Run Invitational Debate Tournament. According to a City release, the CHS team won not only first...
Search and destroy: Scottie Griffin battles online rep
Published on Nov 14th, 2007
11 comments It appears former Charlottesville School superintendent Scottie Griffin has been Googling her name, as have her potential employers, only to be reminded of something she would rather forget....
Hysterical historians?
Published on Nov 12th, 2007
1 comments Who knew historians were so whacky, man? It appears the folks over at the Charlottesville/Albemarle Historical Society have decided to let their freak flag fly by launching a blog called the...
Culprits in 700K park: vagrants, chipped paint
Published on Nov 11th, 2007
6 comments Now we finally know why McGuffey Park needed a nearly $700K overhaul: sleeping vagrants and chipping paint, according to this morning's Daily Progress. While I never saw a sleeping vagrant there (and...
Snap o’ the day: Lewis the bird
Published on Nov 3rd, 2007
0 comments "Lewis," the mascot of Meriwether Lewis Elementary School, welcomes a fifth-grader to the PTO's $5 sausage and pancake breakfast fundraiser at Applebee's this morning. #
Tech families get $208,000
Published on Nov 1st, 2007
1 comments Relatives of those killed in the Virginia Tech massacre will receive checks for $208,000, the Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday. The money is administered by the same man who administered the 9/11...
UVA ousts for ‘honor’ only
Published on Oct 29th, 2007
7 comments A recent report in the Virginian-Pilot finds that UVA has not expelled a single student for anything other than infractions of the school's vaunted Honor Code in the past five years. The Pilot story...
See video from last night’s ‘lie-in’
Published on Oct 17th, 2007
3 comments To commemorate the 6-month anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings and protest what they see as lax gun laws, a group of 32 demonstrators gathered on the South Lawn at the University of Virginia...
‘Lie-in’ six months after Tech massacre
Published on Oct 15th, 2007
0 comments The six-month anniversary of Virginia Tech massacre will be commemorated tomorrow on the UVA Lawn as 32 students lie down in protest. The participants represent the fallen students and teachers...
Jews now 10% of UVA
Published on Oct 11th, 2007
4 comments The Jewish Ledger, a weekly newspaper, finds that UVA has just joined another elite club, the universities that have a student population that's at least 10 percent Jewish. The Ledger got the info...
Lewis & Clark host Columbus Day protesters
Published on Oct 8th, 2007
24 comments Downtown schlubs who didn't get a Columbus Day vacation at least got to catch a glam protest at the foot of the Lewis and Clark statue on the way to work. Wearing evening gowns and beauty pageant...
Beauty queens for Sacagawea
Published on Oct 4th, 2007
13 comments Miss Representation and Miss Informed promenade the Downtown Mall seeking 500 signatures for a petition to correct the portrayal of Lewis and Clark guide Sacagawea in the statue at Ridge and West...
‘Little Eichmanns’ quotester to speak
Published on Oct 2nd, 2007
9 comments One of America's more polarizing figures, the man who defended the 9/11 terrorists while claiming that the victims were agents of their own destruction, or "little Eichmanns" as he so famously put...
Easters cancellation 25 years ago recalled
Published on Sep 29th, 2007
9 comments A Hook journalist recently came across this poster which appears to have been created after the November 1982 announcement that UVA was attempting to cancel Easters, an annual Bacchanal centered...
Spivey gets 21 months for sexual abuse
Published on Sep 27th, 2007
1 comments As an indication of how established and well-regarded former Charlottesville High School choir director Jonathan Spivey was in the community, the chairman of the city School Board, Alvin Edwards,...
New Cabell won’t be demoed
Published on Sep 26th, 2007
0 comments UVA's mammoth undergraduate classroom building, New Cabell Hall, long slated for the wrecking ball as part of the South Lawn Project, will not be demolished, according to a story in this morning's...
Blues ‘genius’ Corey Harris wins big grant
Published on Sep 25th, 2007
5 comments Musicians like Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and even the Wu-Tang Clan's GZA have been dubbed "genius," but none has the paperwork to justify the title like Corey Harris. The local blues musician...
Richmond City Hall turns freak show
Published on Sep 22nd, 2007
2 comments Boredom never stands a chance when L. Douglas Wilder is running the show, but his City Hall in Richmond has soared to new heights... or new lows, according to these stories in Style Weekly and the...
Mr. Monticello, Dan Jordan, to exit
Published on Sep 21st, 2007
1 comments Perhaps no man since a certain "Sage" has one man been more closely associated with Monticello than longtime head Dan Jordan, but Jordan plans to say farewell next year. He has set November 1, 2008...
Warner toys with Senate run
Published on Sep 7th, 2007
1 comments Former Governor Mark Warner refused to reveal to Darden students Friday whether he's running for the U.S. Senate– or his old job as governor. He did promise to announce his candidacy for one...
UVA museum embroiled in art scandal
Published on Sep 5th, 2007
0 comments The University of Virginia Art Museum holds in its collection 6th-century B.C. artifacts that Italy says are stolen, and a museum in Sicily claims they will be returned in 2008, according to the New...