July 12th, 2012 issue #1128

July 12th, 2012
  • Borrowed assets: Did deans plagiarize or just repeat 'gobbledygook'?

    In the wake of the abrupt June 10 resignation of University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan, the deans of UVA– before eventually reversing themselves and calling for reinstatement– sent out a raft of statements urging calm, resolution, and damage control. But the messages contained something peculiar: identical words. For instance, a paragraph from Darden Dean Robert Bruner and Engineering School Dean James Aylor, explaining the controversial reasons why Sullivan was departing, appear to be nearly verbatim.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Biggest discovery: UVA scientists are part of a Large Hadron Collider team in Europe that finds what may be the Higgs boson– a.k.a. the "God particle"– believed...

The Dish

  • Monday bustle: Diners skate out for Restaurant Week

    Tony and Ana Jorge were making their way back to their car on Water Street as the rain stopped and the mercury dropped Monday evening, the first night of Restaurant Week. T...

  • South Street does lunch

    Downtown just welcomed a weekend new weekend lunch option. Last Friday, July 6, South Street Brewery started serving lunch."We're running a limited soup, sandwich, and burg...


Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

  • Positive Latitude

    5/21/2012 Bruce Willenburg & Patricia Vaughn to Noel & Nefret Hanna Stringham & Sawsan Said-Hanna, 926 Henry Avenue, $180,000 5/22/2012 Joseph Allan & Mel...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    July 12 at 10am at the Albemarle Courthouse Property: 3595 Presidents Road Debtor: David E. Clark and Hunter Pruitt Original amount owing: $313,186 Bidder brings: 10 percen...

Movie Reviews

Music Features


  • Table of contents

    COVERCopycats?In the days after UVA president Teresa Sullivan's unceremonious ouster, University deans scrambled to issue statements. A closer look at some of their words r...




  • Governor's power exceeds state's contribution

    With the Commonwealth contributing  percent of The University's budget [June 21: "'Important alum': Donor Jones had role in Sullivan ouster"], why is any governor maki...

  • Report shouldn't have noted race

    I normally enjoy the Hook and the wide array of articles and opinions within.  However, I was dismayed at your comment in the article about the time capsule [June 7: "...


Black and White

  • Independence Day

    Independence Day at Monticello included famed gymnast Nadia Comăneci and a young girl with a flag. Missing, however, were the silhouettes of two house-hugging liriodendron...

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