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Appeal seeking early release denied in U.Va. slaying

Oct. 12, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former University of Virginia lacrosse player’s efforts to get released early from his 25-year sentence in the 2010 slaying of his ex-girlfriend have been denied, again, by a federal appellate court. George Huguely V, of Chevy Chase, Maryland,...

UVA Medical Center putting $30M into merit raises, pay hikes

Oct. 08, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia Medical Center is putting more than $30 million into merit raises and pay increases in the next fiscal year to reward and retain current workers and improve recruitment of new employees, according to an official. ...

$50M gift will fund new University of Virginia arts center

Sep. 25, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia has announced plans for a new performing arts center funded by a $50 million donation. University President Jim Ryan announced Friday that the gift is being made by Tessa Ader. The news release said the new center...

Historical society identifying graves of slaves at Va. park

Sep. 05, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Just 800 feet away from the Meadowcreek Golf Course clubhouse lies an undisrupted square of land marked off with a low rope fence. Beneath the grass, the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society and the city of Charlottesville believe there are at least 43...

Report: Virginia college vaccine mandates unevenly enforced

Aug. 29, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — While dozens of Virginia colleges and universities have implemented COVID-19 vaccine mandates for the fall semester, a newspaper report found loopholes mean those requirements are sometimes going unenforced. As the first week of college classes...

Transgender inmate sues Virginia prisons over surgery denial

Aug. 27, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A transgender man held at a women's prison in Virginia is suing state prison officials after being denied breast removal surgery. Jason Yoakam, who is serving sentences for murder, conspiracy to commit murder and a firearm offense, says the...

UVA: Students who didn't meet vaccine mandate disenrolled

Aug. 20, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — More than 200 University of Virginia students who didn’t comply with the school’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement have been disenrolled ahead of the fall semester. The school disenrolled 238 students, including 49 students who were enrolled...

UVA, Virginia Tech announce new face mask mandates

Aug. 08, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia is requiring everyone on campus to wear face masks indoors starting Monday in the wake of rising coronavirus infections from a highly contagious variant. All students, faculty, staff and visitors -- including those...