Category : Virginia

Southeast / Virginia - 17 hours ago

Educator hopes to prevent violence in class

Natalie Hagler, a third-year doctoral candidate in the UF College of Education, is developing a class about cultural awareness that could deter students from violence. Deborah Strange @DeborahJStrange An expelled student fatally shot 17 former class...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 day ago

Women brew some change in craft beer industry

Andrew Caplan @AACaplan As women show more muscle in the workforce, politics and media, change is brewing across the nation — some of that coming to Gainesville on Friday. Betty Mejia, a brewer for the Miami-based Lincoln's Beard Brewing Company, r...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 day ago

P.K. Yonge dean confident he'll be exonerated

Cleveland Tinker @ClevelandTinker Two counts of battery involving students are baffling to John Bourn, the dean of students at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School who faces the charges, said his attorney, Peg O'Connor. Bourn was placed on paid...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 day ago

UF Health Cancer Center takes on toughest cases

The center's new role will boost the availability of clinical-trial medications for patients. By Kayla Turner Correspondent Starting this month, the UF Health Cancer Center will become one of 39 treatment sites in North America using new experimenta...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 day ago

Active Streets + 352 Creates want you on the move

By Renee Castro Correspondent Sunday will be a perfect day to not spend on the couch. In a celebration of creativity and movement for health and well being, Active Streets and 352 Creates are collaborating on a community event for the first time. T...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 days ago

Lawmakers look at arming school personnel

Now attention is turning to a program in Polk County, where Sheriff Grady Judd already has begun arming teachers. Zac Anderson Political Editor @zacjanderson Proposals to arm teachers to defend against school shooters have been floated in the Florid...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 days ago

The N-Word and Language as Property

Debates about whether Whites in academia — professors or students — are entitled to sling and fling the N-word with abandon, be it in a song, a “lesson” or some sort of speculative “thought experiment” (as seems to be the case with the most recent i...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 days ago

Texas Students Welcome Campus Support Groups

With $25,000 in funding from a two-year college-completion grant, the Department of Residence Life at Texas A&M University (TAMU) created two social support groups for African-American and Hispanic students to increase their comfort and confiden...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 days ago

Fire warning: Irma's debris could go up in flames

It's already started. Seven small wildfires have occurred in the past two days in the district consisting of Alachua, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion and Putnam counties. Cindy Swirko @CindySwirko Hurricane Irma unleashed plenty of rain over the region last...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 days ago

Battery complaints behind UF police probe of dean

Cleveland Tinker @ClevelandTinker Two allegations of simple battery involving students led to John Bourn, dean of students at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, being placed on administrative leave this week, according to Maj. Brad Barber, s...