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UVa-Wise partners with Universidad de los Andes

11 Feb , 2015  

Students gather to speak with Director of International Programs Witold Wolny about upcoming programs. Photo courtesy of Witold Wolny

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise has signed an agreement to become a sister insti­tution to the Universidad de los Andes in Chile.

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Title IX Incident Reported

11 Feb , 2015  

Gilliam Center for the Arts located in the center of campus. Jay David | The Highland Cavalier

An incident of fondling was reported in the UVa-Wise Campus Po­lice crime log on Jan 15. The incident was reported as a Title IX offense and occurred in Gilliam Center for the Arts on campus. According to log, there was no information regarding when the incident took place.

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Love: Spread it, don’t infect it

11 Feb , 2015  

While Feb. 14 may be a day celebrating love, it is also known as International Condom Day. To coincide with this event, The Cen­ter for Student Development and the Student Development Advi­sory Board (SDAB) are sponsor­ing a Sexual Responsibility Day on Friday, Feb. 13. The program, designed to increase students’ knowledge about sexual health and [...]

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Safety app aims to alert campus

11 Feb , 2015  

Administrative Assistant for Special Events and College Relations Susan Mullins displays the opening screen of the new safety app. Jay David | The Highland Cavalier

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will soon have an app available that can give students and faculty direct access to almost any information they should need in the event of an emergency.

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Dr. Murray lectures for C-SPAN

11 Feb , 2015  

Jennifer Murray, assistant professor of history here at UVa-Wise, was recently filmed by C-SPAN giving a lecture on Civil War Commemoration. The content of the lecture, roughly 75 minutes long, explored the sentiments of the North and South towards the Civil War years after its conclusion. The topics of her lecture included Northern and Southern [...]

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United States General Assembly tables upcoming anti-LGBT bill

11 Feb , 2015  

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The Virginia House of Delegates recently tabled a bill, HB 1414, which would have allowed businesses and professionals within the commonwealth to refuse services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

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Retention rates on the rise

11 Feb , 2015  

Jay David | The Highland Cavalier Students work on improving their grades together in the tutoring center located in Zehmer hall.

Freshmen retention rates are up this spring, coming in at 88.7 percent of students who stayed from the fall semster from a normal average of around 70 percent, according to college officials.

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New opportunities to travel in Spain

11 Feb , 2015  

This coming spring, UVa-Wise students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to study abroad in Spain. Between May 15-28 students will be able to explore five cities including Madrid, Segovia, Toledo, Ávila and Salamanca.

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COMMENTARY: Students experience Google’s modular phone conference during winter break

11 Feb , 2015  

Dakota Gallimore | The Highland Cavalier Google conference, DevCon2, displayed and demonstrated multiple new concepts and prototypes of cellular devices and computer modules.

Over winter break, my colleague and roommate Joseph LaCava, and I had the opportunity to attend Google’s DevCon2, which is Google’s second developer conference for Project Ara.

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COMMENTARY: PC for gaming enjoyment versus using consoles

11 Feb , 2015  

Darrian Pickket | The Highland Cavalier Many students at UVa-Wise prefer to using gaming consoles like the Xbox 360 device found in this students apartment.

Video games have never been better and more varied.

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COMMENTARY: The grass isn’t always greener

11 Feb , 2015  

A teacher asked her class what they didn’t like about UVa-Wise, why they would change it and how they would change this perceived problem. This task was easy for the class, who within 10 minutes had an exhaustive list of gripes. Needless to say, a whole class period was filled in.

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UVa-Wise Greek organizations strive to maintain positive image

11 Feb , 2015  

Greek life on some college campuses has been at the center of much controversy since a Rolling Stone article last year that told the story of a young woman from the University of Virginia who allegedly reported that she had been sexually assaulted during a fraternity event.

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