Karin Kapsidelis, The Roanoke Times

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Past articles by Karin:

Lawmakers urge UVa to freeze tuition while dispute over $2.3 billion fund is sorted out

Two state senators today urged the University of Virginia to freeze tuition while they sort out how the university was able to convert surplus revenue into a $2.3 billion investment fund. → Read More

Lawmakers support agency to help students with loans

RICHMOND — Under the terms of his student loans, Ian Vance expects he will pay “a quarter of a million dollars” on the $190,000 he borrowed to finance his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his law degree from the University of Richmond. → Read More

Sweet Briar College blocks student fundraiser

Sweet Briar College has ordered seniors enrolled in a business seminar class to stop raising money to try to keep their school open. → Read More

AG's office: Sweet Briar meeting 'an open and candid exchange of ideas'

Attorneys representing all parties to the fractious Sweet Briar College dispute negotiated for three hours today at the state Attorney General's Office and agreed to another mediation session May 18. → Read More

Senate courts committee backs campus sexual assault bills

RICHMOND — Legislation to combat campus sexual violence advanced Monday in the General Assembly, including mandatory reporting requirements opposed by victims advocates and bills that would require colleges to note if a student is found guilty of assault on academic transcripts. → Read More

Norfolk State put on probation

Norfolk State University was placed on probation by its accrediting agency this week - a serious sanction that could result in the loss of accreditation. → Read More

UR, Liberty presidents top private pay list

UR President Edward L. Ayers’ total compensation of just more than $1 million made him the 35th highest paid executive nationally, while Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr.’s $803,860 salary ranked 59th. → Read More

UR to fund summer internship for all undergrads

The University of Richmond announced Friday that it will finance a summer work experience for all full-time undergraduates at a cost of about $2.5 million annually. → Read More

Sullivan: UVa 'too good' to allow 'evil to reside'

U.Va. president outlines steps to combat sexual violence; says campus judiciary process that allows students to determine whether an assault has occurred also must be evaluated. → Read More

U.Va. to review how it handles assault

President Teresa Sullivan outlines steps the university will take as the result of an allegation that gang rape at a fraternity house was not prosecuted. → Read More

William C. Bosher, longtime educator in Virginia, dies

William C. Bosher Jr. was a distinguished professor of public policy and the executive director of the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute at VCU's Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. → Read More

Legislators promise action on campus sexual assaults

Members of the General Assembly signaled their intention Monday to require a change in the way universities handle sexual assault allegations in the wake of gang rape allegations at the University of Virginia. → Read More

Toscano calls for legislative hearings on U.Va. case

A state legislator Monday called for the General Assembly to examine how colleges and universities report sexual assault, and student leaders at the University of Virginia vowed they will become catalysts to change the culture on their campus. → Read More

U.Va. suspends fraternity, sorority events

During the suspension, Sullivan said groups of students, faculty and alumni will discuss "our next steps" in preventing sexual violence. → Read More

HBCU presidents discuss challenges

It’s in the DNA of historically black colleges and universities to improve the human condition, Virginia Union University President Claude G. Perkins said Friday. → Read More

VSU President Keith Miller to step down Dec. 31

Virginia State University President Keith Miller will step down Dec. 31.  The VSU board of visitors has been meeting in a closed session today on campus. → Read More

VCU summit addresses campus sexual violence

Expert tells forum that the state is in "the middle of a storm" and urges examination of steps that will hold offenders accountable. → Read More

UVA provost named Lehigh president

University of Virginia Provost John D. Simon - who stood by President Teresa A. Sullivan during the 2012 leadership crisis - will be the next president of Lehigh University. → Read More

JLARC: About one-fifth of college spending on support functions

About one-fifth of all spending by Virginia’s public universities goes toward support functions, costing a typical student about $13,200 over four years. → Read More

VSU holds town hall sessions for faculty, students

The school seeks to calm tensions over its financial difficulties. → Read More