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Gov of VA Younkin

Youngkin wants college presidents to hire faculty with 'diverse political perspectives'

"On the eve of graduation ceremonies for Virginia’s public colleges and universities, Gov. Glenn Youngkin told their presidents this week that he expects them to promote free speech on campus and hire faculty and other staff 'with diverse political perspectives.'

Youngkin sent the five-page letter to the Council of Presidents on Tuesday, making clear his expectations on a range of cultural issues important to his conservative political base — from in-person instruction during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to creation of lab schools as a kind of charter school outside of traditional K-12 public education,"reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Photo: In January Gov. Glenn Youngkin spoke before signing a memo with higher education officials that he hopes will pave the way for lab schools in Virginia. A number of college and university presidents were present for the meeting at the Patrick Henry Building, along with Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears, second from left. BOB BROWN/TIMES-DISPATCH


SCHEV Council Meeting

ADVISORY: Council to meet May 16-17 in Virginia Beach; joined by Private College Advisory Board members

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) will hold its regularly scheduled meeting May 16-17 at Virginian Wesleyan University in Virginia Beach, including a joint meeting with the leaders of Virginia’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities.

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VSU President Makola Abdullah

VSU breaks ground on largest building in campus history, a $120 million academic center

"Virginia State University has broken ground on the largest building in the university’s history, a $120 million academic facility that will house 110 offices, 40 classrooms, a theater, gym and pool.

In a ceremony on Friday, VSU introduced the Alfred W. Harris Academic Commons, named for a founder of the university, a building that will provide 'transformational academic experiences,' the university said," reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Photo: VSU President Makola Abdullah got ready for Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the Alfred W. Harris Academic Commons building, named after a founder of the university. SHABAN ATHUMAN/TIMES-DISPATCH

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