VPM Daily Newscast: Nov. 14, 2023
The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.
Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Nov. 14, 2023:
UVA community gathers for panel on healing to mark one year after shooting
Reported by VPM News’ Ian M. Stewart and Shaban Athuman
Happy Perry said when people say “I love you,” it goes a long way toward healing.
“Sometimes people don't know what to say, or how to say it. But those three words, they go a long way,” she said. “For me, it is the love and support from everyone. I find my strength and knowing, that I need to move forward and the love and the legacy of D’Sean and we'll move on and we'll grow and I’m going to be OK.”
How Virginia universities view legacy admissions
Reported by VPM News Focal Point's Yaba Ahounou
Dating back to the 1920s, elite universities used it to limit the number of Jewish students and students of color while enrolling more Anglo-Protestants. It also boosts a student’s odds of enrollment due to family connections.
In Virginia, 80% of public colleges and universities offer legacy preference admissions, according to a report from Education Reform Now. At the state level, there’s no legislation prohibiting legacy admissions — and there likely won't be until the next General Assembly session begins in 2024.
In other news:
- Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger to run for governor in 2025 (Washington Post)*
- Virginia has spent less than half of its $4.9 billion in pandemic rescue funds (Richmond Times-Dispatch)*
- Wildfire has burned more than previously reported (The Daily Progress)*
In case you missed it:
- SEAL Team 6 dispatched to eastern Mediterranean, U.S. officials say (Virginian-Pilot)*
- ‘I’m not safe here’: This teenager won’t stop advocating for LGBTQ+ students in Roanoke County (Cardinal News)
*This outlet utilizes a paywall.