The board that oversees the University of Virginia has second thoughts about a plan to quell dissent. A draft proposal has suggested that rank-and-file members of the Board of Visitors should avoid criticizing group decisions. Anyone who is not in a leadership position was urged to steer clear of media outlets unless they clear it with the Rector. Some Wahoos in Richmond, including State Senator Chap Petersen (D- Fairfax) are raising a stink. Petersen (picture) is a 1994 UVA Law School grad who describes the plan as absurd. The Washington Post says Rector George Martin wants to make major revisions to satisfy First Amendment concerns.
Class sizes continue to vary in the Albemarle County schools.
Four Virginia schools take part in a pilot program that involves solar energy.
The movie "Big Stone Gap", which was filmed in Virginia, had its national release on Friday.
AMTRAK is now allowing passengers on some Virginia train routes to bring their pets.