Bill denying in-state tuition to ‘DREAM-er’ college students fails

The Virginia Senate this week narrowly defeated a bill to deny in-state tuition to so-called “DREAM-ers” – young adults who immigrated illegally to the U.S. as children. Senate Bill 722 failed by a vote of 19-20 after Republican Sen. John Watkins of Midlothian joined with the 19 Democratic senators in opposing the measure. Advertisements

Governor Outlines ‘Opportunity’ Agenda

By Victoria Zawitkowski and Michael Melkonian, Capital News Service 01/16/15 By Victoria Zawitkowski and Michael Melkonian, Capital News Service In a move he said would boost the state’s economy, Gov. Terry McAuliffe is asking legislators to remove the requirement that Virginia women get an ultrasound before having an abortion and to “create a more inclusive…

Gillespie calls for debt relief, jobs for college graduates

RICHMOND, Va. — Republican senatorial candidate Ed Gillespie wants to ease the debt burden on college graduates by pushing an income-based payment system if elected on November 4. In an interview with VCU’s “iPadJournos” project, Gillespie supported his democratic opponent’s debt relief plan, but also pushed for a stronger focus on providing jobs for graduates…

Summer courses offer wide variety of options

Registration for summer classes is under way, but with some of the sessions as short as three weeks, can students really retain a semester’s worth of education in a fraction of the time?