The Bulletin

Uneven higher ed funding and more Va. headlines

By: - January 23, 2023 7:45 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Staffers at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News say administrators repeatedly ignored warnings about the behavior of the 6-year-old boy accused of shooting his teacher. According to other teachers at the school, the boy previously wrote a note threatening to light a teacher on fire.—Washington Post

• Amazon’s cloud computing division is planning to invest up to $35 billion in several data center campuses across Virginia by 2040.—WTOP

• The University of Virginia received a $100 million private donation, one of the largest in the school’s history, to create a new biotechnology institute.—Forbes

• “Debt, lobbying and distrust hamper funding for higher ed in Virginia.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A crowd of about 600 people, including Confederate reenactors in Civil War uniforms, turned out to watch the reburial of Gen. A.P. Hill’s remains at a Culpeper cemetery. The event featured a riderless horse, cannonfire, and a eulogy by a Hill impersonator.—Free Lance-Star


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