While a partisan stalemate over Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2014-15 trickled along in Richmond this spring, a much more straightforward trend washed over the whole state of Virginia: tuition and fees for state-sponsored institutions increased across the board.
Students in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble will tackle intricate melodies and tricky rhythms this week for their first concert of the spring semester.
A partisan showdown has begun at home.
With the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial election over, governor-elect Terry McAuliffe has the opportunity to tackle some of the difficulties in the Virginia higher education system.
Watching the gubernatorial election results trickle in last Tuesday night reminded me of that fact. Neither the governor’s race, nor the lieutenant governor’s race should have been this close, even with such uninspiring candidates. The fact that it was, however, says more about our electorate than it does about the candidates.