In the most recent round of dueling gubernatorial poll results, Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin has a five-point lead among likely voters against Democrat Terry McAuliffe, Virginia’s former governor seeking a second, nonconsecutive term, according to a University of Mary Washington statewide survey conducted earlier this month. In UMW’s poll of 1,000 Virginia adults conducted Sept.
MAKOLA M. ABDULLAH PRESIDENT, VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY, PETERSBURG One of the state’s two land-grant universities, Virginia State was originally chartered in 1882 as the Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute. From an initial class of 126, the Petersburg campus now has 4,385 undergraduate and graduate students. Since arriving in 2016 from his role as provost and
Farmer taught at the university before his death in 1999
The University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors voted Friday to change the name of an academic building to James Farmer Hall, after James L. Farmer Jr., the civil rights activist who planned the first Freedom Riders protest in 1961 through the South, desegregating buses and encountering violence. Farmer, a native of Texas who lived