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Capitol Violence

‘The Worst Day for American Democracy in My Lifetime'

"College and university leaders across the country responded to the violent chaos at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday using unusually strong terms for higher education leaders. Many college presidents said they were saddened and frightened by the sight of supporters of President Donald Trump storming the U.S. Capitol and condemned the rioters’ actions on Twitter and in statements or emails to students and employees," reports Inside Higher Ed.

Photo: Rioters storm the U.S. Capitol Wednesday following a rally with President Donald Trump.(Photo Credit: Samuel Corum/Stronger via Getty Images)

SCHEV Council meets Jan. 11

Advisory: SCHEV Council to meet January 11

RICHMOND — The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) will hold its regularly scheduled meeting January 11 virtually. The meeting will include remarks from Dr. Anne Kress, president of Northern Virginia Community College and The Honorable Mamie Locke, chair, Senate Rules Committee.

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Record breaking donations

MacKenzie Scott gives millions to Virginia HBCUs

Virginia State University in Petersburg and Norfolk State University have received the largest largest donations in their history "to date thanks to philanthropist and novelist MacKenzie Scott, former wife of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos... Earlier this summer, Hampton University also received its largest ever donation when Scott gave more than $100 million to six HBCUs," reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch and The Virginian-Pilot.

Photo: Kristan Lasha Reynolds (center) waved to her relatives as she and other Virginia State University graduates-to-be gathered for their commencement ceremony at the Richmond Coliseum in 2016. (Photo Credit: Daniel Sangjib/Times-Dispatch)

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