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University of Virginia researchers can predict violent crime via Twitter

Researchers use Twitter to predict crime (via AFP) Hidden in the Twittersphere are nuggets of information that could prove useful to crime fighters — even before a crime has been committed. Researchers at the University of Virginia demonstrated tweets could predict certain kinds of crimes if the correct…  …

FAA will appeal dismissal of $10,000 fine over drone use for medical school ad

The U.S. aviation agency said Friday it will appeal the dismissal of a $10,000 fine it imposed on a Swiss entrepreneur who flew a drone over a college campus to make a commercial. Enthusiasts of the unmanned aircraft are closely following Raphael Pirker’s case, which they say could shape the…

Woman jailed for late-night water purchase after anti-sexual assault rally

A University of Virginia student was arrested on multiple felony charges and spent 24 hours in jail after she tried to flee a grocery store parking lot when agents attempted to arrest her for buying a case of La Croix water. According to the Charlottesville Daily Progress, 20-year-old Elizabeth Daly…

Students lead living wage protest at University of Virginia amid climate of intimidation

“Supervisors [of contract employees] reportedly told people, ‘If you go organize or go to a meeting, you’ll be fired,’” said Susan Fraiman, a professor at the University of Virginia and a long-time activist for living wages for staff and contract workers on campus. In a right-to-work state like Virginia, that…

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