Dubious honor [February 11]

Dubious honor [February 11]

UVA has made a top 10 list that, we imagine, hardly inspires pride around the academical village. According to the Universities Weblog, a Reader’s Digest campus safety report puts UVA in the top 10 schools for forcible sex offenses, based on data from 2005. In that year there were 20 sex crimes involving force at UVA, the same number as at Vanderbilt University; the University of California-Davis topped the list with 34 such crimes in 2005. Overall, the report gives UVA a rating of “higher” for its crime rate. Virginia Tech, in the years covered by the report, earned a rating of “moderate.”

UVA got a rank of "higher" for its crime rate.

Previous "This Just In" articles from this week:

Breezy apocalypse [February 10]
Winds cause downed power lines, brush fires

Because basketball sucks… [February 9]
UVA Football announces 2008 schedule

Hillary and Barack return [February 8]
Democratic hopefuls to make second Charlottesville appearances

Royal treatment [February 7]
Wine Business Monthly gives kudos to King Family Vineyards

Second student arrested for gun-toting [February 6]
Both students involved are under 14

Less than super [February 6]
Virginia waits for state primary on February 12

Local roadblock [February 5]
UVA historian implicated in 9/11 cover-up