U.Va. Students Must Report Arrests

August 9, 2010

Under a new rule, University of Virginia students will be required to report -- at the time they register for courses -- whether they have been arrested or convicted of a crime, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. Students were previously required to report such run-ins with the law, but were not forced to disclose at a particular time. Answering dishonestly could be a violation of the university's honor code, and such violations can result in a student's being kicked out. The rules change follows the May 3 murder of a student, Yeardley Love. Her ex-boyfriend, George Huguely has been charged. After his arrest, it was revealed that he had been arrested two years before for threatening a police officer and university officials said that they never learned of that incident.

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