Ruth Serven Smith


Ruth Serven Smith is a reporter for The Daily Progress. Contact her at (434) 978-7254, or @RuthServen on Twitter.

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As of Friday, UVa was expecting to enroll 3,974 students for the Class of 2023, slightly higher than its target of 3,750. 


"University presidents benefit from having more corporate-types of people on their boards, who are used to those compensations, and it's not the board's money they're spending."

"There's a lot for older adults and for continuing education in Charlottesville, but we have a niche in that many of our offerings are academic as well as highly social." 


After years of waiting, hundreds of rural homes, businesses and buildings in Central Virginia counties will soon receive fiber internet access thanks to a combination of local, state and federal grants.

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A system that will record caregivers as they talk to the patient, analyze their voice and tone and prompt them to relax and de-stress as needed is being developed and tested.

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