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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia lawmakers are far from consensus on legislation dealing with sexual assault on college and university campuses.

That was apparent at the end of a two-hour hearing Thursday by a Senate subcommittee wrestling with the issue.

The panel considered 10 bills, but was unable to reach any conclusions.

The flurry of legislation was spurred by several recent high-profile cases of alleged sex crimes on Virginia campuses.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A national sorority advocacy group says the University of Virginia's suspension of Greek activities isn't the answer to resolving sexual assault and student safety issues.

The National Panhellenic Conference said Tuesday that it supports U.Va.'s plan to review the university's culture and practices and wants to be involved in addressing the issues. But the council says the suspension of sorority activities should be lifted.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia lawmakers are proposing new rules that would require university officials to report allegations of sexual assault to law enforcement personnel and prosecutors.

Three Republican leaders in the House said Monday that violent crimes should be addressed by the criminal justice system, not by school officials.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Tuition is going up at the University of Virginia.

The Charlottesville school's board approved increases in tuition and fees on Thursday.

The Daily Progress reports that a divided board approved a 3.8 percent increase in in-state tuition and a 4.8 percent hike in out-of-state tuition.

That means tuition and fees will go up $452 to $12,458 for in-state students and up $1,826 to $39,844 for out-of-state students.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The University of Virginia Board of Supervisors will consider proposed tuition increases and the school's capital plan on Thursday.

University administrators have proposed a 3.8 percent increase in in-state tuition and a 4.8 percent hike in out-of-state tuition. If approved, in-state students would pay $12,458 and out-of-state students would pay $39,844.

Two committee meetings are scheduled before the full board meets at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. However, the school says the schedule could vary.

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