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William and Mary Raises Tuition

The College of William and Mary's Board of Visitors voted Friday to raise in-state tuition and fees 9.6 percent for the coming academic year.

Undergraduates from Virginia will pay $7,778, up from $7,096. Coupled with an increase in charges for room and board, the total cost for an in-state undergraduate will rise 7.8 percent, to $14,195.

Tuition and fees charged out-of-state undergraduates will rise 5.9 percent, to slightly more than $23,000. Total costs for an out-of-state undergraduate will be more than $29,000, up 5.3 percent over the current year.

Highway Project Can Proceed

A project to build a highway to the West Virginia-Virginia line and a bridge over the Shenandoah River can continue, a federal judge has ruled.

U.S. District Judge W. Craig Broadwater decided in favor of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the West Virginia Department of Transportation in a legal challenge brought by opponents of the Route 9 project.

A coalition of opponents of the project argued that the designers did not meet the requirements of the Clean Water and National Environmental Policy acts when they obtained a permit to construct the bridge.


"Part of me is going, well, good, maybe this will force SUV folks to rethink their purchase options. Maybe we'll see a little bit less of them on the road."

-- Will Dossel, referring to what he views as a benefit of rising gas prices. -- C1

Compiled from reports by staff writers Daniel de Vise, Clarence Williams and Fredrick Kunkle and the Associated Press.

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