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A second northern Virginia lawmaker says she will oppose the reappointment of University of Virginia Rector Helen Dragas because of the way she sought to oust the president, reports the Associated Press.

Arlington County Democrat Sen. Barbara A. Favola blasted Dragas for creating a culture that disregards transparency and accountability.

Last month, Sen. Janet D. Howell, a Fairfax Democrat told constituents she would actively oppose Dragas when the confirmation vote comes before the General Assembly this month. Howell says Dragas doesn't understand the damage she's done.

The crisis at UVA, started after the forced resignation of Teresa Sullivan, was announced June 10. Dragas led the effort to oust Sullivan. The move drew a firestorm of criticism from students, faculty and alumni.

The Board of Visitors met June 26 and reinstated Sullivan. An accrediting body put Uva on warning because of how the Sullivan matter was handled.

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