Sarah Pritchett


Students examine summer leasing options

As the 2014 spring semester draws to a close, many people are looking for off-Grounds summer housing options in Charlottesville. Those going north for the summer must temporarily lease their apartments to pay for part of their 12-month lease.

Jefferson Center gives nine "Jefferson Muzzle" awards

The Charlottesville-based Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression announced nine recipients for the 2014 Jefferson Muzzle awards. The awards, according to the group’s website, “draw national attention to abridgments of free speech and press and, at the same time, foster an appreciation for those tenets of the First Amendment.”

University to confront Clery Act policy change

The University will likely redefine its sexual assault policy next fall pending the approval of new clarifications put forth by the U.S. Department of Education related to the Violence Against Women Act. The DOE approved a draft Tuesday which clarified the policies and definitions found in the Clery Act, a piece of 1990 legislation which governs national campus security, as amended by VAWA. The changes will largely redefine how the University views cases of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

MRC finishes recruitment, begins interviews

The Minority Rights Coalition ended its recruitment process for members of new committees earlier this month and is now having interviews for the potential members. The new committees will help the broader organization provide services to the student body.

Dumler bill moves passes House unanimously

A bill allowing public officials to be removed from office after being convicted of a sex crime passed unanimously in the Virginia House of Delegates earlier this week. Del. Rob Bell, R-Albemarle, introduced the bill in response to the Christopher Dumler case last year.

U.Va. lauded as bicycle friendly university

Recent efforts to make the University a bicycle friendly community have gained traction, as the University was recently named one of 75 bicycle friendly universities by the League of American Bicyclists.

Student Council passes all-grant aid resolution

Student Council unanimously passed a resolution on the importance of all-grant aid for low-income students at its representative body meeting Tuesday evening. This bill was passed following controversy regarding the University Board of Visitor’s decision to end funding to the financial aid program AccessUVa and a Nov.