Football Championship Subdivision school Richmond hung tough with a Virginia team that was sloppy at times, but the Spiders (0-1, 0-0 CAA) were unable to spoil Coach Tony Elliot’s debut Saturday afternoon. Richmond took an early lead, but a humming Virginia (1-0, 0-0 ACC) offense scored touchdowns on four straight first half possessions to retake the advantage. The Cavaliers then survived a subpar third quarter and took care of business in the fourth to put away the season’s first victory.
To mark the five-year anniversary of the events of Aug. 11 and 12, 2017, Editor-in-Chief Eva Surovell compiled photographs taken by staffers throughout the lead up to, events and aftermath of the "Unite the Right" rally.
Photos by Emma Klein, Sophie Roehse, Jacob Berton, Stratton Marsh and Ankit Agrawal. Many students enjoyed the snowfall that hit Grounds before the first day of classes for the spring semester by taking to the Lawn on Sunday. University President Jim Ryan announced a snow sculpture building contest — prizes for which include tickets to a basketball game this season, President's box tickets to a football game or a s'mores-making gathering with four friends, President Ryan and Dean of Students Allen Groves. National Weather Services issued a Winter Storm Warning for the City of Charlottesville and surrounding areas, predicting the Sunday snowfall. Groves addressed the impending weather and its potential impact on University services in a University-wide email Saturday afternoon. Given that many classes will be held fully online this semester — only 27 percent have an in-person component — the University may continue with virtual classes, Groves said, even if in-person instruction is not possible. On Monday, Chief Operations Officer J.J. Davis announced that all in-person activity before 10 a.m. was suspended, though patient care services and synchronous online classes began as normal. Any changes to the University’s operating status will be posted on the @UVA_EM Twitter account and on the Academic Operations Status Board.
The rally occurred in anticipation of the Board of Visitors’ Friday discussion on Racial Equity Task Force recommendations (Photos by Jenn Brice & Jacquelyn Kim | The Cavalier Daily)
Die-In held on U.Va. Lawn to protest on-Grounds instruction (Photos by Emma Klein | The Cavalier Daily)
The City of Charlottesville dedicated a portion of Fourth Street as Heather Heyer Way at a ceremony Dec. 20. Heyer was killed Aug. 12 when a car plowed into a group of people at the intersection of Fourth Street and Water Street following the Unite the Right rally. Photos by Tim Dodson.