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The Cavalier Daily
Serving the University community since 1890

About

Founded in 1890 under the name College Topics, The Cavalier Daily is the independent daily news organization at the University of Virginia. The Cavalier Daily is Virginia’s oldest collegiate daily and the oldest daily newspaper in Charlottesville, Virginia. Since the summer of 1996, The Cavalier Daily has been the only daily newspaper at the University, with a print circulation of 7,500 distributed on Grounds and in the surrounding Charlottesville area. The Cavalier Daily also publishes articles daily online, and a convenient e-newsletter delivers top stories daily directly to subscriber inboxes.

The Cavalier Daily is an entirely student-run, volunteer, non-profit organization with an operating budget accrued through advertising and donations. The diverse staff of more than 500 students has earned numerous awards for outstanding news writing, editorial writing, feature writing and overall design.

Former staffers have gone on to write professionally and edit for some of the world's most prestigious publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Associated Press, CNN and NBC News. Click here to view notable former Cavalier Daily staff members.

The opinions expressed in The Cavalier Daily are not necessarily those of the students, faculty, staff or administration of the University of Virginia. Editorials represent the opinion of the Editorial Board. Columns and cartoons represent the views of the authors. The Managing Board of The Cavalier Daily is solely responsible for the newspaper’s contents.

The Cavalier Daily's Editor-in-Chief is Nik Popli, who can be contacted at editor@cavalierdaily.com. Click here to view the full staff.


Publishing Schedule

The Cavalier Daily is published daily online, and in print every Thursday during the school year (except school breaks and exam periods). After U.Va. transitioned to online courses in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the CD transitioned to an online-only publication for the first time in the paper's history. We plan to resume normal printing operations in the fall.

Offices of The Cavalier Daily are located in the basement of Newcomb Hall at the University of Virginia: PO Box 400703, Charlottesville, VA, 22904-4703. To contact The Cavalier Daily staff, see our contact page.


Code of Ethics

As an independent student newspaper, The Cavalier Daily aims to provide the University community with new, relevant and insightful information that inspires critical conversation and even action on Grounds. In the pursuit of this mission, we insist that members of The Cavalier Daily staff adhere to the highest standards of integrity, honesty and good practice. The Cavalier Daily's code of ethics may be found here.


Content Removal

The Cavalier Daily strives to preserve complete and accurate records of the publication, both online and in print. Therefore, The Cavalier Daily will not remove online content — including news stories, opinion columns, editorials, letters to the editor, photographs and illustrations — unless given sufficient proof that the basis of a published work is completely unfounded. Any other errors will be amended in accordance with our corrections policy. 

When submitting opinion content to The Cavalier Daily, columnists and cartoonists are expected to take accountability for their expressed opinions. Requests to remove an author or illustrator’s name from an archived work will be handled solely at the discretion of the current student Editor-in-Chief.


Awards:

2020 Princeton Review Ranking

  • Number 3 public college paper in the nation

2019 Virginia Press Association Awards

  • First place In-depth or Investigative Reporting — Abby Clukey, Nik Popli 
  • Third place In-depth or Investigative Reporting — Gracie Kreth, Abby Clukey

2019 Princeton Review Ranking

  • Number 4 public college paper in the nation

2018 Virginia Press Association Awards

  • Second place General News Writing — The Cavalier Daily News Staff
  • Second place Column Writing — Aly Lee 

2018 Princeton Review Ranking

  • Number 4 public college paper in the nation

2017 Virginia Press Association Awards

  • First place Feature Series — Jane Diamond
  • Third place Breaking News Writing — Tim Dodson, Alexis Gravely, Daniel Hoerauf

2017 Princeton Review Ranking

  • Number 2 public college paper in the nation

2016 Virginia Press Association Awards

  • Third place Editorial pages design — Sean Cassar, Danielle Dacanay, Charlotte Bemiss 

2016 Princeton Review Ranking

  • Number 2 college paper in the nation

2015 Virginia Press Association Awards

  • Third place Sports Column Writing — Porter Dickie

2015 Princeton Review Ranking

  • Number 7 college paper in the nation

2014 Virginia Press Association Awards

  • Second place Editorial Pages — Mary Beth Desrosiers, Sylvia Oe, Sloan Christopher

2013 Virginia Press Association Awards

  • First place Sports Column Writing — Kerry Mitchell 
  • First place Informational Graphics — Rebecca Lim 
  • First place Critical Writing — James Cassar 
  • Second place Education Writing — Greg Lewis, Zachary Peak, Kelly Kaler, Priya Bhardwaj 
  • Third place Column Writing — Russell Bogue 
  • Third Place Editorial Writing — 124th Managing Board

2012 Awards

  • Freedom of Information award from the Virginia Coalition for Open Government

2012 Virginia Press Association Awards

  • First place Sports Pages — Rebecca Lim, Meghan Luff, Sylvia Oe 
  • First place Critical writing — Carolin Gecker 
  • First place Sports Writing Portfolio — Fritz Metzinger 
  • Third place Sports Writing Portfolio — Daniel Weltz 
  • Third place Sports Column Writing — Zach Bartee 
  • Third place Feature Photo — Will Brumas 
  • Third place Column Writing — Alex Yahanda 
  • Third place Editorial Writing — Aaron Eisen, Matthew Cameron, Anna Xie, Kaz Komolafe, Greg Lewis 
  • Third place General News Writing — Krista Pederson, Charlie Tyson, Audrey Waldrop, Greg Lewis

2011 Virginia Press Association Awards

  • First place Critical Writing — Caroline Gecker 
  • Second place Column Writing — Sam Carrigan 
  • Second place Education Writing — Kaz Komolafe, Joseph Liss, Katherine Raichlen 
  • Second place In-depth or Investigative Reporting — Andrew Seidman 
  • Third place Editorial Writing — Jason Ally, Matthew Cameron, Andrew Seidman, Alyssa Juan, Allie Vandivier

2010 Virginia Press Association Awards

  • First place Sports Writing — Andrew Seidman 
  • Second place Feature Story Writing — Hunter Tammaro 
  • Third place Sports Feature Photo — Thomas Bynum 
  • Third place Lifestyle or Entertainment Pages — Kate Zimmerman, Bret Vollmer 
  • Third place Sports Pages — Jason Ally, Alyssa Juan, Kelsey Price

2009 Virginia Press Association Awards

  • Second place Sports Column Writing — Paul Montana 
  • Third place Illustrations — Wesley Andrews

2008 Virginia Press Association Awards

  • First Amendment Award, shared with The Collegiate Times of Virginia Tech 
  • First place General Makeup — Laura Margaret Hammett, Lauren Tindall, Amanda Morgan 
  • First place Critical Writing — Sarah Sherman 
  • First place Sports Column Writing — Kyle O’Connor 
  • Second place Investigative Reporting — Thomas W. Madrecki 
  • Second place Feature Story Writing — Wm. Hunter Tammaro 
  • Second place Critical Writing — David Replogle 
  • Second place Editorial Writing — James Rogers 
  • Second place Education Writing — Kelly Morenus 
  • Second place Sports News Photo — Jason O. Watson 
  • Second place General News Photo — Bennett Sorbo 
  • Third place Feature Story Writing — Wm. Hunter Tammaro 
  • Third place Critical Writing — Ethan Hamlin 
  • Third place Education Writing — Anne Rasmussen 
  • Third place Sports Pages ­— Laura Margaret Hammett, Lauren Tindall, Amanda Morgan 
  • Third place Sports Feature Photo — Jason O. Watson 
  • Third place Sports Writing — Eric Kolenich 
  • Third place Editorial Cartoons — Wesley Andrews

2007 Virginia Press Association Awards

  • First place Critical Writing — Ethan Hamlin 
  • Second place Critical Writing — Sarah Sherman 
  • Second place Column Writing — Rachel Carr 
  • Second place Feature Story Writing — Sarah Peeden 
  • Third place Critical Writing — Case Blackwell 
  • Third place Editorial Writing — Dan Keyserling
  • Third place In-Depth Reporting — Alex Sellinger