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Honor Committee announces student trials will be postponed due to COVID-19

(21 hours ago)

New and ongoing cases of alleged Honor violations will not move beyond the accusation stage of the trial process while students are away from Grounds, according to Lillie Lyon, Honor Committee chair and fourth-year College student. The University also plans to confer degrees to graduating students who are involved in ongoing Honor cases.

Quarantine, but make it fashion

(14 hours ago)

There are no rules when it comes to fashion, especially when dressing for quarantine. To start simple — pants? Who needs ‘em? Wearing clothing at all is optional when in the comfort of your own home — just make sure your Zoom video is off! But really, quarantine, despite its constrictive qualities, presents us with a unique opportunity to express ourselves through clothing. The fashion floodgates are open, and everything is fair game — anything from PJs to prom dresses.

The art of entertainment with Webkinz

(03/31/20 7:25pm)

You may be wondering what Webkinz — the stuffed animal brand which includes an interactive online world — has to do with arts and entertainment, and above that, how it could possibly cure your stress during this time. You may be saying, this should not even be an article in this newspaper. What happened to concert coverage? What happened to book talks? What’s the hottest new movie in theaters? To that I say, settle down and stay a while in the childhood e-game renaissance.

University cancels all in-person summer programs through June 30

(03/31/20 2:05am)

University Provost Liz Magill announced Monday in a University-wide email that all in-person summer programs through June 30 are canceled. The decision comes on the heels of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s Monday announcement issuing a statewide stay-at-home order effective immediately until June 10.

NCAA votes to grant an additional year of eligibility for all spring-sport athletes

(03/31/20 6:42pm)

The NCAA Division I Council announced Monday that all Division I programs will be allowed to provide spring-sport student athletes an additional season of competition at the collegiate level. The Council also declined to provide the same relief — an extra year of eligibility — to winter-sport student athletes.

Admissions amid crisis: Admitted students consider their future during pandemic

(03/30/20 8:26pm)

With the University shut down this spring, 8,420 admitted students will have to decide by May 1 whether to join the University’s Class of 2024 likely without stepping foot on Grounds. However, like classes, the University’s community and campus have been transformed into a virtual experience. 

Gov. Northam issues statewide stay-at-home order until June 10

(03/30/20 6:28pm)

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued a statewide stay-at-home executive order that prohibits residents from leaving home with exceptions for essential errands in a virtual press conference Monday afternoon. Virginia is the 28th state in the country to implement such a measure in efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

HELLER: COVID-19 demonstrates the need for universal free tuition

(03/30/20 3:24am)

When we eventually emerge from our coronavirus quarantines, we will most likely face an economic recession far worse than that of 2008. As unemployment figures could reach 30 percent, it is unlikely that even the current government bailout package will allow the economy to bounce back once we stop social distancing. A recovery will challenge us to address a profoundly changed economy, and to do so we need solutions that will promote long-term growth over short-term bailouts — and the key to that will be free college tuition for all. 

CURRAN: Fourth-years — it’s okay to be sad

(03/30/20 2:44am)

I, like many others, have turned to writing as a way to try and process the events of the last few weeks. Since the announcements from the University about changes due to COVID-19, students at the University — particularly fourth-years — have been greatly affected. Classes have all been moved online, University activities and athletics suspended and now we’ve had our Final Exercises canceled as planned. Fourth-year students have lost their final few weeks at the University, unable to properly say goodbye to the place they have called home for years.