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The Cavalier Daily’s Facebook comment section can be an infuriating hotbed of activity. Many commenters are older alumni — or some not even alumni — voicing their opinions about events and decisions made at the University, and frequently, these commenters attack The Cavalier Daily and sometimes single out the writers themselves. While media outlets should be critiqued and publicly in some instances (that’s why The Cavalier Daily employs a public editor) in order to do their job better, some commenters seem to have never heard the advice against shooting the messenger.
“To the person who stole my antidepressants, I hope you’re happy,” David Sedaris read from his diary entries, mixing dark and crude humor in front of a packed crowd Wednesday night at the Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center. Sedaris shared four essays from his new collection, entitled “Calypso.” This marks the second week of his lecture tour after the book’s publication in May.
The University announced $100 million gift as a part of the Honor the Future campaign this weekend. The money is for a new scholarship program to attract first-generation students to the University. The gift was announced by University President Jim Ryan at a dinner for donors and community members on the South Lawn.
University President Jim Ryan announced during the Honor the Future campaign address the University has already raised $2.75 billion toward its $5 billion goal. The fundraising campaign publicly launched this weekend with a schedule of events open to the public.
The Cavalier Daily obtained emails between University officials, board members and donors that reveal the influence of the admissions watch list first publicized in 2017. For the last 20 years, the University has used a list to track certain applicants who receive an additional review — many of whom are connected to major donors.
The University Police were alerted Saturday afternoon of a robbery reported at 1 p.m. near Nau Hall, an academic building just behind the South Lawn.
Virginia Athletics announced Thursday afternoon a number of changes to football gameday at Scott Stadium.
In-state students from low- and medium-income families will be able to attend U.Va. at significantly-reduced costs, University President Jim Ryan announced in his inaugural address Friday afternoon.
Rapper T-Pain will perform in a concert at U.Va. later this month, the University Programs Council announced in an email to the student body Wednesday.
Metal detectors and crowd size limits will be among the security measures imposed Saturday night on a planned demonstration by student activism group U.Va. Students United at the North Plaza of the Rotunda, University President Jim Ryan announced in a community email Friday afternoon.
University President Teresa Sullivan sat down with The Cavalier Daily Tuesday afternoon in Madison Hall for a 30-minute interview to discuss the Deans Working Group’s proposed speech regulations, enhanced security measures with social media, the University’s responses to Aug. 11 and 12 six months out, Community Alerts and Sullivan’s transition out of office.
The University Police Department is reported to have found a dead body near the Culbreth Road Parking Garage Tuesday.
First-year College student Nicholas Marshall passed away Tuesday, according to an email sent out to the University community by Dean of Students Allen Groves Tuesday afternoon.
The University Board of Visitors Finance Committee endorsed a proposal Thursday to increase tuition rates for the 2018-19 school year. For most undergraduate schools, the Board voted to support a 2.5 percent raise for returning in-state students and 3.5 percent for out-of-state students. The full Board will vote Friday on whether to implement the tuition increases.
Following its procedures for other major events this past semester, the University is stepping up its security for Lighting of the Lawn.
The hottest trend in coffee — nitro coffee — has come to Charlottesville in the funkiest coffee shop. Paul Dierkes, Joel Artz and Damian Warshall, the co-founders of nitro coffee shop Snowing in Space, began brewing and distributing nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee in 2015 to local coffee shops and business offices.
As Charlottesville has processed the aftermath of the Aug. 11 and 12 white nationalist rallies, many students and community members have expressed a desire for stronger local leadership and a more definitive direction for the city’s recovery.
“It was around 8:30 [p.m.] that I got word that the alt-right would be coming to do something on the Lawn,” fourth-year Batten student and Lawn resident Diane D’Costa said. “There were only a few of us who moved in that day, and even fewer who were spending the night on the Lawn.”
“It’s something we started here about eight years ago,” said Cynthia Chiles, the owner of Carter Mountain Orchard. “We have such a beautiful view of the area and people have asked us to watch the sunset so we decided to open one day a week so that people can be up here in the evening and and enjoy the mountains after our regular business hours.”
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