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Real estate developer Tim Chapman serves as a part time lecturer and Foundation Board of Trustees member at the University's School of Architecture. He also runs Chapman Development LLC, where he has received intense criticism over ongoing housing violations in his government-funded properties.
In a sweeping victory for affordable housing advocates, Charlottesville’s City Council unanimously voted to approve the development of two high rise apartment complexes near Grounds Monday night, despite voiced opposition from the University. The Council also passed a new zoning ordinance to increase housing density throughout the city.
The Board of Visitors’ Buildings and Grounds Committee tabled a proposal to rename the University’s main library during Thursday’s Buildings and Grounds Committee session. While the issue will reappear on the upcoming Board meeting agenda in March, the building will open Jan. 8 as Alderman Library.
The Cavalier Daily elected editors for its upcoming 135th term this Saturday, choosing third-year College student Nathan Onibudo as its next editor-in-chief in a contested election.
1, 15, 41 — three numbers splashed across the front of hundreds of t-shirts, lovingly etched onto the side of Beta Bridge and formed with sticky notes upon dozens of dormitory windows. They are the jersey numbers of University students and football team members Lavel Davis Jr., D’Sean Perry and Devin Chandler — three students who were killed in a shooting on Grounds one year ago.
Kenyon Bonner, the current vice provost for student affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, will join the University this January as the new vice president and chief student affairs officer, per an announcement sent Tuesday from the University. Bonner replaces Interim VPSA Christopher Holstege, who took over in the role after Robyn Hadley left in July.
When a towering crane hoisted Charlottesville’s infamous Robert E. Lee statue into the sky two years ago, onlookers caught a final glimpse of the Confederate commander and his horse. The former monument has now begun its journey back into the public eye — after melting in the heat of a 2,500 degree furnace.
“Say it loud, say it clear, transphobes are not welcome here.” The chant rumbled over Minor Hall Wednesday night as over a hundred students, faculty and community members gathered to protest a visit by controversial journalist Abigail Shrier — whose most recent book critiques what Shrier says is a “trans epidemic.”
In the days following Hamas' devastating attacks on the Gaza Strip, heightened violence has continued to ravage Israel, Gaza and the West Bank. With an estimated death toll of over 2,000 individuals and a long war on the horizon, University groups have rallied around both sides of the conflict.
A man was found dead after officers responded to a call Thursday afternoon at the University Hospital parking garage on 11th Street. One suspect has been charged with voluntary manslaughter — police say there is no active safety threat.
Class of 2004 alumnus Darren D. Kelly will join the Office of African American Affairs Oct. 2 as the associate vice president and dean. Kelly brings extensive teaching and mentoring experience to implement a student-focused approach, according to an announcement from Student Affairs.
UPDATE: SVA announced via its petition Sunday that Sauerwein will be vacating the conference room in the VSC. The group has kept the petition live in hopes of achieving their second demand — hiring a director of veteran services.
Three hand-painted stars climb a column of the University’s Beta Bridge above the large “Forever in our hearts” lettering emblazoned across the orange wall. Nestled in the heart of the University’s student community, the bridge’s mural still features hundreds of scrawled Sharpie messages like “Rest in power,” “You will never be forgotten” and “U.Va. Strong” in remembrance of the three students who died in a Nov. 13 shooting.
Mike Pompeo, former U.S. secretary of state and CIA director under the Trump administration, will speak at the University’s Newcomb Hall Sept. 25. Attendees can reserve free tickets for the event hosted by the Jefferson Council for U.Va., Young America’s Foundation, the Center for Politics at U.Va., the Common Sense Society and U.Va. College Republicans.
State Sen. Creigh Deeds and Delegate Sally Hudson are battling for the 11th district Senate seat in Tuesday's Democratic primary election. Voters will also choose from three candidates in the race to represent the 54th district in the House of Delegates, and Charlottesville citizens will vote for three new City Council representatives.
Support of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives will be at the forefront of the Board of Visitors full Board meeting Friday. University leaders will present on the purpose of DEI programs and facilitate discussion over the University’s commitment to such initiatives in the face of two upcoming Supreme Court cases that may limit race-conscious university admissions.
The Charlottesville Police Department responded to a shots fired call this Saturday located near 766 Prospect Avenue — about a mile from the University Corner. Police remain actively searching for the suspect.
Live music wafted up Elliewood Tuesday evening as fourth-year students carried their student IDs and fourth-year cards down familiar stairs for the long-awaited reopening of popular local bar Coupe DeVille’s. After almost two years of closure following a kitchen fire and delays in construction, the bar surprised fourth-years with exclusive access to a private concert — the $20 tickets sold out in under a minute.
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