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The University Programs Council began hosting its annual Welcome Week Aug. 23, spending approximately $174,000 on events to entertain and provide inclusive spaces for new and returning students. Kyle Nguyen, UPC chair and a fourth-year Commerce student, said the goal of Welcome Week is to get all students excited for the start of the new school year.
When Nicole Leal, a fourth-year College student and president of DREAMers on Grounds, found out the University would start offering financial aid to in-state Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students this fall, she felt that the change “came out of nowhere.” According to Leal, ever since DREAMers on Grounds started at the University in fall 2015, one of the group’s main focuses has been advocating for undocumented students to matriculate financial aid at the University.
Long-term Trinity Irish Pub employees Mike Heyer and Nick Becker and former Mono Loco restaurant owner and chef Michael Lewis purchased Boylan Heights on the Corner. Heyer is currently a managing partner at Trinity Irish Pub, while Becker is a general manager at the Elliewood Ave. bar Coupe De Ville’s. Trinity Irish Pub purchased Coupe De Ville’s in 2011.
The University announced the new option for prospective students to apply early decision for admission to U.Va. in a press release Wednesday afternoon. Unlike early action — which is non-binding — early decision is a binding admission plan for students who know U.Va. is their first choice for college. If accepted, students must rescind their applications to other schools.
Former third-year College student Arvel Adams passed away May 17 from a “rare and aggressive form of kidney cancer,” according to a statement from Dean of Students Allen Groves.
Fourth-year Engineering student Rehan Baddeliyanage passed away over spring break, according to an email sent out to the University community by Dean of Students Allen Groves Wednesday afternoon.
University President Jim Ryan sat down with The Cavalier Daily Feb. 27 in Madison Hall for a 30 minute interview to discuss a range of topics including the quarterly Board of Visitors meeting, issues of faculty diversity, ongoing developments in on-Grounds housing and recent events of cultural appropriation among Greek Life organizations. This interview coincided with the publishing of the report from Ryan’s community working group, which identified jobs, wages and affordable housing as some of the most pressing issues facing the Charlottesville community.
President Donald Trump refused to blame North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for the death of late University student Otto Warmbier, following the abrupt end of their summit meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam Thursday. Trump said Kim told him “he didn’t know” about Warmbier’s treatment in North Korea and “will take him at his word.”
Thomas Katsouleas, who currently serves as the executive vice president and provost at U.Va, has been named the 16th president of the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn. today. Katsouleas was approved by the University of Connecticut’s trustees.
President Jim Ryan sent an email to the University community Sunday morning addressing the photograph on Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D-Va.) 1984 medical school yearbook page, depicting one person dressed in blackface and another as a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
The University Police Department responded to a report of damage to the Homer Statue, located on the South Lawn directly in front of Old Cabell Hall, Sunday.
The Asian Leaders Council released a report last Thursday on academic reform at U.Va., calling for increased representation of both faculty and the academic programs the University offers focused on Asian/Asian Pacific Americans.
In his first interview with The Cavalier Daily since taking office last month, University President Jim Ryan outlined his priorities for the academic year, emphasizing his plans to focus on building a strong culture of interdisciplinary learning and community engagement while looking towards the future of the University.
The University Library recently received a two-year grant worth $150,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to craft a Charlottesville-Area Regional Equity Atlas providing information on local disparities — in education, health, housing and transportation, among other areas — in collaboration with the greater community.
The University Office of Engagement’s Lifetime Learning program will host the first lecture in its game-day series ‘More Than the Score’ Saturday morning at Alumni Hall with an event featuring the Director and Founder of the Center for Politics, Politics Prof. Larry Sabato before Virginia’s season-opening football game against Richmond. Drawing attendees from the game-going crowd and beyond, the first lecture of the 2018 football season is entitled “Sabato’s Crystal Ball” where Sabato will discuss the current political climate of the country.
The University Programs Council began hosting its annual Welcome Week Aug. 24, spending nearly $100,000 on events to entertain students and provide inclusive spaces for both new and returning students.
The Charlottesville City Planning Commission held a work session last Tuesday to review plans and potential complications with the redevelopment of the Ivy Corridor — bordered by Emmet Street on the east, Ivy Road to the south and Copeley Road on the west. The University is planning to construct a number of unspecified buildings in the area while implementing the use of more green space.
Student Council’s Bicentennial Committee hosted a Women’s Forum featuring female professors from the University in Newcomb South Meeting Room Wednesday evening. The panel included Commerce Lecturer Sherri Moore, Asst. Music Prof. Nomi Dave, Batten Assoc. Prof. Eileen Chou, Chemistry lecturer Alicia Frantz and Batten lecturer Kirsten Gelsdorf.
The University Democrats hosted Nicholas Parker and Nicholas Rogers from the Albemarle County Democratic Party Wednesday evening for a "crash course" on the upcoming Charlottesville and Albemarle County caucuses.
Patrick D. Hogan, executive vice president and chief operating officer, announced the cancellation of classes in a mass email to the University community early Wednesday morning, following a night of snow showers.