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University President Jim Ryan, Provost Liz Magill and Chief Operating Officer J.J. Davis joined The Cavalier Daily for a Zoom interview Tuesday to recap the fall semester and discuss the University’s plans ahead of an extended winter break. During the interview, they all agreed they are pleased with how the University fared this semester despite the pandemic.
On a historic Saturday morning, Joseph R. Biden Jr. was elected the 46th president of the United States, making incumbent Donald J. Trump a one-term president — the first in 28 years. Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, will make history as the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president in the White House.
The University’s COVID-19 Tracker reported a total of 55 new positive cases since Thursday, according to Monday’s update. There are currently 247 active cases in the University community. According to U.Va.’s dashboard, there was an average of 26 cases per day last week, including positive test results from the weekend.
University President Jim Ryan sat down for a 20-minute Zoom interview with The Cavalier Daily Wednesday afternoon to discuss the return of students to Grounds and the start of in-person learning.
A University spokesperson said that administrators are “monitoring” the public health conditions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as they prepare for students returning to Grounds in the coming weeks.
The University announced Tuesday that it is delaying the start of undergraduate in-person instruction and the opening of residence halls by two weeks in response to an increase in local and national coronavirus cases.
Meredith Kopit Levien vividly remembers the day she first entered The Cavalier Daily office as a first-year student at the University of Virginia in 1990. Passionate about journalism and eager to get involved with the student newspaper, she climbed the stairs of Newcomb Hall to ask if she could become a reporter.
All students, regardless of citizenship or immigration status, will now be eligible for admission and enrollment at the University — including undocumented students without DACA status, President Jim Ryan announced Tuesday afternoon.
Virginia Athletics announced a change to the V-Sabre and Cavalier Shield logos Monday following controversy over its depiction of the University’s serpentine walls.
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A second-year international student at the University filed a report with the University Police Department Tuesday night claiming that eggs were thrown at her and a friend near the Aquatic & Fitness Center. UPD is currently investigating the incident.
The University has extended spring break by three days and will begin remote instruction March 19, according to an announcement from University President Jim Ryan Wednesday afternoon.
The University released a statement on social media Wednesday evening affirming that all members of the community are welcome in the recently expanded Multicultural Student Center after a video of a student stating there were "too many white people" using the facility went viral.
The City of Charlottesville issued a press release Thursday evening requesting information about recent incidents that have occurred in the University and Corner areas involving reports of a man attempting to enter private residences and loitering in the area.
The University is preparing to end its bike share service in May as usage has declined about 50 percent since the introduction of electric scooters to Charlottesville last year. UBike was launched in 2015 to allow students, faculty and community members to rent bicycles for transportation on and around Grounds without having to own a bike.
The University officially increased its employee minimum wage to $15 per hour Wednesday, affecting roughly 96 percent of the University’s workforce and marking the largest salary raise in University history. The new living wage plan, announced last March and updated in October, covers 1,323 full-time employees eligible for benefits as well as more than 800 full-time contracted employees.
The University’s statue of George Rogers Clark was found defaced with red paint Sunday morning. University police responded to the defacement by covering the statue with a dark blue tarp. This incident is under further investigation by UPD.
After receiving backlash from the University community for canceling the 21-gun salute for its Veterans Day ceremony, University President Jim Ryan released a statement Saturday morning apologizing for the University’s decision.
Charlottesville Police were alerted Sunday night of an armed robbery reported at 8:32 p.m. at a parking lot of 832 Cabell Avenue — a townhome owned by the Management Services Corporation — near Preston Avenue and Rugby Road.