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(16 hours ago)
If you ever see me around Grounds, you probably don’t see me for long. I’m often zooming on my blue electric beach cruiser bike, riding from one place to another. You may have even had the displeasure of hearing me sing off-tune to the music in my headphones as I ride on by. I've been biking around Grounds for about two years now, and I've learned a lot about bike maintenance, bike accessibility and how steep that hill in front of Clark Library really is. But after all this time, the most important lesson I’ve learned from biking is how to be more mindful.
(10 hours ago)
Most transactions on the Corner are simply monetary exchanges between buyer and seller. But to Hiren Patel, business partner at the 14th Street 7 Day Junior convenience store, check-out means more than over-the-counter small talk. Known fondly as “Harry,” Patel greets passersby on the Corner with lively conversation and a familiar smile, nurturing a sense of community with students that extends far beyond his store.
University students can vote on a number of elected positions within student self-governance organizations, beginning Monday morning. The University Board of Elections organized and will hold the University-wide election, which also includes a referendum sponsored by seven student organizations. The referendum demands that the University audit its investment portfolio to identify any connections to companies engaging in or profiting from what the sponsors call “the State of Israel’s apartheid regime and acute violence against Palestinians.”
For the past few years, the Honor Committee and its candidates have had a snazzy idea around which to center their initiatives and through which to mobilize the University community — multi-sanction. This was emphatically not the case this year. Rather, less than a year after the multi-sanction referendum, most Committee candidates seem to have become complacent, neglecting to adopt the necessary historicized approach to understanding the damage the Committee has perpetrated against our community. In the eyes of the Editorial Board, this complacency is unacceptable and at odds with the mandate the Committee has been given. So today, The Cavalier Daily Editorial Board endorses only one candidate running for College of Arts and Sciences Honor representative — third-year student Laura Howard. We hope that she will continue working to transform the Committee into an institution that is truly humanistic, restorative and intentional in its approach to upholding the community of trust.
(13 hours ago)
When Coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton was announced as the sixth head coach in Virginia women’s basketball history, it was known that the program had a long road ahead in its rebuild — losing seasons had been the standard for the past decade. The Cavaliers were coming off of a 2021-22 season that only resulted in five wins out of 27 games, in addition to two forfeited games.
This year, The Cavalier Daily Editorial Board endorses five candidates, each of whom are running for College of Arts and Sciences representative for the University Judiciary Committee — third-year Harper Jones, third-year Lisa Kopelnik, second-year Allison McVey, third-year Campbell Coleman and third-year Anna Prillaman. Each candidate demonstrated a commitment to UJC’s foundational values of respect, safety and freedom. Beyond this, all five emphasized a need to increase organizational transparency and a commitment to an ideal of restorative justice that genuinely engages the student body as a whole. We are confident that these candidates will advance innovative solutions to the problems UJC faces.
(14 hours ago)
The Lawn Selection Committee provided 47 students offers to live on the Lawn for the 2024-25 academic year, receiving a total of 177 applications. The Committee received 25 more applications than it did last year — dropping the acceptance rate from 37.5 percent to 26.6 percent.
(4 hours ago)
Following a gripping matchup Saturday that saw Virginia grab a two-point victory over Wake Forest, the Cavaliers (20-7, 11-5 ACC) made their way to Cassell Coliseum to take on the Hokies (15-11, 7-8 ACC) for the second game of this year’s Commonwealth Clash.
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No. 6 Virginia men’s tennis traveled to New York to compete in the ITA National Team Indoor Championship, opening play Friday. While the Cavaliers (8-4, 0-0 ACC) managed to advance to the quarterfinals after defeating No. 15 Duke and later to the semifinals after defeating No. 7 Tennessee, they ultimately fell to No. 1 Ohio State Sunday and failed to make it to the Championship faceoff.
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The Charlottesville City Council unanimously passed a new zoning ordinance at a meeting last December that will allow for greater diversity in types of housing as well as require the inclusion of affordable housing in some future developments. Although multiple organizations supported the ordinance when it was passed at a City Council meeting in December, the new code has since faced opposition from some residents concerned that the Council did not properly prepare for the implementation of the code before approving it.
Virginia men’s lacrosse made the in-state trip to Robins Stadium to take on Richmond in its second game of the season Saturday. The No. 3 Cavaliers fought for the win against a quality team in the No. 16 Spiders (1-2, 0-0 Atlantic 10), pulling away in the fourth quarter to win 14-10. The day was highlighted by graduate student attacker Payton Cormier breaking Virginia’s career goals record, previously held by Doug Knight, who tallied 165 goals in 60 games. Cormier now sits on top with 167 goals in just 57 games.
Virginia softball was on the road again this weekend, as the Cavaliers (6-4, 0-0 ACC) traveled south for the Easton Bama Bash hosted by Alabama. Although Virginia had strong showings against Southern Indiana (1-4, 0-0 OVC) and St. Thomas (1-9, 0-0 Summit League), the Cavaliers could not get past the No. 11 Crimson Tide (10-0, 0-0 SEC) in either of their two matchups.
No. 14 Virginia baseball kicked off its season this weekend at Disharoon Park, hosting Hofstra for a three-game set. Expectations are high for the Cavaliers (3-0, 0-0 ACC) this year following a trip to Omaha, Neb. last season, despite the departure of a few key pieces by way of graduation and the MLB Draft. Virginia swept the series with a dominant offensive showing, scoring 42 total runs — half of which came in Saturday’s 21-3 crushing of the Pride (0-3, 0-0 CAA). However, the Cavaliers’ pitching staff stumbled out of the gate, keeping Friday and Sunday’s contest close to the final outs.
Wake Forest nearly stole a win from Virginia in Charlottesville Saturday, but the game-tying shot from junior guard Cameron Hildreth was missed at the buzzer to seal a 49-47 Virginia victory. The Cavaliers (20-6, 11-4 ACC) led for the majority of the second half, but a ghastly 1-11 performance from the free-throw line nearly prevented the win against the Demon Deacons (16-9, 8-6 ACC).
The Hoos First Student Center, located in the lower level of Newcomb Hall, welcomed students into a vibrant and playful space at its grand opening Friday morning. The center serves as a hub for first-generation and low-income students to study, relax and connect with those who have similar backgrounds.
Today, we celebrate Presidents’ Day, the federal holiday that pays tribute to all U.S. presidents. Though some may look at the long list of 46 presidents and see a dry, formulaic history of policy, controversy and occasional scandal, there are many interesting facts about these nuanced figures that probably weren't shared in your history class. For the low-down on all things presidential — or less so, in many cases — check out these lesser-known facts about U.S. presidents.
After a week-long break, Virginia women’s basketball returned home to take on Syracuse Sunday in an ACC clash. The Cavaliers (12-13, 4-10 ACC) were hoping for their third straight win after impressive road victories against Boston College and Wake Forest, but the No. 19 Orange (22-4, 12-3 ACC) — who entered the matchup just one game behind Virginia Tech for first-place in the ACC — were too much for the hosts as they claimed an 85-79 victory.
Virginia women’s lacrosse took the field Saturday afternoon at Klöckner Stadium to face Princeton in its third game of the season. The Cavaliers (3-0, 0-0 ACC) jumped out to an early lead and repelled multiple comeback attempts by the Tigers (0-1, 0-0 Ivy League) on the way to a 14-12 victory that maintained their undefeated season.
This year, The Cavalier Daily Editorial Board endorses three candidates running for College of Arts and Science Student Council representative — first-year student Jackson Sleadd, first-year student Dalton Haydel and first-year student Brian Ng. In their brief but impactful time at the University, these candidates have demonstrated a fresh, nuanced and informed approach to student self-governance that transcends their tangible experience. These candidates are prepared to take advantage of the unprecedented $5 million Student Council endowment in a practical way that genuinely advances student interests. Additionally, they each articulated a need for concrete initiatives to increase both the accessibility of necessary student services and the transparency of Student Council as a whole. Above all, the Editorial Board was impressed by their compelling visions for how Student Council can realistically bargain with University administration to drive positive change for the student body.
For those in need of a getaway from Grounds, Petit Pois is a “très bien” French-inspired staycation. My two friends and I dined at the European bistro for the first time Thursday evening. With its foreign flair and rich flavors, Petit Pois immerses customers in an international dining experience right here in Charlottesville, making it the perfect taste of life “en France” for University students and locals alike.