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The Queer Student Union ran its annual Drag Bingo event virtually Friday evening. The event, which is one of the main fundraising events for the club, had to be canceled last year after the University moved classes online in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dean of Students Allen Groves detailed the University's plans to help students get vaccinated in an email to students Friday. The message comes ahead of the Blue Ridge Health District moving into Phase 2 — which includes anyone 16 or older — Monday.
University President Jim Ryan announced Friday that the University is planning to hold Final Exercises in person this May thanks to new guidance on in-person graduation ceremonies announced by Gov. Ralph Northam in mid-March.
There is more on the University Elections ballot this semester than just the race for Student Council president. Candidates’ positions on Student Council, the Honor Committee, the University Judiciary Committee, School Councils and Class Councils are up for election. Four referenda from Student Council and UJC are also awaiting student votes.
Dean of Students Allen Groves rejected one plan for in-person Inter-Fraternity Council final hours and bid day in an email dated Jan. 29, according to documents made available to The Cavalier Daily after a Freedom of Information Act request. The email was part of a thread with Groves, two associate deans of students, two Office of the Dean of Students team members and Andrew Huffman, IFC president and third-year College student.
University President Jim Ryan notified graduating students that Final Exercises will not be held as usual this May in an email to the Class of 2021 Wednesday. Ryan said the decision was made based on the size of gatherings permitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as travel advisories. In a separate statement, Ryan also announced the postponement of Final Exercises for the Class of 2020 until the summer of 2022.
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In separate statements issued Friday, both the Inter-Sorority Council and Inter-Fraternity Council suspended all in-person gatherings, effective immediately. The ISC ban will be in place until at least March 12 while the IFC said it plans to reevaluate its suspension at the end of March.
The University Police Department hired its first-ever diversity, equity and inclusion manager in December. The Department selected Cortney Hawkins, education assistant at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and law student at the Birmingham School of Law, to hold the position.
What has been a series of wintry weeks in Charlottesville looks to continue on Thursday as a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain approaches the region. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow accumulations between two to four inches, ice accumulations to around a quarter inch and sleet.
The University banned all in-person gatherings and urged students living on and off Grounds to restrict movement outside residences to essential activities in a University-wide email Tuesday afternoon. The announcement comes following a “troubling” increase in COVID-19 cases and the spread of the more contagious B.1.1.7 variant of the virus. The policy will go into effect Tuesday at 7 p.m. and will be reevaluated Feb. 26.
The National Weather Service is once again alerting Charlottesville-Albemarle residents to the possibility of winter weather in the University community following a snowstorm Thursday night that resulted in four to five inches of snow, hazardous travel and the cancellation of in-person classes Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued another Winter Storm Warning for the Charlottesville area as a quick-hitting winter storm is forecast to hit the Mid-Atlantic region from midnight to noon on Sunday.
In the lead-up to what appears to be Charlottesville’s first serious winter storm of the season, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow accumulations of four to eight inches.
The University announced in an update Friday that first-year applicants for undergraduate admission will not be required to submit standardized test scores in the Fall 2022 and 2023 application cycles.
In order to accelerate the distribution of vaccines to the community, U.Va. Health has relied on its 600-member vaccination volunteer team — made up of nurses, physicians, EMTs, nurse practitioners, faculty in the Schools of Nursing and Medicine and others who vaccinate within their scope of practice. All members of the vaccination team are paid volunteers and members of the U.Va. Hospital network, and the team has grown in size substantially since vaccinations at U.Va. Health began Dec. 15.
University President Jim Ryan announced Wednesday that more than $30 million will be invested towards STEM research and the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies.
The University’s Board of Visitors will meet electronically Thursday and Friday in both open and closed sessions to discuss various financing plans for new construction at the University — including the School of Data Science — as well as establishing four new professorships in a variety of different fields.
When the University reopened its doors in early September amid the ongoing pandemic, many wondered how its testing and housing capacity would fare in comparison to other colleges that were forced to quickly send students home due to growing COVID-19 cases.
Commerce Prof. Jeffery Leopold is facing backlash from Student Council and the Organization of African Students at U.Va. for racially insensitive comments he made during a Zoom session of his Foundations of Commerce class Oct 2.