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BOV student member Brendan Nigro discusses inclusion, affordable housing at Board meeting

(12/17/18 9:50pm)

The University’s Board of Visitors discussed several key items at their full meeting of the Board Dec. 7, including recent funding for new developments granted to the University Health System and changes in enrollment and organization at the University’s College at Wise. The session also featured commentary from BOV student member and fourth-year College student Brendan Nigro.

Lime electric scooters launched in Charlottesville, available around Grounds

(12/17/18 9:39pm)

Lime, the California-based electric scooter company, debuted in Charlottesville last week. Charlottesville city officials approved Lime scooters as the first dockless scooter company to operate in the city Dec. 7. Although Lime initially planned to implement 100 e-scooters and 100 electric bicycles, there are currently 200 scooters and 50 bikes placed around Charlottesville. 

Attorney General Mark Herring hosts roundtable discussion at First Baptist Church

(12/17/18 9:46pm)

Democratic Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring visited Charlottesville’s First Baptist Church earlier this month to host a roundtable discussion with community leaders and representatives about ways to combat rising levels of hate crimes and white supremacist violence in the Commonwealth. 

Student revives tradition of showing ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ during finals

(12/15/18 6:19pm)

On a winter day in the early 1980s, Class of 1984 alumna Deborah Whelan went with a friend to see “It’s a Wonderful Life” for the first time. The film was showing on Grounds in Wilson Hall, but stressed about her upcoming tests, Whelan was reluctant to leave her studying for a movie break. 

College Republicans looking at houses on 14th to make up for midterms loss

(01/03/19 5:57pm)

“Devastated. Absolutely and completely devastated.” These are the words The Cavalier Daily probably used to describe U.Va.’s College Republicans viewing party for the Nov. 6 midterm elections. On that night, the Republican Party lost control of the US House of Representatives for the first time since 2010. “Today is a dark day for us. I genuinely don’t know how we’re gonna move forward. We may not. This may be the end of College Republicans as we know it,” said a College Republicans member that night.

Darden brings U.Va. closer to carbon neutrality

(12/21/18 5:02pm)

This past September, the Darden School of Business and Dominion Energy launched a green energy partnership at the Hollyfield Solar facility — a 160-acre field of solar panels in King William County, Va. After reaching an agreement with Dominion last year, the University and Darden will purchase all generated energy from the U.Va. Hollyfield Solar facility, which is owned and operated by Dominion, for the next 25 years. 

Jury recommends sentence of life in prison for murder of Heather Heyer

(12/12/18 12:11am)

A jury recommended James Alex Fields Jr. — the white nationalist who drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at the Unite the Right rally in downtown Charlottesville in August 2017 — be sentenced to life in prison Tuesday afternoon after jurors found him guilty of the first degree murder of Heather Heyer, eight counts of malicious wounding and one hit-and-run count for injuring dozens of others with his vehicle.

Why I’m not telling you what I want for Christmas

(12/15/18 6:06pm)

Whether it be through the Myers-Briggs test, the zodiac or the latest Buzzfeed quiz — “Cook Your Dream Pancakes and We’ll Tell You Your Best Quality” — there seems to be a modern compulsion for constant self-categorization. I’m “humble,” based on my choice of blueberry pancakes with maple-syrup, I’m an Aquarius by birth and I can’t remember my Myers-Briggs type — does the E stand for emotional? That sounds right.    

Conservative commentator draws backlash from minority students over statements on immigration

(12/11/18 9:20pm)

Conservative commentator Anna Paulina addressed students at an event last week hosted by the University’s chapter of Turning Point USA — a student activist group for young conservatives on college campuses — where Paulina defended the right to bear arms by arguing women should be able to defend themselves against sexual assault and targeted attacks. The event included a discussion on Paulina’s background as a Mexican and Native American conservative and her views on immigration reform, which evoked concern from minority student leadership at the University and drew a protest of around 25 students.

Lambeth electrical fire displaces students amid heavy snowfall, freezing temperatures

(12/10/18 1:01am)

About 25 to 35 students will be displaced from their dorms Sunday night after an electrical fire at Lambeth Field residences during the afternoon that left three apartments without power after officials decided to turn off electricity due to safety concerns. No injuries were reported by officials as a result of the incident. 

Fields found guilty of first-degree murder, convicted on all counts

(12/07/18 10:27pm)

James Alex Fields Jr. — the man accused of driving a car into a crowd of people during the white supremacist Unite the Right rally in downtown Charlottesville in August 2017, killing one and injuring dozens more — was found guilty of one count of first-degree murder, five counts of aggravated malicious wounding, one count of hit and run and three counts of malicious wounding.