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STRIKE: Proposed changes to Title X constitute a gag rule on healthcare providers

(03/01/19 3:07am)

Despite massive outcry from the American people and against the recommendation of the American Medical Association, the Trump administration just published its final draft of rule changes to Title X — the government’s family planning program. First established in 1970, Title X serves as both a funding mechanism for healthcare providers and as a set of guidelines which providers should follow with regards to informing patients about all their healthcare options. Funding goes towards contraceptive care, pregnancy prevention, STI testing and lifesaving cancer screenings — funding does not go to abortion services. In fact, Title X specifically forbids that. Title X is an essential part of the structure of reproductive healthcare in this country, and these new attacks from the Trump administration serve no purpose other than to punish providers and the women they care for. 

No. 2 Virginia rolls to 81-51 win over Georgia Tech

(03/01/19 3:39am)

With the end of the regular season approaching, No. 2 Virginia came out Wednesday night and picked up a dominant win over Georgia Tech to stay in first place in the ACC. The Cavaliers (25-2, 13-2 ACC) rolled to an 81-51 victory over a struggling Yellow Jacket (12-17, 4-12 ACC) team, led by big performances from junior guard Ty Jerome and sophomore guard De’Andre Hunter. 

Titus Kaphar repaints history through torture and complexity

(03/01/19 3:48am)

“This needs to be a conversation, otherwise it isn’t going to work,” New Haven-based artist Titus Kaphar said as he began speaking to the lecture hall of the Special Collections Library during a University-sponsored event Tuesday. Questions and audience participation were more than welcome during Kaphar’s presentation, which made a large and relatively public space feel like an intimate setting.

KUKOSKI: UBE must improve student voter turnout in student elections

(02/28/19 1:52am)

Voting plays a central role in the culture of the University. From the start of school to Election Day, students are bombarded by their eager peers with clipboards outside dining halls, the Corner and their dorms, asking “are you registered to vote on Grounds?” Other students work the partisan angle, knocking on doors and making phone calls for their candidate of choice. Students at the University overwhelmingly vote in federal, state and local elections. In 2016, 63.9 percent of University students voted in the presidential election, exceeding the national campus average of 50.4 percent. Despite the culture around voting at the University, students fail to vote in their most local elections — University-wide elections. However, in order to fully participate students must understand the functions of the institutions that represent them in order to have an incentive to vote.  

Politics Lecturer Syaru Shirley Lin on sustainable investments of happiness

(04/11/19 4:37am)

Not many people can say they hold the record for the youngest female managing director at Goldman-Sachs, graduated cum laude from Harvard College in three years or single-handedly spearheaded Goldman’s investments in technology start-ups through the principal investment area for Asia. That is, except for Syaru Shirley Lin, who has been a professor in the University politics department since the fall of 2012 and an adjunct associate professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. At the University, Lin teaches classes on international economies, specifically in Asia.

Student Council Sustainability Committee receives $9,700 grant from Environmental Fund for LEED Green Associate Exams

(02/27/19 3:15am)

Student Council’s Sustainability Committee received a nearly $10,000 grant earlier this month from the Equity and Environment Fund. Nina Morris, the sustainability outreach and engagement manager for the University’s Office for Sustainability, wrote in an email to The Cavalier Daily that the fund “is set up to support students/student groups for community-based initiatives or projects that sit at the intersection of equity, justice, and sustainability.” 

BHARADWAJ: Student Council is a glorified bookkeeping club

(02/28/19 12:33am)

With the brouhaha of elections finally upon us, we have begun to see the same tired monologues stressing the importance of Student Council and imploring increased turnout — which in recent elections hovered around 20 percent of the populace. However, contrary to what many of our peers would have us believe, the Council does not have the power to legislate any degree of meaningful change in our lives — nor should they. In truth, the Council is little more than a glorified bookkeeping club — which isn’t necessarily a bad thing — but without any tangible authority whatsoever, there is no reason for the average student to be concerned with the outcome of these races. 

BATSUKH: The ALC must reform to better represent the APIDA community

(03/11/19 11:17pm)

People of minority culture and descent face real and continuous issues, at both the University and throughout the United States as a whole. Advocacy groups, especially among students of color, do passionate and admirable work. Contributions from the Latinx Student Alliance, Black Student Alliance and other similar groups at the University greatly improve the student experience and make lasting changes that impact students in meaningful ways. These associations accomplish these feats in large part due to their legitimacy, derived from their widespread renown and effective outreach methods. These factors enable organizations to advocate for a larger group in a way that is honest and useful. Unfortunately, the Asian Leaders Council fails to meet these standards. 

What’s missing from the Academy Awards?

(02/27/19 2:27am)

It’s true — the telecast of the Oscars is already long enough as is, with the most recent 91st Academy Awards taking over three hours to award all of the statuettes. But despite its exhaustive run-time, the Academy is still not hitting all of the marks when it comes to the categories they reward. Here, the Arts and Entertainment Staff has detailed four new, relevant and interesting honors for the Academy to consider adding into the next Oscars ceremony.

A stubborn Northerner’s say on whether Virginia is part of the South

(03/01/19 3:22am)

I remember walking into my dorm on move-in day, drenched in sweat from a combination of carrying my luggage up the Dillard stairs and the sweltering heat of Charlottesville. I made a comment to my roommate —  “I cannot believe I go to school in the South. This is way too hot for me.” My sweet roommate, born and raised in Harrisonburg, looked me dead in the eyes and stated in the most serious voice I had ever heard, “Virginia, or at least Charlottesville, is not the South.” 

Student Council presidential candidates discuss accessibility, diversity during debate

(02/27/19 4:15am)

Student Council presidential candidates Ellie Brasacchio, a third-year College student and the current chair of the Student Council Representative Body and Arabella Lee, a first-year Curry student, answered questions about various topics — ranging from accessibility to the living wage — during the third-annual Student Council Presidential Debate co-hosted Monday night by The Cavalier Daily and the University Board of Elections — the organization responsible for conducting University-wide student elections and referenda — in Wilson Hall.

LETTER: No matter how many people are running, you should vote

(02/26/19 11:54pm)

The Spring 2019 University-wide elections is running now until March 1, 4 p.m. In recent years, voting has been viewed as an important duty among many American citizens, yet these efforts did not translate to last year’s University-wide election. Only 18.77 percent of University students voted in last year’s Student Council presidential election, with three candidates running. While many of the elections on the ballot are uncontested or not competitive, there still needs to be an increase in student voter turnout this year. 

“Hamilton” star shares experience of sexual abuse, recovery

(02/28/19 4:34am)

Antuan Raimone — an actor in the Broadway shows “Hamilton” and “In The Heights” — spoke about his experiences as a survivor of sexual assault at an event hosted by the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center’s Gender Violence and Social Change program in Nau Hall Monday evening with an audience of about 15 people.