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MCKELVEY: U.Va. must address expensive Charlottesville housing market

(01/24/19 2:30am)

The price of off-Grounds housing in Charlottesville is a large concern for students and Charlottesville residents alike. In fact, Charlottesville has one of the most expensive rental markets in Virginia, leading many to believe that the City is in the midst of its own housing crisis. Affordable housing in Charlottesville has become so scarce that there are nearly 1,600 people on waiting lists for rental assistance programs. This shortage makes it especially difficult for low-wage employees in the City to find cost-effective housing. While the City is able to intervene and help those in need of housing, the University must realize the impact of student housing on Charlottesville’s lack of affordable housing and take action. 

YOWELL: Students possess the power to make this community safe

(01/22/19 3:56am)

Charlottesville possesses an astounding amount of history. From the historic Downtown Mall to the various buildings around the University, members of the community have a glimpse into the past with every turn. However, this history is not always inviting. In fact, it is usually the opposite, as we are often times reminded of this history and its presence in our lives in the worst ways possible. 

Lawn resident’s Post-it Note decor adds color and positivity across Grounds

(01/24/19 2:58am)

Walking down the Lawn, it is not uncommon to see bright, artistic decorations adorning the doors of the University’s Lawn residents. One often sees flyers for upcoming a cappella concerts or advertisements for clubs to join. However, as anyone passing by can see, the door of Lawn room 10 is a bit different from all the others. Fourth-year Global Public Health student Dan Xia’s door is embellished with over 800 colorful sticky notes, each with a personalized message from strangers who pass his room.

During shutdown, Trump visited by ghosts of border wall past, present

(01/24/19 2:08am)

It was a dark and stormy night. One whose conditions practically elicited the visit of a very scary yet wise and well-meaning ghost. This night, however, was not typical by any means. Indeed, it was unique in that it was longer than any previous storm or night in U.S. history. The scene was bleak. White men were arguing. Government employees were on the brink of bankruptcy. And through all this carnage, Donald Trump peacefully slept, albeit with intermittent cries of “Give me my money Schumer! Pwease daddy pwease!”

Race, reconciliation and a community rising with support from one of Broadway’s biggest stars

(01/22/19 4:28am)

Leslie Odom Jr. was never a student at U.Va. — to commandeer a line from previous Speaker and University alumna Tina Fey’s movie “Mean Girls,” he didn’t even go here. And yet, his question-and-answer session with President Jim Ryan at John Paul Jones Arena, held on a rainy Saturday just hours after Odom and his team drove hours through the night to get to Charlottesville after a cancelled flight, felt deeply personal to Charlottesville, resonating with a community still trying to heal centuries-old wounds.

No. 14 men’s and No. 11 women’s squash leave Annapolis victorious against Williams College

(01/21/19 4:23am)

After a winter hiatus, Virginia squash headed to Annapolis, Md., this past weekend for matches against Williams College and Dickinson College. However, due to a winter storm, the matches against Dickinson College were canceled and will not be rescheduled. 

Virginia track and field competes at Keydet Invitational

(01/21/19 4:36am)

The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams competed this past Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19, in the Keydet Invitational at the Corps Physical Training Facility in Lexington, Va. Both squads returned to action after opening the season last weekend at the Nittany Lion Challenge. The two-day meet consisted of Virginia in competition with 22 programs, including six student-athletes that place in the top 25 nationally in an event. Facing their first real test of the season, the Cavaliers responded by setting four facility records along with a multitude of PRs and first-place finishes.

U.Va. receives historic $120 million gift to establish new School of Data Science

(01/18/19 6:23pm)

The Quantitative Foundation, led by local hedge fund magnate Jaffray Woodriff, has pledged $120 million to establish the University’s first School of Data Science, breaking a record to become the largest private gift in the University’s 200-year history. University President Jim Ryan formally announced its plan for the new school at a ceremony in the Rotunda Friday morning.