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BATSUKH: A conservative case against the census citizenship question

(04/30/19 2:27am)

In the United States, the census determines congressional representation, informs distributions of federal grants by the federal government and the states. It also helps businesses plan expansions, expenditures, advertising and new products. It is not only a political tool — it also a widely used for financial and social purposes. Its efficacy, however, is already partially compromised by the survey and statistical techniques used by the Census Bureau. Adding Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ proposed citizenship question to the 2020 Decennial Census runs the risk of further reducing the usefulness of the data. 

Newcomb Hall student workers to hold rally next Wednesday

(04/25/19 4:12am)

Student staff members at Newcomb Hall have begun to petition against the changes that have resulted from the current reorganization of Newcomb Hall. These changes — which have included hiring freezes and increased responsibilities without increased pay — are due to a budget deficit in the Office of the Dean of Students. Impacted student employees are scheduled to hold a rally at the steps of Peabody Hall May 1 to protest the changes. The rally was originally scheduled for April 26, but moved due to inclement weather.

Trump Administration calls for elimination of National Endowment for the Humanities, Arts in 2020 budget proposal

(04/25/19 1:48am)

The Trump administration’s 2020 budget proposal calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities, and the University currently stands out as the number one recipient of funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities among hundreds of colleges and universities in the U.S. NEH and NEA are federal agencies which provide grants to support research, education, preservation and public programs in the arts and humanities, and the University uses grants from these two agencies to fund a myriad of programs within schools and smaller projects. 

Female faculty at U.Va. earned $33,939 less than male faculty in 2018-2019, on average

(04/25/19 3:57am)

Faculty and administration salaries for the 2018-2019 academic year show that the number of women across all divisions in the top 20 earners at the University has increased from two in the 2015-2016 academic year to six women this year. Data obtained by The Cavalier Daily through a Freedom of Information Act request regarding the gender breakdown of average faculty salary for the Oct. 25, 2018 census file showed that women faculty members across all schools at the University earned $33,939 less than men.

Alderman Library to close in May 2020 and reopen by spring of 2023

(04/24/19 7:10pm)

John Unsworth, the University’s Dean of Libraries and an English professor, sent an email to the University community Wednesday afternoon regarding the continuation of the Alderman Library renovations. The email stated that Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Va.) recently approved construction funding without alteration, allowing the University to move forward with the renovation project.

HESS: U.Va. must do more to prevent tuition hikes

(04/25/19 12:03am)

The cost of higher education in the United States has been steadily increasing over the past few decades, and U.Va. is no exception. In fact, the University is the most expensive public school in the nation for out-of-state students — and its in-state price tag is one of the highest in the Commonwealth. When all is said and done, the total cost of attendance for students in the College comes out to be around $33,000 for in-state students and $64,000 for out-of-state students — both of which are significantly above the average national total cost.

EDITORIAL: Stop politicizing U.Va. men’s basketball

(04/24/19 11:26pm)

After the historic win by the Virginia men’s basketball team, Lacey Kohlmoos — an alumna of the University — created an online petition calling for the team to refuse the traditional White House invitation should it be sent. The petition specifically says President Donald Trump has “turned a blind eye or outright supported racists,” and that “by accepting a White House invitation, the team would be condoning the president’s reprehensible and divisive behavior, which is unacceptable.” 

PUBLIC EDITOR: Give a new life to Love Connection to establish more engagement with the University community

(04/28/19 11:20pm)

Love Connection — The Cavalier Daily’s classic matchmaking feature — used to be a shining jewel in the paper’s Life section. However, both the graduations of major Love Connection writers like Alex Stock and Margaret Mason and the transition to a new website design has left the once-revered feature in the dust. Love Connection was not only fun but a way for the student body to engage with The Cavalier Daily in a light-hearted way.

VITI: The Mueller report is a summation of a confused news cycle

(05/03/19 1:39am)

Over three years of the American news cycle culminated this week in the release of the redacted Mueller Report, a 448-page summation of many incidents surrounding President Trump and his campaign’s connection with Russian interference in the 2016 election. While the Mueller Report is hugely important for its content, it is also important as an indicator both of progress in and frustrations resulting from public attempts at truth-finding. 

Asian Leaders Council, Latinx Student Alliance host symposium on the potential of expanding ethnic studies at the University

(04/24/19 8:22pm)

Students, faculty and administrators met Tuesday evening in Alumni Hall to discuss the future of ethnic studies at the University during a symposium hosted by the Asian Leaders Council and Latinx Student Alliance. The symposium, titled “We Are Not Invisible: A Case For Ethnic Studies” fostered discussion among approximately 50 attendees about scholarship on topics such as race, ethnicity and the experience of indigenous populations.

University Democrats host debate between Charlottesville politicians

(04/24/19 5:00am)

The University Democrats hosted a debate between House of Delegates Democratic candidates Sally Hudson and Kathy Galvin in Nau Hall Monday evening. The primary election for the 57th District seat is scheduled for June 11, but early voting opens April 28, providing students with the ability to vote before they leave Grounds.

KIMELMAN: U.Va.’s tuition freeze is no accident

(04/24/19 4:54am)

For the first time in our University’s history, the Board of Visitors voted to freeze in-state tuition rates, which will save the average in-state student around $400. While significant on its own, this event is not an anomaly but is occurring at public colleges and universities across the Commonwealth. This flurry of tuition freezes is the direct result of work done by the Republican-controlled Virginia General Assembly and is proof that smart policy at the state level can have a direct impact on the lives of students.