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Debates over a new 10-story apartment building proposal at 2117 Ivy Road have escalated with a recent letter from the University to Charlottesville’s City Council asking the city to consider the impact of the proposal, saying that the development does not align with the city’s stated goals for the specific space. The City Planning Commission, however, unanimously approved the rezoning request during Tuesday's meeting — City Council will now decide whether the project moves forward.
This is a developing story — statistics and voter turnout are as of Tuesday evening. This article will be updated with final data once results are verified.
Candidates Amanda Burns, Shymora Cooper, Chris Meyer, and Nicole Richardson are currently running unopposed to fill the four open seats on the Charlottesville City School Board in the upcoming Nov. 7 election. For the first time in 20 years, more than half of the Board’s seven seats will be filled by new members.
The School of Law recently launched its Education Rights Institute, which will work within various districts across the country to help schools better address educational inequalities among disadvantaged students and improve the quality of K-12 education in America.
A new advising plan for first-year students has been implemented at the School of Engineering this year to improve upon the current embedded advising program. Under the new system, students will take foundational engineering courses over a full year with their advisor as their instructor, someone who is also a faculty member within the School of Engineering.
As City Council assesses several alternative fuel sources for use in its transit system, a petition promoting zero-emissions buses has gained traction. The Council is expected to vote this October on which fuel source to implement in the new buses.
Students flooded to Raising Cane’s new location on the Corner Tuesday morning to celebrate the restaurant’s opening with a raffle drawing for a year of free food and a formal ribbon cutting ceremony complete with a pep squad. Through the elaborate opening following weeks of promotion, the management behind the new restaurant aim to connect with the local community and maximize the potential of the location being so central to the University.
The Board of Visitors’ Audit, Compliance, and Risk Committee reviewed SafeGrounds compliance reporting tools for employees and discussed the switch from paper to electronic records at their meeting Thursday.
The University’s Housing and Residence life recently implemented a new policy which will prevent future students in their fifth year of completing a 4+1 master’s program from serving as Resident Advisors or Senior Residents in undergraduate housing.
In response to student complaints surrounding the cost of laundry, Housing and Residence Life announced a new laundry program for all undergraduates living on Grounds last Tuesday. The program — dubbed Wahoo Spins — offers students credits for 10 cycles of laundry, either wash or dry cycles, for a total of five complete loads of laundry for the semester.
Incumbent Creigh Deeds has secured the Democratic nomination for the 11th District State Senate race after winning 51 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary. Challenger Sally Hudson was trailing Deeds by about 750 votes as of Tuesday evening.
New members of Student Council led the term’s first General Body meeting Tuesday, where representatives passed eight legislative bills to approve Executive Board appointments and appointments to the President’s Cabinet, the Administrative Branch, the Organizations Branch, the Support and Access Services Branch.