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Student self-governance plays a key role in the day to day aspects of University life. There are multiple groups that facilitate self-governance on Grounds — the Honor Committee, the University Judiciary Committee, Student Council, as well as individual class councils. Each organization, in its own way, aims to uphold certain standards of conduct and accountability. These committees are student-run and are therefore, by and for the students — a unique component of the University community.
The University announced earlier this month that Bob Pianta will step down from his role as dean of the School of Education at the end of the 2021-22 academic year. Pianta plans to take a sabbatical after, taking time to travel in Europe with his wife and colleagues across the globe. In addition, he has plans to write a book to inform both practicing educators and scholars about the intersection of education and human development.
In spring 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, the University created the option for students to choose between a credit/general credit/no credit or a standard letter grading scale for each class. This decision was made with hopes that it would help students and teachers alike adjust to online learning and any other unforeseen circumstances that might arise as the pandemic progressed. Now, over a year later, students have been taking advantage of the grading option for three semesters with more students taking advantage of it this past spring than in previous semesters.
The University of Virginia Medical Center faced considerable backlash in recent years for filing over 30,000 lawsuits against former patients for outstanding medical expenses from 2012 to 2018. In response, U.Va. Health announced new alterations of billing policies and practices April 19.
Each spring, University-wide elections commence in order to elect new members to Student Council, Honor Committee and University Judiciary Committee. Within these groups, representatives are then elected to various leadership positions by members. These elections can serve as a reference point to pause and contemplate all that has been accomplished throughout the past term and to set standards and goals for the future.
Student Council released their 2020-2021 fall semester report, which explains their accomplishments throughout the semester as well as their future plans on Feb. 18. The report offers a detailed overview of the Student Council’s workover the last few months. Highlights of the report come from three groups within Student Council — the Presidential Cabinet, the Administration Branch and the Organizations Branch.
Melody Barnes, Barbara Brown Wilson, Thad Williamson and Corey D. B. Walker — editors of the book “Community Wealth Building and the Reconstruction of American Democracy” — led a panel Thursday exploring the country’s current political reality in light of ideal democratic aspirations. The panel was structured as a loose discussion based on questions posed by the audience.
The Class of 2024 is comprised of 3,785 students, the lowest number of enrolled students since the 2016 admissions cycle and the most diverse class in the University’s history.
All students living in on-Grounds housing this semester are instructed to be prepared to move to quarantine or isolation at any moment. To aid in this process, the University recommends that students prepare a “go-bag” containing essentials — such as toiletries, towels, medications, electronic devices and chargers, textbooks and clothes — that can be quickly retrieved if needed.
University Dean of Students Allen Groves outlined move-out plans for students who lived on Grounds this semester to retrieve their belongings between May 4 and 24 in an email issued Monday afternoon. Students will set up staggered appointment times and safety protocols put in place to ensure social distancing.
Among the over 20 bills enacted by Gov. Ralph Northam in early April were companion bills expanding in-state tuition to undocumented residents of Virginia. University administrators have noted these policy changes and are “evaluating the impact,” according to University Spokesperson Brian Coy.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the University has moved various mental health resources online, such as the services offered by Student Health’s Counseling and Psychological Services and the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center.
On March 17, University President Jim Ryan and Provost Liz Magill informed the student body of a number of changes to the University’s operational schedule in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among these changes was the cancellation of Final Exercises as originally planned for May 16 and 17.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a Level 3 advisory Feb. 28 for all of Italy in response to an increased presence of COVID-19, the disease more commonly referred to as coronavirus. At that point, students studying in Italy through U.Va. were informed by the University and their international partners that they could no longer condone students remaining in Italy during this public health crisis.
The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center has closed its waitlist for professional counseling for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year because all counseling slots and the waitlist are full. However, the center has a referral methodology in place to accommodate any prospective clients and will continue to offer a number of other wellness services until the summer.
The University Center for Politics has produced 16 documentaries including four Emmy award-winning films, with its 17th film in production, set to be released in late August or early September this year. The three-hour documentary will examine the state of democracy nationally and globally through the viewpoint of experts, political figures and citizens.
The Department of Media Studies, like several other majors at the University, requires that students apply to the program during their second year. This spring, the department expects to accept fewer students to account for faculty changes in the coming academic year.
The University’s Office of Sustainability has released a statement in conjunction with the College of William & Mary outlining a joint effort to have zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
The University’s Center for Politics officially appointed Barbara Comstock and Jamelle Bouie as resident scholars last week. The new employees will be working for the Center for Politics as guest speakers and panelists, as well as developing a public program for the spring of 2021 on behalf of the Center for Politics, which will include several events organized by Comstock and Bouie.
Veteran’s Day is marked on Grounds by a 24-hour vigil that specifically recognizes and honors those who served in the military but are still missing in action, as well as those that were at one time held as prisoners of war. The University community takes specific notice of those who are and were inhibited from returning home to the United States. The 24-hour vigil concludes with a ceremony for all veterans.