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Students at OAAA’s Importance of Community Archiving discuss Ryan’s response to MSC controversy

(5 hours ago)

The Office of African-American Affairs hosted a presentation titled “The Importance of Community Archiving” Thursday in Shannon House. The event is one of the OAAA’s February events to celebrate Black History Month and part of the class “The Urgency of Now & the Relevance of Then: Introduction to Community Archiving” –– a semester long seminar course which features smaller classes and emphasizes discussions, taught by Associate Dean Michael Mason and Sony Prosper, a resident librarian at the University.

Sugar, butter, flour — the cast of ‘Waitress’ speaks

(02/20/20 6:05pm)

The University Programs Council hosted Broadway Talks Back Saturday night, a program that invites stage veterans to the University to speak on their experience on Broadway. Fourth-year Commerce student Kristen Kelly runs Broadway Talks Back and invited “Waitress” alum Natasha Yvette Williams — who played the role of Becky, the second female lead — and Henry Gottfried — who acted as a swing, which is a performer whose job is to play one or more roles in the acting ensemble of a show when someone else is out. 

Men’s basketball picks up 78-65 win against Boston College

(02/20/20 5:53pm)

Virginia excelled offensively against Boston College, picking up a 78-65 victory at John Paul Jones Arena Wednesday night. The Cavaliers (18-7, 10-5 ACC) took a 20-point lead in the second half as five players entered into double digits scoring. Despite impressive performances by senior forward Nik Popovic and freshman guard Jay Heath, the Eagles (13-14, 7-9 ACC) couldn’t overcome the deficit as Virginia caught fire. 

EDITORIAL: The Editorial Board is not endorsing a Student Council President

(02/20/20 2:47am)

This past weekend, The Cavalier Daily Editorial Board interviewed both presidential candidates for Student Council — third-year College students Hunter Wagenaar and Ellen Yates — and took a wide range of factors into consideration for its endorsement. Specifically, we asked the candidates about their previous experience with Student Council, what they see as the most practical part of their platform and their thoughts about how to make the Council more transparent. While we firmly believe that both candidates provided platforms that could benefit the University community, they portrayed significant shortcomings that prevent us from being able to endorse either of them at this time. 

RYAN: Toward a shared sense of purpose and community

(02/19/20 7:00pm)

The recent controversy over the Multicultural Student Center sparked a firestorm on social media and resulted in a flood of calls and emails to my office and across the University, as well as threats and racist comments toward the student involved and students of color generally. Most of what I heard expressed outrage at the student, suggested this was blatant racism and demanded some sort of punishment. Some, however, suggested just the opposite — that the University support not just the student and her well-being but endorse her statement. As often happens with these flashpoints today, sides were drawn quickly and the battle began.  

Jocelyn Willoughby embodies everything it means to be a student-athlete at Virginia

(02/20/20 6:07pm)

As a swarm of orange Clemson jerseys hastily scramble to set up on defense, there’s a panicking look that overcomes them, as senior guard Jocelyn Willoughby slowly brings the ball up the court. Directing her teammates to their positions, she’s already determined exactly how she’s going to dissect Clemson’s zone defense.

How to navigate Grounds during spring rain showers

(02/20/20 6:15pm)

Have you ever found yourself walking into class with wet hair because of a spontaneous rain shower? Stuck with wet socks for the day because you wore the wrong shoes to your first class? Realized your backpack isn’t waterproof as you pulled out your damp laptop? I’ve unfortunately experienced many rainy day mishaps, and I’d like to share my tips on surviving this year’s spring showers while braving the perilous walk to class.

The effects of going abroad on everyone

(02/20/20 6:19pm)

In high school, people always spoke of their desires to go abroad — studying and traveling in a foreign place for a semester and getting to experience both the novelty of a new environment as well as the traditions and cultures of another country. To be honest, I never really understood that. I have always wanted to travel at some point in my life and walk through the cobblestone streets of Paris that we all dream about, sipping on coffee and dressed all chic. I just never really had the desire to do so in college. 

Nikole Hannah-Jones — creator of the 1619 Project — speaks at the Rotunda, the Haven

(02/19/20 6:31am)

The University’s Democracy Initiative sponsored Nikole Hannah-Jones — a New York Times writer and creator of the 1619 Project — Monday at the Rotunda for a discussion with University President Jim Ryan. The event at the Rotunda quickly sold out, prompting event organizers to hold another discussion later that evening at The Haven — a homeless shelter and event space in Downtown Charlottesville — moderated by Jamelle Bouie, a columnist for The New York Times. 

The Lumineers intertwine cinematography and musical narration at JPJ

(02/18/20 9:27pm)

The folk-rock group The Lumineers came to John Paul Jones Arena Sunday night on their world tour, entitled “III” — their third studio album. “III” is a story about a family riddled by addiction, divided into three chapters with three songs each. The co-founders of the group, Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, drew from personal experiences to sing candidly about the struggles families face. Although the songs are sonically similar to prior Lumineers songs — happy and intricate — the band chose to juxtapose their style with a subject matter that is aching, raw and disturbing. 

The University announces new TikTok initiative

(02/20/20 8:26pm)

We are pleased to announce that after much student uproar, University President Jim Ryan and the rest of the University’s board members have decided we are at a crucial point in education. We have faced many developments in education throughout history — books and written language, digital calculators, computers in the Internet age. And now finally a culmination of all of these advancements — interactive learning via TikTok. Under the TikTok Interface Trial To Improve Educational Services — T.I.T.T.I.E.S. — the University will be investing a base amount of $25 million to kickstart several U.Va. TikTok accounts.

German visiting professor unable to enter the U.S., visa delayed indefinitely

(02/17/20 9:02pm)

German political scientist Hajo Funke, the German department’s Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor, is unable to enter the United States to teach at the University because the State Department has yet to issue him a visa. Funke is currently co-teaching two classes with Jeffrey Grossman, chair of the German department, on far-right populism from Berlin via videoconference.

Tied for First: ‘If You Knew’ by Jeff Buckley

(02/20/20 6:00pm)

It’s been raining recently. Lots of grey, lots of splash. In the past few weeks, I’ve done what any other rational twenty-something would do in these conditions — listen to sad music without feeling remorseful about my actions. It’s because it’s raining, okay? But in this drizzle-laden stupor, I quickly re-discovered a hidden gem — one of the uncut variety. It’s “If You Knew,” live, by Jeff Buckley, off of his “Live at Sin-é - Legacy Edition” album recorded in 1993. And it’s the best song of all time.

CAMP: The Southern belle needs a costume change

(02/18/20 9:37pm)

Debate around Confederate and white supremacist imagery has been renewed in Charlottesville with the recent activist removal of a slave auction plaque in Court Square. Like many other southern cities, Charlottesville’s past is inextricably tied to slavery — and glorification of that past has increasingly come under scrutiny. However, while momentum in opposition to white supremacist symbolism is growing, one form of such imagery has gone largely unchallenged — the Southern belle.