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27 percent of University heat powered by coal, plans to reduce fossil fuel usage in place

(11/13/19 3:47am)

In the past 10 years, as climate change has become a significant threat, the University has signed on to a number of greenhouse gas reduction commitments. Despite this, the University heat plant still uses a significant amount of fossil fuels, which may pose dangers to the environment and human health. According to Facilities Management, the University is classified as a major source of hazardous air pollutants which means the University has the potential to emit more than 10 tons per year of an individual hazardous pollutant.

Hippo Campus shines at the Jefferson

(11/08/19 4:53pm)

There aren’t many American indie-rock bands with as much promise as Hippo Campus. In the four years since the release of their debut EP “Bashful Creatures,” the five-piece group from St. Paul, Minn. has gone from opening act to international headliner. Hippo Campus is currently touring their 2018 album “Bambi,” and the group faced high expectations from the Charlottesville crowd at the Jefferson Theater Monday night, a venue they last visited in 2017.

How the Cavalier Daily became independent: A lesson in resilience and integrity

(11/06/19 5:22am)

In 1979, University President Frank Hereford attempted to censor The Cavalier Daily after it had reported extensively on tense race relations at the University. The publication’s leaders refused to accept the administration’s attempts at oversight. This decision escalated the push for editorial and financial independence that had been developing since 1978 — when the paper first rejected allocated funding from Student Council’s Student Activities Committee. Today, The Cavalier Daily remains independent from the University. This is the story of how it happened.

Fourth-year students encounter SIS outage during peak course enrollment period

(11/06/19 5:07am)

The University’s Student Information System experienced an outage Monday evening during peak course enrollment time for fourth-year students, roughly between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. A piece of inefficient code found within the new SIS interface has been identified as the likely problem.

SONG: Facebook is right to not censor political ads

(11/07/19 3:31am)

Facebook came under fire by regulators in April 2018 when it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica had used millions of peoples’ Facebook profiles without their consent for political advertising purposes during the 2016 election cycle. With the 2020 elections fast approaching, the political pressure is on for Facebook to take a more active stance in monitoring and censoring untruthful political advertisements on its platform,  most vocally from Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ,D-N.Y. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has instead announced that his firm would take a hands-off approach, allowing all political ads, even false ones, to circulate on its platforms. While Facebook has had a history of questionable corporate ethics, Americans should applaud Zuckerberg for refusing to censor political ads, as this decision serves to safeguard free political discourse, a cornerstone of our democracy.