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Woodson Institute releases promo for podcast on Jefferson’s controversial legacy

(02/07/19 6:13am)

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies released a promotional audio podcast Feb. 6 for their podcast series, titled “Notes on the State.” The six-part series produced for the University’s Bicentennial is scheduled to release its first episode on President’s Day — Monday, Feb. 18. 



Public solitude and ‘The Elephant in the Room’

(02/07/19 4:38am)

Priyanka Shetty is no stranger to adversity, whether that comes in the form of working against the tide of the patriarchal society in her hometown of Bangalore, India or the racial injustice she has faced during her transition to life in the United States. On Sunday night, Shetty gave an in-depth look into her journey from her blossoming theater work in India to her study here at the University. The play, “The Elephant in the Room,” which is part of a triptych with “#Charlottesville” and “The Wall,” will be on the road soon, but you can catch it at Live Arts, on the Downtown Mall April 23. 





City Council establishes annual Unity Days to commemorate events of Aug. 11 and 12

(02/07/19 4:14pm)

Charlottesville City Council met Monday evening and passed a resolution that designates the recognition of Unity Days — an annual community event to be held in remembrance of the deadly Aug. 11 and 12 ‘Unite the Right’ rally, in which members of white supremacist groups marched on the Lawn and downtown Charlottesville. 


City Council moves to rename Preston Avenue, honor legacy of African-American educator

(02/07/19 4:35am)

At the City Council meeting Monday night, members of the Council unanimously moved to rename Preston Avenue after Asalie Minor Preston — an African-American woman who taught in Albemarle County Public Schools during the era of segregation and namesake of the Minor-Preston Educational Fund — instead of its previous namesake Thomas L. Preston. 



Student Council calls on Northam to resign, condemns his 1984 yearbook photo

(02/06/19 4:13am)

Student Council’s Representative Body passed a resolution Tuesday calling on Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Va.) to immediately resign from office and condemning a photograph from his 1984 medical school yearbook page, depicting one person dressed in blackface and another as a member of the Ku Klux Klan.


No. 9 men’s and No. 9 women’s squash sweep the Mid-Atlantic Championships

(02/07/19 5:39am)

This past weekend, the McArthur Squash Center at Boar’s Head Sports Club hosted the Mid-Atlantic Championships for both the men’s and women’s squash teams. Both teams went undefeated in the tournament, sending them into the top 10 leading into the Virginia Home Round Robin this weekend. 


EDITORIAL: With the rise of dockless scooters, Virginia must change its negligence laws

(02/07/19 12:32am)

Electric vehicle safety has become particularly relevant to the University in recent months, especially after Lime and Bird — two dockless scooter companies — were launched in the City of Charlottesville.  Although pedestrians and bicyclists constitute a significant percentage of accidents, vehicles such as segways, electric scooters and skateboards are also clearly part of the equation. This reality is exemplified by the recent increase in emergency room visits by users of these dockless scooter companies in several cities across the United States. Given that these accidents are occurring at an alarming rate, individuals need to be able to receive damages based on their level of fault. Unfortunately, in Virginia, this process is far too stringent.


Executive Vice President and Provost Tom Katsouleas to become next president of the University of Connecticut

(02/06/19 3:45am)

Thomas Katsouleas, who currently serves as the executive vice president and provost at U.Va, has been named the 16th president of the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn. today. Katsouleas was approved by the University of Connecticut’s trustees. 


KUKOSKI: Move the Title IX Office off of Rugby Road

(02/07/19 12:45am)

The Title IX Office at the University offers a lot of support for survivors of sexual assault, however, the location of the Title IX Office poses obstacles of accessibility for survivors. The Title IX Office is located in O’Neil Hall, which is situated away from Central Grounds, past Beta Bridge on Rugby Road. The Title IX Office is a subsection of the University’s Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights. While the main office location for the EOCR is in Hotel B on the East Range, survivors often make the walk down Rugby Road to the Title IX Office in O’Neil Hall to meet with their caseworker, attend hearings and submit testimony. Not only are the offices geographically distant from Central Grounds, it is also surrounded by fraternity houses and off-Grounds housing. The location of the Title IX Office on Rugby Road presents physical and emotional barriers to reporting sexual assault for survivors. 



An out-of-state perspective on governor's schools

(02/12/19 12:29am)

If you came to the University from literally anywhere other than Virginia, you already know what I’m talking about when I mention Governor’s Schools. As in, you have absolutely no idea what they are, but you’ve definitely vaguely heard of them at some point. Most likely someone totally casually brought one up in conversation, and you experienced that moment of confusion and panic that occurs when someone throws out the name of some Virginia program like you’re supposed to be impressed.



A chilling winter trend

(02/13/19 4:07am)

With the recent bone-chilling weather, I began to wonder if we were the first people to experience cold weather, and if we were not, then how long have we as a species dealt with this madness? While staying inside and sipping hot tea, I conducted a great amount of research which indicates that winter’s longstanding history may soon come to an end. I hope you will read this and enjoy my findings while wearing fuzzy socks.