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Living Wage: the campaign through the years

The confrontation between the Living Wage Campaign and University officials reached the boiling point recently as student activists initiated a hunger strike and began protesting across the street from the office of University President Teresa Sullivan.


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Striving to be sustainable

The Board of Visitors agreed in June to cut the University's greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by the year 2025, citing the school's "tradition of environmental stewardship" and pledging to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions to 250,000 metric tons from 2009 levels of 330,000 metric tons. Concern about lowering the University's environmental impact extends to more than this single issue, however.


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For LGBTQ persons, searching for solutions (Gay at U.Va.: Part III)

In accordance with the University's ongoing progress toward building a more LGBTQ-friendly community, professors, students and alumni within the University's LGBTQ communities have called upon leaders within the University to actively seek to improve the quality of life for LGBTQ students and faculty, naming several important issues that University officials need to confront. A queer studies major? One topic on the minds of many within the LGBTQ communities is the issue of a queer studies major or minor, which currently does not exist at the University. "If a university is about learning and scholarship, we're really showing a lack of faith in the LGBTQ community if we don't offer a major or minor," said Sean Kennedy, who graduated from the University in 2000. Calling the University "world class," Psychology Prof.


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Today, we sit down with both the president and treasurer of the Virginia women's club basketball team to discuss everything from making free throws to recent increased viewership in women's basketball.