If the University wants to spur positive change, it must divest its endowment from a backward industry that is actively destroying the environment.
Self-governance without our input, or even the input of other student officials is just governance, and it is governance gone awry.
Instead of focusing all our attention on police departments, we can focus on our living habitat as well.
The absence of information about the appointment process suggests a troubling choice to prioritize expediency in filling a spot over an ambitious search for excellent leadership to advance the University’s important missions.
Divestment, while intuitive, is in fact counter-productive when one carefully examines its cascading effects in a market-based economy.
We don’t purport to have fixed any problems or really changed much at the University, but we hope that our small project might model what is possible.
It is time for the University’s administration, particularly President Jim Ryan and the Board of Visitors, to issue a public call for UVIMCO to disclose and divest.
U.Va. should move immediately to build a long-term infrastructure that will allow for a complete transition to open textbooks.
Justifying the blocking of a nominee on the basis of precedent established by Senate Republicans in 2016 is insufficient.
It is clear that the violence of this institution is constant and all around us — it is this oppression on which we must focus our energy and effort.
This was previously submitted as an impact statement for a sanctioning hearing this fall in a recent Title IX matter at the University. The author's name was omitted to protect their identity.
It’s ridiculous and completely unacceptable that the University would begin allowing students to move back to Charlottesville — even if they live off-Grounds — without having clear and effective protocols at Student Health to give information to students who test positive or who may have been exposed.
When it comes to health, the University has proven it is disgracefully incompetent.
If qualified immunity continues to protect police officers, not only will victims not be compensated, but the violations will continue to occur.
As physicians continue to engage these inequities on a daily basis, the importance and necessity of their legal engagement becomes all the clearer.
The dehumanization of black and brown people happens again and again and again and again and again and again … How many more unjust deaths must there be?