When corporation contributions are permitted to proceed without limit, the importance and rights of Virginia voters to Virginia politics are ceded to towering corporations, preventing this representative democracy from being truly legitimate.
In practice, however, this decentralized decision-making process results in an ad hoc system that can be unnecessarily prohibitive to students who wish to have a formative study abroad.
We must begin to consider that the current culture of affluence on Grounds may be equally as prohibitive to FGLI students as inaccessible application processes.
The University has a responsibility to repurpose its property on the Corner, such as the multipurpose space 1515, to help uplift the charm of small businesses so that future students can truly experience the town we have all come to love.
The University was wrong to denounce this proposal, and must support housing initiatives that provide students more housing options without impacting marginalized communities.
As a public institution that claims to promote and serve citizens of Virginia, the University should abandon the early decision round to expand opportunities for those of lower socio-economic statuses and embrace diversity in admitted classes.
The state government must continue to support community-based mental health initiatives — ones that foster mental health equity and address the sociopolitical roots of our ongoing crisis.
These institutions are how we mold our University experience by holding the University accountable to the values it claims to stand for.
Charlottesville has spent time removing statues from cities — a worthy project that we must also continue — but now, we should devote time to replacing them with female figures that embody the true history of Charlottesville
Melting down the statue to repurpose its metal signifies the capacity we have as a community to communicate our values and continue moving history forward.
If a class of 60 reaches even one student in need, it is worth it.
Charlottesville has an affordable housing problem, and the proposed zoning allocations and rent controls are not the solution.
The University’s Center for Politics’ work to boost voter registration on Grounds through a variety of sign-up events highlights the importance of the younger voter demographic.
The removal of eligible voters is concerning, but so is the lack of transparency from the Department.
Students should not have to be forced to jeopardize both their learning opportunities and those of their peers due to their economic situations and the rigidity of the Thanksgiving Break schedule.