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Eleanor Jenkins

The Charlottesville City Council voted unanimously Dec. 2021 to give the Lee statue to the Jefferson School of African American Heritage to be melted down and remade into a new piece of public art.

Judge removes plaintiff from Lee Statue lawsuit

Per Judge Peatross’ ruling, the new corporation will not be able to substitute for the original Ratcliffe Foundation, leaving Trevilian Station Battlefield Foundation, Inc. as the sole Plaintiff, as Ratcliffe’s lack of corporate status prevents it from claiming legal standing. 

The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences hold their Final Exercises on the Lawn May 20, while each of the University’s other undergraduate and graduate schools hold their joint final exercises May 21.

University announces finals weekend speakers for 2023 final exercises

Jacqueline Novogratz, University alumna and Acumen founder and CEO, will speak at Valedictory Exercises May 19, U.Va. Director of Athletics Carla Williams will speak at May 20 Final Exercises, and Louis P. Nelson, architectural history professor and Vice Provost for Academic Outreach, will speak at May 21 Final Exercises.

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