Jordan Bower


Virginia Senate passes mental health reforms

The Virginia Senate unanimously passed a bill titled SB 260 Monday which will reform the mental health system in Virginia. The bill was introduced last month by Senator Creigh Deeds following the tragic incident in which his son, Gus Deeds, attacked and stabbed the senator, before taking his own life.

City council approves requests for future smoking, gun bans

City Council met on Monday night to approve a list of “legislative requests and policy positions” to be submitted to the Virginia General Assembly, including local gun restrictions and bans on smoking in public parks. The requests and positions submitted to the General Assembly were presented by Deputy City Attorney Richard M.

University tests new budget model

The University is currently testing a new activity-based budgeting model intended to change the way schools and departments receive funding.

Murder suspect identified in Jarvis Brown case

The Charlottesville Police Department announced in a press release Wednesday that they have arrested a suspect in connection the murder of University dining hall employee Jarvis Brown.

Graduate students groups find common ground: advocacy

The student organization Graduate Students for a Better U.Va. is calling for increased student advocacy and communication with the administration regarding issues affecting the life of Univeristy graduate students.