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City residents object to Ivy Road parking garage

To the distress of some Charlottesville residents, the University plans to build a 1,200 car parking garage behind the Cavalier Inn on Ivy Road. Representatives of the Lewis Mountain Road Neighborhood Association voted unanimously to oppose construction on the planned parking garage Monday night.

Grant to fund alcohol education

As part of the University's continual efforts to improve safety and living conditions in the Greek system, the Center for Alcohol and Substance Education was awarded a grant Friday from the U.S.

Ayers, Block balance research, classroom

The first year at the University can be overwhelming. The huge, impersonal lower level classes and the scramble to sign up for higher level classes is a big change from high school.

University to prevent chemical leaks

The University agreed this week to work to protect nearby streams from chemical leaks from the football field at Scott Stadium. The agreement came almost two months after a toxic pesticide used on the field washed into a nearby creek and killed all the aquatic life residing there, University environmental compliance manager Jeff Sitler said. The University submitted a short-term plan to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality detailing how it plans to prevent spills in the future, Bill Hayden, a spokesman from the department said. In early May, the football field was overwatered, and a fumigant called Basamid washed into the storm sewers of the stadium and then into a nearby stream, a violation of state environmental law. The chemical killed about 600 fish, which included minnows and eels, Sitler said.