Rebecca Lim


​PARTING SHOT: Digging deeper and pushing further

I remember unsuccessfully fighting back tears in a packed press conference as Hannah Graham’s parents implored an unseen audience for information that might bring back their child. In the aftermath of the Rolling Stone article, I remember piggybacking seemingly endless 4 a.m. nights with coffee-fueled all-nighters, frantically live-tweeting press conferences while typing up my final term papers and struggling to make sense of what I knew to be true and what I felt to be right amid an inundation of national media inquiries, official statements, protests, exams and every little crisis in between.

University announces new Fraternal Organization Agreements, lifts social activity suspensions

University President Teresa Sullivan announced Tuesday the immediate reinstatement of all social activities for Greek organizations, a ban instituted Nov. 22. The agreement stipulates each fraternity and sorority organization must sign a Fraternal Organization Agreement addenda with new safety measures. Each of the four Greek organizations developed safety measures, which Sullivan has reviewed and approved. The updated agreements must be signed by chapter presidents or another designee by Jan. 16.

Charlottesville Police arrest suspect in connection to Rugby Ave. deaths

Monday evening, Charlottesville Police arrested Gene Everett Washington, age 30, and charged him with two counts of first degree murder in connection with the Friday deaths of Robin Christine Aldridge and her daughter, Mani Viktoria Aldridge, ages 58 and 17. He will be held at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Jail with no bond.

Ad hoc committee addresses University culture, Greek life, sexual assault

University President Teresa Sullivan announced the formation of an ad hoc committee on public safety Monday. The committee, formally titled the Ad Hoc Group on University Climate and Culture, is chaired by Sullivan and includes two members of the Board of Visitors, two faculty, four students, one staff member, one dean and four alumni and parent representatives.

Police label Rugby Ave. deaths homicide

Charlottesville Police are labeling the deaths of two women found inside their Rugby Avenue home after a reported house fire around midnight Friday as homicides. Though an autopsy is not yet completed, the two victims appear to have “suffered severe blunt force trauma,” according to a media release. Police report the fire “appears to have been purposely set.”

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A big stink

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