Simone McDonnell


Madison House appoints University alumnus new executive director

The Madison House independent student volunteer center announced that University alumnus Tim Freilich will take over as its new executive director Tuesday. Freilich earned his B.A. and J.D. at the University, where he also received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Public Service.

Health Department says virus caused illnesses

The Virginia State Health Department has determined norovirus to be the cause of the recent gastrointestinal illness among University students. It is still unknown, however, whether the source of the outbreak is food-borne or from person-to-person contact.

CustomInk announces Charlottesville plant expansion

CustomInk announced the completion of its multi-million dollar facility expansion in Charlottesville Thursday. The project marks the fourth major facility opening for the company during 2014, according to a company press release.

Virginia launches ebola hotline

The Virginia Department of Health has launched an Ebola hotline to help answer concerned Virginians’ questions and provide the most up-to-date information available on the highly contagious virus.

Route 29 Advisory Committee reconvenes

The Route 29 Project Delivery Advisory Committee reconvened on Thursday to discuss updates for the solutions package. The project aims to reduce congestion and improve safety and the movement of traffic from Route 29 onto the Route 250 Bypass, as well as improve the flow of traffic continuing south on Route 29, or Emmet Street, into Charlottesville.

Engineers spot copperhead snake

A copperhead snake was spotted on Grounds Wednesday near the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering building. Engineering Graduate Student Christina Pappas came across the snake around 8:30 am on her way into the building.