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The Rolling Stone article: charting what came next

The release of the Rolling Stone article "A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA" Wednesday morning ignited emotionally-charged responses from across Grounds, as the University exploded with statements, protests and even crime in quick succession.

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While this plan could lead to a much needed increase in on-Grounds housing, the difficulties associated with its implementation outweigh the perceived benefits.  
Pharrell Williams performed at the Concert for Charlottesville in September 2017.
Open housing is currently offered at certain upperclassmen apartment complexes and graduate student housing units — including Bice, Copeley, Faulkner, Lambeth and Brandon Avenue residences.
Although not all students live off-Grounds, there is a significant lack of appealing University housing options for students.
Living in University-affiliated Copeley Apartments as an undergraduate student costs $7,580 for a nine-month lease, which is significantly more expensive than a comparable apartment off-Grounds at Oxford Hill.
The Class of 2021 arrived on Grounds last year  one week after white nationalist marched down the Lawn bearing torches Aug. 11.
Charlottesville Police responded to the incident on the Corner and found the victim wounded though without any life-threatening injuries.
The episode addressed the emotional reactions on Grounds to the now-retracted Rolling Stone article, "A Rape on Campus." 
McAuliffe framed the policy as a means of giving a second chance to convicted citizens in the hiring process that will have a positive effect on employment, and by extension, the economy.

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