Allie Cooper

Allie Cooper spent her young impressionable years in Boise, Idaho and Portland, Oregon before she moved to Charlottesville, where she attended middle and high school. Allie became a “townie”-student hybrid when she decided to stay in the area and attend UVA. She is now in her fourth year, majoring in Global Development Studies and Spanish with a passion for education and human rights. Allie has always loved to write, and after learning about the muckrakers in her elementary school social studies classes, she dreamed of combining her interest in human rights and writing into a journalism career.

The University of Virginia. Photo:  Dan Addison/UVA Public Affairs

News from Grounds: What’s up at UVA this week

Here’s a look at some of the most interesting news coming out of UVA in the last week—and a few things coming up. Still talking Sullivan Recent weeks found governance at UVA again under the microscope as the New York Times and the  Washington Post dug into BOV-President relations. Last Thursday, the American Association of […]

Virginia's Capitol Building in Richmond. File photo.

Meanwhile, in Richmond: this week in the Virginia legislature

It’s been a whirlwind of a week in the Virginia legislature, with the unexpected death of the controversial redistricting bill amended by the Senate last month and the banning of drones from the state for two years (our own Charlottesville led the way on this initiative, becoming the first American city to pass a two-year […]

UVA public radio station WTJU is broadcasting an updated version of Orson Welles' infamous 1938 War of the Worlds radio drama Wednesday night. Image courtesy of WTJU.

Aliens invade! WTJU broadcasts “War of the Worlds”

Don’t be surprised if you hear about crop circles and UFOs landing on farms in Crozet tonight. Halloween has arrived, and WTJU 91.1FM is broadcasting a re-imagining of “The War of the Worlds,” the infamous Orson Welles alien invasion radio drama that terrified the country 74 years ago tonight. The UVA public radio station will […]

UVA students on both ends of the political spectrum gathered at Boylan Heights to watch the second presidential debate October 16. Photo by John Robinson.

Race against apathy: UVA students and the 2012 presidential election

As a UVA student living among what seems like a lively and politically active group of young people, it’s hard to detach myself from the rhetoric surrounding the great importance of young voters—especially as I’m gearing up to cast my first presidential ballot. 2008 was hailed as a record-breaking year for voter turnout, especially among […]

UVA architecture students gather at the Sarkhej Roza, southwest of Ahmedabad in India’s Gujarat state during a new study abroad program this summer. Photo: Michael Petrus

UVA architecture students’ cross-cultural study reflected in exhibit

Walk into the Elmaleh Gallery at the University of Virginia School of Architecture this month, and you’ll find yourself suddenly processing a myriad of sights and sounds. Sketches, models, photographs, and video images flood the gallery, the final products of the India Initiative, a new study abroad research program offered by the UVA Architecture School. […]

Skiiers at Wintergreen Resort. File photo.

New Wintergreen owner to invest $12 million in upgrades

Wintergreen announced today that new owner Justice Companies will be investing $12 million in infrastructure and facilities improvements at the resort over the next 16 months. The first improvements, a five-million-gallon raw water storage tank and pumping station, will come from an initial $6 million that will be invested in cooperation with the Nelson County […]