Shelton Sprouse has never worked a day in his life. That’s how he feels, anyway, because the Monticello stonemason loves his job. Sprouse’s work has revolved around all things Thomas Jefferson since the 1980s, when he built the stone wall that surrounds and retains the 1,000′ garden Jefferson cut out of the east side of […]
University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan will address the Faculty Senate for the first time since she resigned and was reinstated this summer. The Faculty Senate will hold its meeting in the Abbot Center Auditorium—the same location as the meeting in June, which overflowed into surrounding rooms—Tuesday, August 28, at 5:30pm. The meeting will be […]
Prior to graduating from college, my assumption was that entering adulthood meant settling down with a full-time job and a husband, maybe some kids. Turns out, transitioning into a full-fledged adult takes time. My college years were blessed with wonderful roommates. With the exception of the fluke semester I spent in a dorm with a […]
Convicted murderer George Huguely sat in Charlottesville Circuit court once again Wednesday while his attorneys argued the need for a retrial, presenting a number of motions to Judge Edward Hogshire. During the three-hour trial on Wednesday, Hogshire heard multiple arguments from the defense, but denied each request and said “I think there was overwhelming evidence […]
Tucked away in a chilly corner room in Gilmer Hall are rows of plastic aquariums, each home to a rough-skinned newt with enough toxin in its skin to kill up to 12 grown men. The poisonous amphibians are just one example of research quietly moving forward on Grounds thanks to the work of young, passionate […]
During the weeks of turmoil following UVA President Teresa Sullivan’s ouster, Rector Helen Dragas promised the University of Virginia community that the Board of Visitors had not, and would not, play a role in directing academic courses to be eliminated or reduced. “These matters belong to the faculty,” she said. But e-mails released under the […]
A local investor is shaking things up on the streets of Charlottesville. Main Street Arena owner Mark Brown recently purchased the city’s Yellow Cab company, and he has big plans to change the industry’s local model. “The company as is doesn’t really interest me,” Brown said. “But bringing in all the new stuff is much more […]
The University of Virginia has received high marks from Forbes Magazine and U.S. News & World Report on both magazines’ annual list of top U.S. colleges. Despite differing methodologies, the two publications ranked UVA similarly: The University came in at 36 on Forbes’ top 100 and 25 on U.S. News’. While they acknowledge that the […]
A recent cost study by a county schools committee has reignited an argument over the value of keeping small rural schools open, and parents are outraged that the Albemarle County School Board might consider closing Yancey and Red Hill elementary schools, forcing kids to commute to Scottsville. At the July 12 Albemarle County School Board meeting, […]
Marion Dudley thought she was going to lose her home in 2004. Local developer HT Ferron met with Dudley and her neighbors in Sunrise Trailer Court that year to tell them they would have to vacate the Belmont neighborhood in a matter of months. Dudley, who spent most of her life as an introvert avoiding […]
Editor’s note: We used comments in this story that we later realized were shared privately via Facebook—which means we shouldn’t have run them. We talked with the person affected and apologized, and this post came out of that conversation. Please give it a read. City officials have put an end to live music at the […]
If it weren’t for the Charlottesville Police Foundation, Charlottesville police officers Cory Culbreath and Robbie Oberholzer wouldn’t be living in the city they serve. Relatively low salaries and today’s harsh lending environment are making home ownership increasingly difficult for police officers and other public servants, forcing many to live in surrounding, less expensive counties. But […]
Dan Mahon has one of the coolest jobs in Virginia. While other Albemarle County staff are stuck behind desks, this ponytailed child at heart spends most of his days running around Albemarle’s parks and trails, which serve as both his office and his backyard. As Albemarle’s Outdoor Recreation Supervisor, Mahon’s duty is to develop and […]
The next round of federal funding for City of Promise is up in the air, but it looks like the cradle-to-college outreach program that came to Charlottesville’s low-income neighborhoods a few months ago is here to stay. Director Sarad Davenport’s team of staff and community members is growing, and last Monday, City Council passed a […]
As the weather heats up, so does a contentious Charlottesville issue—the presence of panhandlers and loiterers on the Downtown Mall. In response to complaints from business owners, the City of Charlottesville made an effort to break up a regular crowd that frequently occupies Central Place near Second Street by quietly taking away several fountain-side benches. […]
Over the course of 16 days, anger, confusion, and ultimately resolution washed over UVA’s Grounds in the turmoil following President Teresa Sullivan’s removal. Here’s the breakdown of the saga—one resignation and one reaction at a time at a time—from the moment the surprise announcement came to the day she was reinstated. The bomb drops Instead […]
Two weeks after UVA students and faculty followed Rector Helen Dragas to her car after a marathon closed-door Board of Visitors meeting yelling “Resign!,” Governor Bob McDonnell announced that the much-criticized Board leader would keep her seat. And despite the anger directed at her for her role in orchestrating the ultimately unsuccessful ouster of President […]
While the University continues to grapple with the aftermath of the Board of Visitors’ decision to push out President Sullivan, a peer institution on the West Coast is experiencing the end of a similar saga
The Legal Aid Justice Center has filed a class action lawsuit against the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority claiming the CRHA’s mismanagement has led to unfair and unlawful utility overcharges for the majority of the city’s approximately 2,000 public housing residents.
“I think everybody recognizes that the process was deeply flawed, and I don’t condone it,” newly appointed interim President Carl Zeithaml said of his predecessor’s ouster at yesterday’s press conference on Grounds.
Among the conspiracy theories and questionable motives surrounding UVA President Teresa Sullivan’s surprise resignation, one truth has emerged: Students, faculty, and alumni are furious.
Julie Truelove, who just wrapped up her first year as a nursing student, was one of at least 2,000 Wahoos to stand on the Lawn yesterday in protest of Sullivan’s resignation.
Rector Helen Dragas adjourned the Board of Visitors’ meeting at 2:38am. Students and faculty lined the sidewalks surrounding the Rotunda, asking press members for details.
Members of the Faculty Senate Executive Council met with Rector Dragas Monday morning to discuss concerns over UVA President Teresa Sullivan’s recent resignation, and Faculty Senate Chair George Cohen came away saying they had “a cordial discussion”—despite acknowledging that he’d asked the rector to step down.
Peter Kiernan, the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees chairman who stated in a leaked e-mail that he was aware of the Board of Visitors’ decision but sworn to secrecy, sent a letter to the UVA community yesterday announcing his own resignation from the Board of Trustees.