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.
UVA President Teresa Sullivan was hired under a 5-year contract
After just two years as President of the University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan is stepping down in what the University Board of Visitors is calling a “mutual decision.”
Albemarle County Supervisor Chris Dumler said he wanted to see for himself how the proposed Western Bypass would interact with the environment, so he hiked the 6.2 miles before Wednesday’s vote. (Photo by Aaron Richardson/The Daily Progress) Last week the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors continued arguments over the long-debated route 29 Western Bypass. […]
(File photo) For city residents, keeping a dog on a leash is commonplace. But in the county, where backyards are more spacious, some have come to expect to see animals running around untethered. Now thanks to a new Albemarle County’ ordinance, allowing a dog to run freely on another’s property is a Class 4 Misdemeanor, […]
The UVA community is reacting to the sudden resignation of University President Teresa Sullivan Sunday, expressing shock at the abrupt announcement that she would be stepping down August 15 after only two years in the position. According to an e-mail sent to the UVA community Sunday by University Rector Helen E. Dragas, Sullivan’s departure was […]
Plans to complete the long-contested Meadowcreek Parkway through McIntire Park cleared another hurdle last week when a federal judge dismissed the case filed by the Coalition to Preserve McIntire Park, which is attempting to block the planned interchange with the 250 Bypass.
River Bend Vice President Alan Taylor is excited to develop the land between Fifth and Avon streets into a shopping center featuring Wegmans, a high-end grocery store with devoted followers. (Photo by John Robinson) Turns out the rumors are true—Wegmans is coming to town. River Bend Management, a local developer owned by Coran Capshaw, […]
River Bend Management announced today that it has signed a lease agreement with Wegmans Food Market, a grocery store known for its low prices and extensive prepared food section.
Under its new management, SLS will remain in Charlottesville and fill several new positions, according to CEO Thane Kerner. Silverchair Holdings will use the divestiture proceeds to inject new capital into Silverchair Information Systems, its other subsidiary.
A battle over spending costs and government priorities played out in Fluvanna last week when the Board of Supervisors made dramatic last-minute budget cuts, slashing funding for schools and services for senior citizens.
For the second time this year, attorney Stan Braverman sat alone across the courtroom from a cluster of lawyers from the McGuire Woods law firm who represented the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County Service Authority, and the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority. Braverman, who filed against all three municipalities said the city sold water facilities […]
A resolution that would have marked a shift in city policy toward prosecuting marijuana possession was ultimately passed by City Council last week as a watered-down request for
Now that the students are heading out for the summer, traffic should be more manageable around the University. But what about other areas of Charlottesville, Albemarle, and beyond?
In solidarity with demonstrators at Bank of America’s annual shareholder meeting in Charlotte, NC, a group of Charlottesville residents gathered outside the downtown BoA branch Wednesday morning.
The plan for the 29 Western Bypass is back on the radar of both the Virginia Department of Transportation and vocal opponents of the 6-mile route as VDOT prepares to select a winning construction bid.