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Vandalism has held up completion of a fence meant to block trespassers from crossing the railroad tracks near the Corner, say police. Staff photo

Mind the gap: Vandals frustrate Corner fence project

The city built it, and still they come. A 7-foot metal fence now stretches along more than 1,000 feet of railroad track from the 14th Street train trestle on the Corner north beyond the end of Elliewood Avenue, a barrier built with $385,000 in Federal Highway Administration funds. That is, it would stretch that length, […]

Sara Surface spent her summer helping launch a new initiative at UVA to help end sexual assault. Photo: Emily Moroné

New UVA campaign trains community to counter sexual assault

If UVA third-year Sara Surface has to write a “how I spent my summer vacation” essay at the start of this semester, the gist would be something like this: Helped my school end rape culture. Surface, a global development studies major from Northern Virginia and a student leader with the University’s Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition, […]