Graelyn Brashear



Toan Nguyen, right, and IX Project co-owner and manager Fabian Kuttner survey the warehouse space they hope to see transformed into a cooperatively owned job hub. Photo by John Robinson.

Green Dot to tackle income inequality with job hub

On a recent sweltering July morning, Toan Nguyen and Fabian Kuttner stood in a vast basement in the IX complex on Second Street Southeast. As forklifts rumbled across the warehouse floor above them, they explained how the raw space could be a catalyst for change. Despite its relative affluence, Charlottesville has an income gap problem, […]

More than a quarter of the city and county hotel tax revenues directed to the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau in the last three years have not been spent, prompting officials to press the department to spend down the balance or give it back to the municipalities. The result was a proposed spending plan for 2013 that will pull $240,000 from the fund balance. Illustration by Aaron Shrewsbury.

Albemarle approves visitors bureau marketing plan

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has backed off its threat to yank hundreds of thousands of dollars in accumulated tax revenue from the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau, instead agreeing to spend the money on a marketing push to draw tourists to the area. The CACVB is funded by both county and city, […]

UVA filed suit against the software company it hired to create an electronic medical system for its hospital in 2009, a decade after it first entered the contract. Photo by Jack Looney.

UVA grapples with GE in electronic records suit

More than three years after it filed a $30 million lawsuit against the software company hired to design an electronic records system for its hospital, UVA heads to Charlottesville Circuit Court this week, and while the suit is expected to suck up an unusually large amount of the court’s time, it’s just the latest chapter […]

A protestor on the Lawn holds up a sign with words from the oft-quoted founding father. Photo by John Robinson.

Quoting Thomas Jefferson at UVA

The ever-quotable Thomas Jefferson had plenty to say during his lifetime about governance, transparency, and the future of the university he founded. No surprise, then, that his name and words have been invoked a number of times over the last three weeks by people on both sides of the debate on Grounds over Sullivan’s resignation. […]

Sullivan reinstated in unanimous Board vote

In a unanimous vote Tuesday afternoon, UVA’s Board of Visitors reinstated Teresa Sullivan as president of the University. The vote came more than two weeks after the surprise announcement of Sullivan’s resignation June 10, and just over a week after a divided Board voted to appoint an interim president, who then stepped aside as anger […]