When it came over from Denmark in the early 1980s, it had a difficult name with a host of consonants and the letters “a” and “e” squished together. For lack of a more pronounceable name, the American patrons of a type of intentional community dubbed it “cohousing.” Central Virginia’s first cohousing development is springing up […]
In the coming summer months, when Virginia Organizing Project (VOP) organizer Harold Folley knocks on doors and talks to folks about the 2008 elections, inevitably some will tell him that they aren’t able to vote.
The Staff Union at UVA (SUUVA) launched a new campaign to sign up faculty members on May 16. The union is 6 years old, and traditionally, says Jan Cornell, SUUVA president, it has only been open to UVA staff. Now, though, it has opened its membership to faculty. “We need their support,” says Cornell. “America, […]
Tax reform, Bowl-a-thon and 400. Your answers to the News Quiz.
In April, Yvonne Hubbard sat down at a dinner for the first group of students that had received financial aid all four years under AccessUVA, the University’s financial aid program.
The Staff Union at UVA (SUUVA) launched a new campaign to sign up faculty members today on the Corner. The union is six years old, and traditionally, says Jan Cornell, SUUVA president, it has been only for UVA staff. Now, though, it has opened its membership to faculty.
The quiz is today. The reading assignment is tomorrow. A vegan hotdog is at stake.
Allow me to continue the lovefest that has recently swelled around Virginia Senator Jim Webb (C-VILLE joins in here). As the Democratic primary plays itself out (ohgodpleaseend), VP talk about Webb has increased.
Just received an e-mail from Edward Gaynor, the head of Collection Development at the Special Collections Library at UVA, about the UVA Quiz on this week’s cover. I didn’t tell Gaynor this, but I’ve always harbored dreams of becoming a librarian, especially since they’ve become so cool.
Back in February, I wrote about the rift between environmental groups over the water supply plan, a riff that revolved around the idea of dredging. That seems to have died down since then, huh?
Amid the great swatch of red dirt, five houses are springing up in Belvedere. The 675-unit development, which has billed itself as a green project, is beginning a five- to six-year build-out. Cass Kawecki of Stonehaus, Belvedere’s developer, says the initial five houses will be move-in ready by June. The village green will be opening […]
Former Democratic governor Mark Warner rolled into town May 6 as he kicked off his campaign for U.S. Senate. After being introduced by a triumvirate of local Dems named Dave—Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris, Councilor David Brown and state Delegate David Toscano—Warner took the stage. He wasted no time in trumpeting his record as governor: turning […]
When Charlottesville City Council declined to step into the middle of a dispute over the construction of an ambitious, environmentally friendly house that north Downtown neighbors argue is too large, it may have just delayed the inevitable. On May 5, councilors voted 4-1 to (ready for this?) not vote on an appeal brought by residents […]
What if the Meadowcreek Parkway (as an idea) didn’t exist.
1.) It’s true, the UVA Library boasts 5.1 million books, along with 17.3 million manuscripts (civil rights icon Julian Bond’s among them) and 152,487 maps. If you were to read two books a day—and never take a day off to be hung over or arrested—it would take you roughly 6,986 years to read all of […]
Despite the big hoo-ha from students when President John Casteen gave fundraiser extraordinaire Bob Sweeney a spot on the Lawn, the pavilions still serve as an all-star gallery for UVA professors. But just who are these powerful few? The list includes a well-known talking head, an endowment head and a handful of deans. All pavilion […]
As Virginia universities’ tuitions continue to climb, they do so amid calls from Republican U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, for universities to spend more of their endowments to make college more affordable. The total price of education for in-state students at UVA will increase next year by 7.3 percent. […]
1. How many books does the UVA Library contain? [answer] a. A little over 5 millionb. 2.5 millionc. Counting would spoil the Library’s magnificence d. The only book necessary, partner, the Bible 2. Who was the last UVA basketball player drafted into the NBA? [answer] a. Roger Mason Jr.b. R.J. Reynoldsc. Ralph Sampsond. George “Peach […]
Let us go then, you and I, to certain half-deserted websites filled with tedious arguments–Pro-Life News.
Breaking News: Either someone is repeatedly stabbing News Editor Will Goldsmith, or he is listening to the radio.
Back in 1994, Virgil Goode was a Democrat, Mark Warner was Virginia’s Democratic party chairman and former governor Doug Wilder was in the same unenviable position where Hillary Clinton now finds herself.
Just a wee bit of a typo on that last post about Mark Warner. The former governor inherited a $6 billion deficit from previous governor Jim Gilmore, not $6 million, as was stated in the original post.
[Corrected] Good politicians are good story tellers, and Mark Warner can tell a story. But his self-deprecation points to his imposing lead in the race for the U.S. Senate.
If there is one phone number saved into political reporters’ cell phones, at the top of their speed dials, burned into the muscle memory of their collective index finger, it is that of UVA politics professor and director of the Center for Politics Larry Sabato. Even way back in 1994, The Wall Street Journal called […]
Since 2006, the number of affordable housing units priced under $100,000 in Charlottesville dropped by over 300, from 479 to 144 in 2008. During that time, the city’s focus on affordable housing has shifted from providing housing to middle-class residents to addressing the lack of low-income housing and its homeless problem. From that focus, two […]
On April 29, the deal was done. Late-night music at the Corner icon Satellite Ballroom will make way for late-night cigarette and condom purchases. Goodbye indie rockers, local musicians and the crown jewel of the Charlottesville music scene. Hello national-chain behemoth CVS. Local businesses Just Curry and Higher Grounds will have to vacate the Anderson […]