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Protesters gather in front of the Rotunda on Inauguration Day.
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UVA students protest Trump

At the same time Donald J. Trump was being sworn in as the United States’ 45th president, University of Virginia students and faculty joined area leaders on Inauguration Day with a call to walk out of class, join a rally on the Rotunda steps and attend walkouts, seminars and teach-ins on Grounds. Organizers say the event, […]

Senator Tim Kaine says he's optimistic about the fate of health insurance.
Photo Eric Swensen

Kaine campaigns for healthcare

Senator Tim Kaine, fresh on the heels of a losing run for vice president alongside Hillary Clinton, hosted a town hall event with UVA medical students Friday to discuss the Affordable Care Act. Kaine was recently appointed to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee, alongside other heavy hitters such as Rand Paul, Bernie […]

Khizr Khan spoke at the Miller Center last week about backlash he and his wife received after the Democratic National Convention. Sanjay Suchak/UVA Communications

Civil discourse: Khizr Khan takes the stage at the Miller Center

Khizr Khan and his wife, Ghazala, emerged onto the political stage during the Democratic National Convention in July when Khizr told the story of their son, Captain Humayun Khan, a University of Virginia graduate, who served in the United States Army and was killed in a suicide attack in Iraq on June 8, 2004. Many […]

The latest act of hate speech graffiti at UVA, the word “terrorist” written in pencil outside two Muslim students’ dorm room, is the third this year. Courtesy UVA’s Middle Eastern Leadership Council

Graffiti on Grounds: UVA condemns hate speech—again

Hate speech graffiti has marred the walls of several UVA buildings this semester. The most recent case of vandalism came to light Sunday when graffiti was discovered in Brown Residential College. According to an e-mail sent to students Monday morning from Dean of Students Allen Groves, the word “terrorist” was scribbled with an arrow pointing […]

Soleil Reed, a 19-year-old first time voter, says immigration, wages and quality of life are issues that matter most to her.

Like a voter, for the very first time

Do you remember the first time you voted? Were you excited? Unenthusiastic? A little scared? As this election grows more dramatic and November 8 gets closer, first-time voters are running out of time to make up their minds. The University of Virginia hosted both presidential and vice presidential debate viewings with turnouts of about 300 […]