Jim Ryan

UVA President Jim Ryan has decided to reinstate  the 21-gun salute during the university’s Veterans Day ceremony next year.

In brief: form-based code delayed, UVA soccer wins, A12 appeals denied, and more

Rain check Planning Commission delays form-based code proposal After much debate, the City Planning Commission has decided to table its plans to introduce an alternative kind of zoning, called form-based code, to the city’s Strategic Investment Area south of downtown. Unlike conventional zoning, form-based code focuses on the physical form and scale of buildings in […]

Despite an abundance of resources, UVA has had difficulty attracting and retaining black students, faculty, and administrators. (Photo: Patrickneil CC)

An opportunity to lead: Will UVA follow through on its promises?

By Richard Dickerson I am a native of Charlottesville. I attended all-black Jefferson Elementary School, Johnson and McGuffey elementary schools, Buford Junior High, and Lane High School, class of 1973. Many things have changed since I left Charlottesville, shortly after graduation. The University of Virginia, however, remains omnipotent in terms of academics, economics, and public […]