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In brief: Barefoot is history, first-gen funds, Daily Progress staff unionizes, and more

In brief: Barefoot is history, first-gen funds, Daily Progress staff unionizes, and more

Barefoot is history The executive director of the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society has resigned less than two years into his tenure. Coy Barefoot, a well-known local author and media personality, was hired in March 2018 after his predecessor Steven Meeks resigned amid questions of mismanagement. Barefoot told at least one person, who later described the […]

Ronnie Roberts' website before Monticello asked his campaign to remove photo of Jefferson's home.

In brief: Not public domain, not homophobic, not best state to work, and more

Monticello not pleased The website of Ronnie Roberts, independent candidate for Albemarle sheriff, used one of the county’s most iconic images—Monticello—in its background. The only problem is, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, which owns the mountaintop manse, does not allow images of the house to be used for commercial or political purposes. “Monticello does not endorse […]

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 […]