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The Cavalier Daily: Medical students, administration reflect on challenges and changes in the midst of pandemic

By Zoe Ziff With classes having moved online, the virtual change has not just shifted the undergraduate experience, but also that of medical and biomedical graduate students. While some students are more used to remote learning, others have to complete alternatives to their clinical or laboratory work, as well as adjust to summer research cancellations. Students […]

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The Cavalier Daily: ‘Uniform treatment of the faculty is important’: Professors call for extension of probationary period to non-tenure-track professors

By Eva Surovell Tenure-track faculty who meet eligibility criteria will automatically be granted an additional probationary year, according to University of Virginia Provost Liz Magill’s recent memo. While the Faculty Senate and the American Association of University Professors at the University support this decision, both said that they would like to see this extension apply to […]

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The Cavalier Daily: UVa anticipates $18M in losses from housing and dining rebates

By Patrick Roney The move to online courses for the spring 2020 semester has cost the University of Virginia about $300,000, according to Wes Hester, the university’s director of media relations and deputy spokesperson. This money has gone towards increasing storage space and obtaining licenses for the online platforms for virtual instruction — Zoom and Panopto. The […]

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The Cavalier Daily: UVa senior leadership to take 10% pay cut in response to financial losses due to COVID-19, among other changes

By Paige Waterhouse University administration announced several policy changes Tuesday afternoon, including a hiring freeze, salary freeze and senior leadership pay cuts, in response to significant financial losses in the academic and health departments amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific details of these changes were emailed to employees in a statement co-written by University President Jim Ryan, […]

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The Cavalier Daily: UVa pledges $3 million in funding for furloughed workers, community relief

By Jenn Brice The University of Virginia introduced efforts to support workers furloughed by its contractors — such as Aramark — in an announcement from University President Jim Ryan to the university community Monday. The efforts include establishing a $2 million emergency assistance fund for the university’s contract workers and an additional $1 million to Charlottesville […]

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The Cavalier Daily: UVa to pack and store belongings of on-Grounds residents to prepare for housing healthcare workers

Related Article: The Cavalier Daily: UVa to provide temporary housing for healthcare workers in Bond, Bice and Language Houses By Ali Sullivan The University will pack and store the belongings of on-Grounds residents living in Bond, Bice and Language Houses, according to a Sunday email sent to on-Grounds residents by Gay Perez, assistant vice president of […]

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The Cavalier Daily: UVa to provide temporary housing for healthcare workers in Bond, Bice and Language Houses

By Zach Rosenthal Students still living on-Grounds in Bond House, Bice House and the Language Houses will be relocated to provide housing for University of Virginia healthcare workers, according to an email sent Thursday to students living in the affected housing complexes from Gay Perez, assistant vice president of Student Affairs and executive director of Housing […]

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The Cavalier Daily: UVa contracted Aramark workers laid off without severance, notice amid COVID-19 facility closures

By Mackenzie Williams University Dining workers were laid off by Aramark — a University dining service provider — when their workplaces were shuttered during the University’s transition to long-term online learning. All dining facilities — with the exception of Observatory Hill Dining Hall — shut down March 17 as part of the University’s operational plan. Food services […]