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UVa. announces plans for fall semester

*This is a developing story and the website will be updated. Rising fourth-year student Rohan Taneja is a computer science major with many of his courses being lectures or large sizes —two types of classes that will be held online, rather than in-person, this coming semester at the University of Virginia.  On Wednesday, UVA made […]

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Dark Marquees: How Charlottesville-based artists are dealing with the shutdown

For Charlottesville-based musical artists, the cancellation of live shows has had varied impacts. Full-time performers struggle to figure out a financially stable way to continue creating, while part-time performers still feel the weight of being unable to connect with audiences. For some, the pandemic has derailed long-built momentum, while for others it has provided valuable […]

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Dark Marquees: The future of live entertainment in Charlottesville

Normally, summer is the busiest season for live entertainment. For businesses and performing artists who depend on bringing together large, densely-packed crowds, the pandemic has upended their plans for the foreseeable future. With the cancellation of festivals, concerts and other large events, countless workers have found themselves unemployed, while venues and other entertainment businesses have […]

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COVID-19 has cut down driving and cleared the air. But will transit make a comeback when it’s over?

As lockdowns and social distancing measures continue, air quality is improving globally and locally because transportation emissions are the largest factor in a typical individual’s contribution to global warming. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year — more than the carbon dioxide […]

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COVID-19 complicates dangers of unsafe domestic situations; local nonprofits seek to reach those who need help

Across the country, as people shelter in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, quarantining measures present increased dangers for those without a safe home environment. In an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday, Crystal Justice, chief marketing and development officer for the National Domestic Violence Hotline, reported that in the past […]