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As the University of Virginia entered its third week of crisis, and with a convincing explanation of the Board of Visitors' decision to oust President Teresa Sullivan still MIA, the heat is on Governor Bob McDonnell who some have accused of delaying action and playing politics.
UVA faculty, staff, alums, students, legislators– just about every possible constituent group has come out in support of Teresa Sullivan, and the BOV hasn't been able to justify its decision to practically anyone's satisfaction. Could it be that their reasons were more visceral than factual? A growing faction, including a prominent UVA psychiatrist, thinks so.
Food on Fifth
For those living on the south side of Charlottesville, grocery shopping has long meant a tortuous, traffic-heavy slog across town to 29 North. Not for much longer, as a popular northern grocery store chain commits to anchoring the long-awaited Fifth Street Station development.
When the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority decided to add chloramines to the public water supply back in 2011, few may have realized that the chemical– a combination of chlorine and ammonia– had wreaked health havoc in other communities. Now, with evidence that it caused elevated lead levels in Washington, D.C. children, the debate over chloramines in our local water supply is heating up.
Cover of this 40-page issue:
Bob McDonnell, Helen Dragas, Teresa Sullivan, and Sullivan's supporters.
–photos by Tom Daly, Jen Fariello, Ophelia Lenz, Hawes Spencer, and UVA News