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Brian Wills Speaks About Confederate Flag

16 Sep , 2015  

Brian Willis, former UVa-Wise History Department Chairman and now director of the Center for the Study of Civil War Era and professor of history at Kennesaw State University, discusses the history and cultural meanings of the Confederate flag in its versions throughout the past 150 years.

Former UVa-Wise history chairman examines the history and meanings of the Confederate Flag in its many forms On Wednesday September 2, former History Department chair Brian Wills spoke to a crowded Rhododendron Room in the student center about the history of the Confederate battle flag.

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Students organize protest

5 Dec , 2014  


A group of students chanted, held picket signs and fell to the ground of the Slemp Student Center on Friday, Dec. 5. to protest police brutality and racism.

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UVa-Wise: 60 years a college

25 Sep , 2014  

Crockett Hall, the college’s first building, opened in 1954. Jaime Robinson | The Highland Cavalier

UVa-Wise is officially 60 years old. From the ever-watchful care­taker to a family of pigs interrupt­ing the first convocation, this cam­pus has stories to tell that even its students may not know.

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Safety efforts increasing on campus

24 Sep , 2014  

Dean Jewell Worley and Ronnie Shortt, chief of police and director of public safety, look over plans for campus safety procedures. Justin David | The Highland Cavalier

Campus safety is something UVa-Wise officials take seriously.

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Chancellor Henry officially inaugurated

30 Apr , 2014  

Chancellor Donna Henry, Jessie Henry, Allen Henry, Margaret Henry, Papa Joe Smiddy, and Rector George Keith Martin pose for photo following inauguration ceremony. Josh Weaver | The Highland Cavalier

Last week, the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia’s College at Wise cel­ebrated the inauguration and installation of the college’s 8th chancellor, Donna Price Henry.

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Events kick off this week

16 Apr , 2014  

Chancellor Donna Price Henry the college’s eighth chancellor, will be inaugurated in a ceremony next week. The event will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the David J. Prior Center. Photo courtesy Tim C. Cox

The next few weeks are filled with events that lead up to the in­augural ceremony for Chancellor Donna Henry.

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The Highland Cavalier fall 2014 application

8 Apr , 2014  

Want to work for the Highland Cavalier? Fill out this form by April 16th and interviews will follow that weekend! HC Application Fall 2012

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Congressman Griffith visits Wise

2 Apr , 2014  

Josh Weaver | The Highland Cavalier

On March 21, UVa-Wise hosted Con­gressman Morgan Griffith in a town hall style meeting. Griffith answered questions from the audience, took their concerns one-on-one dur­ing a reception, and shared what he is doing in Washington to help the people of his district.

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Professor retired after break

19 Mar , 2014  

Josh Weaver | The Highland Cavalier

Associate Professor of Biology Kevin Jones closed his 17 year teaching career at UVa- Wise with fond memories of his time here, and hopes that his legacy of student research will continue.

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Chancellor has new Master Plan

27 Feb , 2014  

Josh Weaver | The Highland Cavalier

UVa-Wise is approaching new horizons. Professional staff is finalizing construction of a comprehensive Health and Wellness Center and is in the opening stages of construction on a six story library. This growth, along with every­thing done over the past decade, is believed by many people to be unprecedented.

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Finances plague Chartwells

12 Feb , 2014  

Senior Business Adminstration major Minh Henry purchases a Double Fudge Delight cupcake from Mondo’s Subs in the Slemp Student Center. Students can also purchase them at Papa Joes. Josh Weaver | The Highland Cavalier

Campus dining services through Chartwells has made some changes this se­mester, partly in response to customer feed­back and financial troubles.

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Possible fee divides students

30 Jan , 2014  

Photo illustration courtesy of Madison Savarese

Student voting for a new Stu­dent Government Association al­location to increase each student’s activities fee by $30 a semester in order to bring in bigger concerts ended yesterday, and campus is widely divided on the decision.