New York Times

Thousands of people gathered on the University of Virginia campus here Wednesday night in the glow of candlelight, striking a peaceful contrast to the torches wielded by white supremacists on Friday. 

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CNN

In less than a week, the University of Virginia's campus served as a public forum for two very contrasting causes -- one fueled by anger, another by the desire to heal. 

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VICE News

Hours after neo-Nazis and khaki-clad white nationalists clashed with protesters in downtown Charlottesville on Saturday, a group of 80 black University of Virginia alumni wrote an open letter directed to the roughly 250 incoming black students scheduled to arrive the following week. “We are sure that recent events have not only increased your anxiety but perhaps caused you to question attending the university,” they wrote.

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Town and Country

(By Serena Bancroft, a foreign affairs major in the class of 2019 at UVA) One student writes about the profound sadness she felt at seeing White Supremacists and Nazis march across her beloved school.
 

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CBSSports.com

Virginia coach Tony Bennett publicly responded on behalf of the university and the city of Charlottesville in the wake of violent altercations between neo-Nazis and counter-protesters which resulted in three deaths over the weekend. 

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Inside Higher Ed

One of the speakers was Ryan Keen, who is starting his fourth year. “The greatest power we have to heal is our ability to support each other,” he said. “We have to show what we stand for and what it means to be inclusive. We will not stand for the hate that has been shown here.”
 

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Charlottesville Newsplex

Beta Bridge at the University of Virginia has been painted in honor of Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman killed by a car following the Unite the Right rally.

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Washington Post

First, there were torches lighting Charlottesville’s night. Now, there are candles. 

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Washington Post

As the political and emotional shockwaves from the weekend violence continued to roil the nation outside, Heyer’s family and friends filled the front rows, rising by turns to greive and to galvanize. 

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WRIC ABC 8 News (Richmond)

The team posed for a picture on the steps of the Rotunda on UVA’s Grounds. The tweet sent out by the official Twitter account for the football program said, “Our school, our city, our home. United forever.” 

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SB Nation

In the wake of riots in Charlottesville, University of Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall speaks out for the first time. In the wake of riots in Charlottesville that left one woman dead and many others injured during the protest and counter-protest of the removal of a Confederate statue, Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall has spoken for the first time. Mendenhall spoke after practice Tuesday about the state of his team during the turmoil.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

The memorial is expected to get underway at 11 a.m., and seating will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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Coalfield.com

Charlottesville may be 300 miles up the road but the University of Virginia's presence hits home in Wise County everyday. So as the nation watched violence unfold in the city and on campus there this weekend, many people in Wise County were particulary touched because of their connections. Statements came from Chancellor Donna Henry at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, the only branch of the university in Charlottesville. UVA-Wise's Student Government Association issued a statement of solidarity with its counterparts five hours away.

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Southern Living

Established by one of our country’s founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia is the very embodiment of “collegiate.” 

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Charlottesville Newsplex

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan sent a letter to the UVA community on Tuesday regarding the school's reaction to and preparedness for events like the march on Friday. In her statement, she says there have been important questions raised about UVA's ability to ensure a safe learning environment.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

Tony Bennett issues heartfelt video regarding Charlottesville tragedy.

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Charlottesville Newsplex

University of Virginia Medical Center staff spent weeks preparing for the Aug. 12 Unite the Right rally, and that work paid off when the chaos gave way to tragedy after a 20-year-old man plowed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters.

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Mic

(By Atima Omara, UVA graduate) Even in these politically dark times, we have to remember that there are victories to be won and reasons to keep fighting.

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Diverse Education

The nation and American democracy has progressed despite hateful bigotry for more than two centuries, and “hateful actions in Charlottesville or elsewhere will not stop it either,” said Dr. Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia (UVA). Sabato and other UVA faculty members and administrators condemned the violent protests started by hundreds of White nationalists as they gathered on the university’s grounds and in downtown Charlottesville over the weekend. The school also issued statements citing their commitment to inclusion and diversity.

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