Welcome to Saturday, October 25!
A programming note: I am now an assistant city editor at The Daily Progress!
"In Other Words" will continue to exist, but as we hire a new higher ed reporter, it might publish more occasionally. Then the new reporter will take it over as an avenue to share their work.
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Here's an abridged version of "In Other Words."
UVa contractors to also pay $15 per hour
In March, the University of Virginia announced it would increase wages for direct employees to $15 an hour.
On Thursday, the university announced it had also reached a deal with its contractors to also improve pay for about 800 full-time contract employees.
"We realized that among community issues, number one was jobs and wages. There are a lot of people interested in this issue and our Board [of Visitors] was interested, too. If we wanted to build stronger relationships in the community, this was an issue we needed to address," President Jim Ryan told reporter Bryan McKenzie.
An end to finger pricks for diabetics?
A new trial indicated the effectiveness of an artificial pancreas system partially developed through UVa research, which could make life easier and more painless for people with Type 1 diabetes.
Tommye Sutton replaced by Tim Longo
Former Charlottesville Chief of Police Tim Longo will take over as UVa police chief effective immediately, the university announced Tuesday. Longo replaces Tommye Sutton, who resigned Sept. 27 after a year on the job. Photo/The Daily Progress/Andrew Shurtleff
Tommye Sutton resigned after spending a little more than a year on the job at UVa. He was replaced by former Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo, who will serve in an interim capacity while the school searches for a permanent replacement.
UVa did not offer any reasons for Sutton's departure.
Clearing out Alderman Library
ANDREW SHURTLEFF/THE DAILY PROGRESSNow you seem 'em ...
After two years of planning, workers are boxing up Alderman Library's collection in preparation of an extensive renovation.
It was pretty cool to get a glimpse at the process and see a few parts of the building that are relics of an earlier era.