UVA Holds Rememberence Breakfast

UVA President Apologizes For Pain Suffered Last Year

August 11, 2018 - 1:21 pm

Charlottesville, Va. (wrva.com) - The University of Virginia held a rememberance breakfast Saturday morning, as anniversary events got underway a year after the deadly Unite the Right rally.  New Uva President Jim Ryan apologized for the pain caused to the UVA community by last year's events, including a torch lit rally that took place at the school.

Ryan also callled the white nationalists who marched, some of whom are UVA graduates, "lost souls."  Activist groups have criticized UVA for not doing more to counter-act the white nationalists, and on Friday, called on UVA to ban known "Nazis" from school grounds.  The groups also want UVA to pay the medical bills of those injured last year.

Ryan was not President during last year's rally.