Department: Quotes

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body & mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of the day.

Thomas Jefferson, to Pierre Samuel DuPont de Nemours, April 1816

The columns that most haunt me are the ones where people are faced with wrenching choices and act bravely.  I think: Would I have been that brave? And usually my answer is ‘probably not!’

Alumnus Daniel Jones (Col ‘85) on the pieces that have most affected him during his 11 years as editor of the New York Times Modern Love column

I hope [my students] learned that the civil rights movement was a movement of ordinary people, many of them just like these young people who were sitting in my class.  They should not believe that it was all magical figures like Martin Luther King.  People like King helped immeasurably.  But it wasn't all Martin Luther Kings.  It was mostly ordinary people who did this, and these students are ordinary people, and they can do the same thing.  They can rise to these heights themselves.

Julian Bond speaking to Virginia Magazine in 2012. Professor Bond passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015.

How did that happen?  I mean, how did it happen?

UVA Baseball Coach Brian O'Connor at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha after the Cavaliers won the 2015 College World Series.

Each and every one of you has a vibrant, courageous soul and a depth of power, creativity and wisdom you are only just beginning to tap into.  That is your light.  It is the light within you, and you have to let it shine.

Actor and comedian Ed Helms, in his valedictory address to the class of 2015

When you take your picture, you take your family.  But I wasn't married and my family was all in Virginia, so I thought, 'Why don't I take my boys?'"

Astronaut and alumnus Leland Melvin on his official NASA portrait with his dogs.

“All heck breaks loose.”

State climatologist and UVA environmental scientist Jerry Stenger, on what happens when temperatures in Virginia drop to record lows.

I welcome thoughts from alumni on the curriculum. What aspects of the curriculum did they get the most from? Based on their experiences after Final Exercises, what served them best?

Ian Baucom, new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.

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Highlights

Discovery and Loss

Discovery and Loss

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Growing Grounds

Growing Grounds

As the University has grown, so has its buildings. Here's a look at how some of the buildings on Grounds — old and new — measure up to each other.

The Moviegoers

The Moviegoers

The OFFScreen film series, run by UVA students, draws viewers to Grounds to catch offbeat films in Newcomb Hall Theater.

Q & A with Provost Tom Katsouleas

Q & A with Provost Tom Katsouleas

Virginia Magazine sat down with UVA’s new executive vice president and provost to discuss his plans for the University (and learn a bit more about Katsouleas himself).