The fact that the core of the University was a remarkably intact architectural masterpiece, one designed by a Founding Father, made the ahistoricism of modern buildings especially worrisome.
Philip Herrington (Grad ’07, ’12) on the complications of the modern design of the 1970s era law and business schools
Once [Paul Saunier] locked into a belief, he didn't let go. His belief was that UVA was going to be a better place because of the results of the efforts to diversify our student body.
Ernest Ern, former University administrator on Suanier's efforts to integrate UVA
[Streaking is] a tradition. We get that. But technically we remind them that it is still against the law, and that we want them to go put their clothes on and move on.
Officer Ben Rexrode of the University of Virginia Police Department
I think it’s a sin that there are people who have graduated from the University in the last 70, 80 years, who have never set foot in the [Rotunda].
Historical preservation architect Jody Lahendro (Arch ’82) on the importance of reintegrating the Rotunda into student life.