Department: Quotes

His advice was, everything else he’d do for free—because he loved to teach, because he loved to impart knowledge to the next generation of lawyers—but they had to pay him to grade. And at the end of every semester when I have to grade I think how true those words are.

UVA law professor John Duffy, talking about the late Antonin Scalia, who taught law at UVA in the 1960s and ’70s

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

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.

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Highlights

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Having lost his best player in Malcolm Brogdon (Col ’15, Batten ’16), as well as other key cogs, Coach Tony Bennett believes Virginia has a long ways to go to live up to its billing as a top-10 team and possible Final Four contender. Fortunately, he still has fourth-year point guard London Perrantes (Col ’17).

National Treasure

National Treasure

UVA poet and National Book Award finalist Rita Dove shares stories of her family, writing career and teaching at UVA.

NASA’s Unseen Heroes

NASA’s Unseen Heroes

Margot Lee Shetterly discovered an important part of American space race history in her own childhood neighborhood.