Officer Ben Rexrode of the University of Virginia Police Department
While there are sharp differences of opinion, what’s encouraging is the respect and the courtesy that both sides seem to have for one another in this discussion. There seems to be a remarkable amount of civility, and that’s something that seems to be diminishing ... on college campuses in the last few years.
J. Joshua Wheeler, director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression
[Jefferson] was, like almost all humans, a complex person and very much of his own time and society. At the same time, he sometimes had a rare capacity to think beyond that time and society (while often falling short in promoting the changes that his insights demanded).
Professor Alan S. Taylor, history department
UVA President Teresa A. Sullivan
UVA graduates talk about their school in a multifaceted, multiplatform sense. UVA is not just about sports. It is about Honor; it is about architecture; it is about history, academics and student self-governance; it is Charlottesville; it is Mr. Jefferson; and more.
Professor Kenneth G. Elzinga
Historical preservation architect Jody Lahendro (Arch ’82) on the importance of reintegrating the Rotunda into student life.
Gweneth West, UVA drama professor and costume designer
Remember the cafeteria scene in ‘Jurassic Park?’ Of course you do. Dr. Grant asks Dr. Sattler if she’s sure a rampant velociraptor has been ‘contained.’ ‘Yes,’ she replies, ‘unless they figure out how to open doors.’ Virginia coach Tony Bennett is that velociraptor.
Eamonn Brennan on why the Cavaliers rank no. 7 on ESPN’s “Way Too Early Top 25 Rankings for 2016-17”