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

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Serpentine Timeline

Serpentine Timeline

Study up on the twists and turns of UVA's history, from the laying of the cornerstone to the inauguration of the ninth president.

A Hat Tip to UVA

A Hat Tip to UVA

Other schools’ alumni love their alma maters too. But it’s just not the same. Here’s why.