Having five colleges and universities named to this prestigious list reinforces that the Commonwealth is a national leader for higher education.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a statement after the Princeton Review ranked the University of Virginia, William & Mary, James Madison, Virginia Tech and the University of Richmond among best values in higher education (UVA was ranked the nation’s best value among public universities)
I don’t think there is anything that I have seen that was more important to our future and to the quality of the place than the admission of women in 1970. It was a changing moment for the University.
Leonard W. Sandridge, UVA’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, speaking in a February 2011 newspaper interview about changes at the University
The universe would be a boring place. There would be no stars, no planets, no people, no books. There would be no filet mignon.
UVA physicist Craig Dukes, speaking about the slight abundance of matter over anti-matter at the birth of the universe
Learning often involves unlearning. We as a society have to examine what we’ve been taught.
Film director Tom Shadyac (Col ’81), speaking about his documentary I Am before its screening at the 2010 Virginia Film Festival
Experiences make us happier than [material] things [because] experiences are more likely to be shared with other people, and other people are our greatest source of happiness.
UVA psychology professor Timothy Wilson, co-author of a study that suggests people are often happier when spending money on experiences rather than material things
No matter where our money comes from, I don’t see the University of Virginia ever failing to be public, in the sense of being dedicated to and interested in the welfare of the commonwealth and of the larger country. We’ll always be public that way. It’s in our DNA.
Teresa A. Sullivan, speaking at a press conference after becoming UVA’s eighth president
Life is much more fun if you’re always learning.
Professor emerita Anita Jones, who helped raise UVA’s computer science program to national prominence
Albert Camus wrote that “The evil that is in the world almost always comes out of ignorance.” Knowledge, then, is evil’s first enemy and good’s first line of defense.
Former UVA President John T. Casteen III speaking at the Class of 2010 Final Exercises