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.
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”
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
The columns that most haunt me are the ones where people are faced with wrenching choices and act bravely. I think: Would I have been that brave? And usually my answer is ‘probably not!’
Alumnus Daniel Jones (Col ’85) on the pieces that have most affected him during his 11 years as editor of the New York Times Modern Love column