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A Conversation With Julian Bond

A Conversation With Julian Bond

A former chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Julian Bond played a critical role in the civil rights movement alongside visionary leaders like Dr.

U.Va. historian corrects student tour guides

Rebuilding History … With Cardboard and Paint

Rebuilding History … With Cardboard and Paint

Mammoth Undertaking: Students reimagine Brooks Hall menagerie.



As a student, being related to the quiet professorial rock star known more broadly in the University of Virginia community as Dr. Bice placed me in a

Over Seven Billion Served

Over Seven Billion Served

Last October, the 7 billionth person on the planet was born. Professors explain the dynamics of the population boom and demographic transition.

1976: A Royal Visit

1976: A Royal Visit

On July 10, Queen Elizabeth toured the Academical Village, where 18,000 people watched her stroll down the Lawn.

Required Reading

Edward G. Lengel, editor in chief of the Papers of George Washington at U.Va., recently published Inventing George Washington: America’s Founder in Myth and Memory.

The Power of a Poet

When I was in my second year, poet Robert Frost came to the Grounds for the dedication of the Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American

Revisiting Monticello’s History

Thomas Jefferson’s Albemarle County plantation, Monticello, has been restored in recent decades to better reflect the history of the site and its inhabitants.

Speaking for the Trees

In November, the Board of Visitors voted to remove a number of prominent, mature magnolia trees so the leaky Rotunda roof could be fixed. Some students objected

Upholding the Dream

From a rousing choir performance at the Mount Zion First African Baptist Church to a moving speech by U.Va. history professor and former NAACP chairman Julian

Women at War

When her husband was killed by British fire in a 1776 Revolutionary War battle, Margaret Corbin reputedly took his place behind a cannon and returned fire.

Letters to the Editor

Remembering Ray Bice

Dr. Raymond Bice, U.Va.’s beloved psychology professor, left us on Dec. 23, 2011, and his memorial was at University Chapel on Friday, Jan. 20. As a

Virginia Trading Cards: Basketball Edition

Last fall, Virginia football trading cards from the collection of Richard Coltrane (Col ’61) were viewable on an online gallery. Now, as the U.Va. men’s basketball

Jefferson’s Secret Bible

Jefferson’s Secret Bible

In the twilight of his life, Jefferson began exploring his faith and deepening his understanding of the Bible and Christianity.

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