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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.

Students, Alumni Auction Historic Items To Fund Rotunda Restoration

The Good, the Bad and  the Ugly Club

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Club

A handful of curious and notable dates in U.Va. history

In the Age of Slavery

In the Age of Slavery

U.Va. examines role of enslaved laborers in tribute to bell-ringer Henry Martin

A Funeral Procession for the Marquis

A Funeral Procession for the Marquis

An alumna explores La Fayette’s connection to the University

Fighting Fire at the University

Fighting Fire at the University

In 1828, the Board of Visitors created the University Fire Company.

175 Years of Engineering

175 Years of Engineering

The Mother of Invention

Celebrating its 175th anniversary, the Engineering School has established a legacy of research that’s helped change the world for the better. The school

The Golden Age of the Rooming House Matrons

The Golden Age of the Rooming House Matrons

If you were to walk into the Booker House on University Avenue across the street from the Rotunda, you would find yourself in an office. It’s a nice

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