• Corps Challenges

    From the UVA rugby pitch to the global battlefield, a conversation with Marine Corps commandant General Robert Neller (Col ’75).

  • Radio Music Society

    Students in UVA’s Radio Music Society arrange pop songs for string quartets. From arrangement to final performance, see one group interpret Major Lazer’s “Be Together.”

  • Modern Honor

    In 2013, students voted in an “informed retraction” measure to the Honor System. This past spring, the single sanction barely survived a vote. Now what?

  • The Hidden Landscape

    Vice provost Maurie McInnis (Col ’88) reflects on the University’s complicated racial history and its implications for the present.

  • Law Stars

    UVA Law’s fingerprints are all over true-crime sensations Serial and Making a Murderer.

Summer 2016

Summer 2016

Modern Honor: A Close Vote. Now What? Also in this issue: an interview with the Marine Commandant, a century of applied science, and a look into how UVA alumni and faculty became central figures in true-crime narratives.

Table of Contents

May E-newsletter: A look back at a century of Final Exercises: The Honors of Honor

April E-newsletter: Hoops and dreams—the season in perspective: So Close

Highlights

The Honors of Honor

The Honors of Honor

Take a look back at how Final Exercises have been celebrated in the past century.

The Crazy Human Heart

The Crazy Human Heart

Literature critics Daniel Mendelsohn (Col ’82) and Mythili Rao (Col ’05) discuss the critic’s role in society.

Time Capsule

Time Capsule

Over the last 100 years, UVA engineering students have traded drafting tables and wood shops for modeling software, 3-D printers and flight simulators. See what the future holds for engineering on Grounds.

’Hoos got the medals

’Hoos got the medals

Turns out that the road to the Olympics isn’t the only hard one—where do you go from there? Eight alumni medalists offer their advice.

Start Me Up

Start Me Up

UVA offers students many opportunities for entrepreneurship, from a new interdisciplinary minor to HackCville and the i.Lab.

Going Home to Give Back

Going Home to Give Back

Jasmine Drake (Col ’13) entered UVA expecting to apply to medical school. After an Alternative Spring Break trip, she decided to give back to her community in the South Bronx.

New Role for a Familiar Corner Spot

New Role for a Familiar Corner Spot

The Corner’s Lloyd Building, most recently the home of the Student Book Store, will undergo renovations to become a multipurpose student space.

Video

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Radio Music Society

Radio Music Society

Students in UVA’s Radio Music Society arrange pop songs for string quartets. From arrangement to final performance, see one group interpret Major Lazer’s “Be Together.”

Follow That Guide

Follow that Guide

The University Guide Service is student self-governance in action. UGuides give tours integrating encyclopedic knowledge of the University with their own experiences, and they don’t shy away from tough questions.

Photo Gallery

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The Honors of Honor

Take a look back at how Final Exercises have been celebrated in the past century.

Quotes

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