Topic: Grounds & Buildings

Danger: Falling Dorms

Danger: Falling Dorms

Dobie, Balz and Watson houses were torn down this summer to make way for two new six-story dorms that will house more students, and be greener and more efficient.

Fall 2009

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Palin Comparison

In the most recent issue of Virginia Magazine, you refer to Tina Fey’s supposedly humorous impersonation of former Gov. Sarah Palin (“Quotable Quotes,”...

Fall 2009

July 4th: The Fourth of July Paradox

July 4th: The Fourth of July Paradox

The Fourth of July is a bittersweet anniversary at the University. It marks both great achievement and sorrow; it is the birthday of a nation, but the death day of Founding Fathers.

The Fourth of July is a bittersweet anniversary at the University. It marks both great achievement and sorrow; it is the birthday of a nation, but the death day of Founding Fathers.

Summer 2009

Academic Notes

Academic Notes

Brain Drain?

A new study indicates that some cognitive skills peak at the age of 22, then begin a slow decline a few years later. Timothy Salthouse, a UVA professor...

Summer 2009

Bookmarked: Hitting the Streets

Bookmarked: Hitting the Streets

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Want to take a drive through Grounds but can’t make it back to Charlottesville? No problem—Google Maps has you covered. Google’s detailed Street...

Summer 2009

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Debating Change

It was with great regret that I read of plans to “preserve” Mr. Jefferson’s original intentions for Pavilion X (“This Old Academical...

Summer 2009

Where Am I?

Where Am I?

Congratulations to Lisa Keller (Col ‘11), whose name was chosen at random from the number of readers who correctly identified this photo. She wins a $25 UVA Bookstore gift certificate.<...

March 17, 2009

This Old Academical Village

This Old Academical Village

Preserving a national treasure

A comprehensive effort to preserve the University’s historical places is under way.

Spring 2009

1948: Oh Baby

1948: Oh Baby

Period following WWII was a family affair

Before World War II, married students were a rarity on Grounds. Shortly after the war ended, returning veterans brought their families to school with them, pushing the number of...

Spring 2009

Open Door Policy

Open Door Policy

The public life of Lawnies

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The University’s Academical Village attracts countless visitors, many of whom have the same question for students after peeking into their austere Lawn rooms: “So,...

Spring 2009

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Poe Room

At first glance, when I noticed the photo of André Harvey’s bronze crow sculpture, Sounding the Alarm, in the article “The...

Spring 2009

News Briefs

News Briefs

Animal Rights

Bob Barker, longtime host of the game show The Price is Right and animal-rights advocate, has given $1 million to the Law School to establish an animal law...

Spring 2009

Top Stories of 2008

Top Stories of 2008

Changes in University Leadership

With the introduction of six new deans and a new vice president for research, UVA saw a significant infusion of new leadership. Other...

January 11, 2009

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Wedded Wahoos

Wedded Wahoos

Do you love chuckling over awkward first-date tales or proposal mishaps? Well, we’ve got some fun for you.

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Professor’s work paints alarming portrait of Facebook’s power