Topic: Grounds & Buildings

Ghosts and Goblins

Ghosts and Goblins

More than 1,000 local children descend upon the Lawn for an annual Halloween tradition. Although some area merchants and organizations chip in, Lawn residents typically spend up to $300 on candy...

Winter 2007

Blue, Orange and Green

Blue, Orange and Green

The growing environmental sensibility on Grounds

Though the pace of change might not suit everyone, UVA is moving toward a greener future on many fronts.

Winter 2007

Great Big Schoolhouse

Great Big Schoolhouse

New Curry School building

Rising soon is a four-story building for the Curry School of Education that will nearly double its breathing room.

Already christened Bavaro Hall, the building is slated...

Winter 2007

The Paint’s Appealing

The Paint’s Appealing

Beta Bridge sheds its skin

What’s four feet high, 10 feet long, three inches thick, and weighs close to 1,000 pounds? A slab of Beta Bridge paint that peeled away in September, of course.<...

Winter 2007

Building the Sciences

Building the Sciences

At its October meeting, the Board of Visitors endorsed a comprehensive approach to enhancing the sciences when it approved three major research buildings—one for Medicine, one for...

Winter 2007

You Can’t Keep a Good Spire Down

You Can’t Keep a Good Spire Down

After standing serenely in the woodsy garden of Pavilion VI for nearly 80 years, the Merton Spire was badly damaged in 2005 when a mini-tornado felled two maple trees, one of...

Fall 2007

According to Custom

According to Custom

Student Traditions at Virginia

As revered as the University's traditions are, some change with the times and others fade away entirely. Here's a look at just a few.

Fall 2007

Share Your Corner Memories

Share Your Corner Memories

The most recent issue of the Virginia Magazine took a stroll through the history of the Corner. Readers have been sharing their best Corner stories and weighing in on...

April 15, 2007

Down on the Corner

Down on the Corner

A stroll through the University’s neighborhood

Always an integral part of life at the University, the Corner has been shaped by a colorful collection of characters and establishments.

Spring 2007

1943: The Dry Dock

1943: The Dry Dock

A lounge and soda fountain called the Dry Dock was opened in the Madison Hall basement in 1943 and “was pronounced a howling success. It was said to be...

Spring 2007

Club Clemons

Club Clemons

Late on a cool night in mid-December, Ifechi N. Momah (Col ’08) hurries down McCormick Road. All is silent and empty on Grounds. Activity has ceased—no practices,...

Spring 2007

Shadows of the Past

Shadows of the Past

South Lawn to include memorial to African-American community

See how the South Lawn Project memorializes an African-American community.

Spring 2007

Trashing the Lawn

Trashing the Lawn

Students and staff members emptied two trash bins onto the Lawn on Nov. 15, but it wasn’t an act of vandalism, or even a protest. The idea was...

Spring 2007

Tight Quarters

Tight Quarters

A glimpse of student housing, 19th-century style

A brief look at rules and regulations concerning student life in 1847.

Winter 2006

Dorm Chic

Dorm Chic

The abode away from home

Current students talk about the money and effort involved in making a dorm room a personalized space.

Winter 2006

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