Topic: Politics

July ’09 University News Highlights

July ’09 University News Highlights

New UVA Rector and Vice Rector Will Take Office in July Source: Charlottesville NewsPlex

With the July 1 turn of a two-year cycle, the University of Virginia&rsquo...

July 8, 2009

June ’09 University News Highlights

June ’09 University News Highlights

UVA President John T. Casteen III to retire next year SOURCE: RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH

University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III will retire next...

June 8, 2009

Scenes from an Inauguration

Scenes from an Inauguration

Patient people, poetric address part of historic ceremony

On the morning of the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States, I woke up next to Abraham Lincoln...

Summer 2009

Free Speech? Over There

Free Speech? Over There

Political parties receive Jefferson Muzzles for designating zones at conventions

The annual muzzle awards took a bipartisan bent this year.

Summer 2009

Verbatim

Verbatim

“People whose ambitions may have been limited to, say, the McDonald’s counter or some kind of menial job requiring little or no...

Spring 2009

Required Reading: Frederick Hitz

Required Reading: Frederick Hitz

Law and politics lecturer Frederick Hitz wrote The Great Game: The Myth and Reality of Espionage and Why Spy? Espionage in an Age of Uncertainty. His career at the...

Spring 2009

Making a Nation Safe

Making a Nation Safe

Janet Napolitano (Law ’83) brings “no-nonsense” reputation to new role

President-elect Barack Obama outlined a daunting set of challenges for Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano (Law ’83) when he tapped her to become the nation’s next homeland security...

Spring 2009

In Office

In Office

UVA alumni won gubernatorial and congressional races in the November elections.

Congress also saw the retirement of Republican Sen. John Warner (Law ’53), who had held his...

Spring 2009

Election Season

Election Season

In the John Paul Jones Arena, a crowd of approximately 3,000 people watched the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States.

Spring 2009

Hoos in Office

Hoos in Office

From Puerto Rico to Texas, alumni win in November election

The November 2008 election will be remembered by the clarion call of a single word: change.

It propelled voters to support a broad vision of new possibilities&mdash...

December 16, 2008

McCain or Obama?

McCain or Obama?

Politics at the University

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As Nov. 4 draws near, students are preparing to vote in what, for many, will be their first presidential election. In the accompanying video, we asked students about...

October 14, 2008

Crossing the Aisle

Crossing the Aisle

Background as a journalist helps effort to untangle political gridlock

Virginia was a smaller state in 1968, and its politics had been one-party Democratic for the previous swath of the 20th century.

Fall 2008

Bookmarked: Crystal Ball

Bookmarked: Crystal Ball

Election season is heating up and Larry J. Sabato’s Crystal Ball is the place to go for the Web’s most reliable source of political analysis. ...

Fall 2008

Fighting Fair

Fighting Fair

Rethinking the war powers statute

A bipartisan panel of statesmen, scholars and military experts convened by UVA’s Miller Center of Public Affairs has issued a call to change the process by which the nation’s leaders address decisions about going to war.

Fall 2008

The Tibetan Connection

The Tibetan Connection

The University's unique relationship with an ancient culture

The people and culture of Tibet have been a part of the UVA community for decades, and a new center provides a fresh link to an area of growing international focus.

Fall 2008

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Highlights

Pardon Our French

Pardon Our French

Founder’s Day, Paris 1919, the great party after the Great War, where they sang the “The Good Old Song” in what passed for French.