Topic: Politics

News Briefs

News Briefs

High Honors

The University of Virginia bestowed its highest external honors—the annual Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals—during Founder’s Day celebrations in April. The medals...

Summer 2008

The Reporter

The Reporter

Brit Hume reflects on his life in the media

This veteran reporter weighs in on how American culture has changed, his days at the University and suggestions that FOX News has a right-wing agenda.

Spring 2008

The Evolution of Honor

The Evolution of Honor

Enduring Principle, Changing Times

The 'community of trust' traces its origins to the first students, but the Honor System has taken some twists and turns over the years.

Spring 2008

Verbatim

Verbatim

“I have done my best.”

—Virginia Sen. John W. Warner (Law ’53) at the Rotunda, announcing his intention...

Winter 2007

Miller Center Kicks off National Debate Series

Miller Center Kicks off National Debate Series

Iraq is first topic

This fall, UVA’s Miller Center of Public Affairs launches the National Discussion and Debate Series. The first event focuses on U.S. involvement in Iraq and...

Fall 2007

Great Dishonors

Great Dishonors

This year’s free-speech violators

“Santa Claus, Philly cheese steak sandwiches, Native Americans, Detective Andy Sipowicz of the television show NYPD Blue and evil Teddy Bears all play a role in this year...

Summer 2007

Putting Enemies on the Couch

Putting Enemies on the Couch

Vamik Volkan’s unofficial diplomacy

A professor emeritus of psychiatry at UVA, Vamik Volkan occupies a rare niche in his profession, examining global politics and ethnic conflict through the prism of psychoanalysis.

Spring 2007

Civil Liberties in the War on Terror

Civil Liberties in the War on Terror

Enemy combatants, indefinitely detained. Warrantless searches. Allegations of torture. The War on Terror has spawned many questions about the interplay between security and personal liberties—questions that fall...

Spring 2007

Running on Respect

Running on Respect

UVA's Sorensen Institute wants to clean up politics

In an era in which mudslinging has become a science, UVA offers a voice in the wilderness, calling for civility.

Spring 2007

Ready or Not

Ready or Not

Third-year student takes on homeland security

Emily Hesaltine addresses flaws in the Department of Homeland Security's emergency preparedness website with a site of her own.

Winter 2006

Taking it to the Streets

Taking it to the Streets

Ross Baird asks what makes people vote

An undergraduate looks for causes of high participation in European democracy and points to better candidates as a possible solution to low turnout in domestic elections.

Winter 2006

Plunder

Plunder

The theft of the Morgantina silver

In 1984, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced a dazzling new acquisition of silver vessels from the third century B.C. But one question wouldn't go away: was it looted?

Spring 2006

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Highlights

Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest

Sandy Liss (Grad ’14, ’19), Sabrina Stierwalt and Chris Wiens’ (Col ’17) findings could give astronomers new data about how galaxies formed.

Politics, by Any Other Name

Politics, by Any Other Name

Coy Barefoot (Grad '97) recounts how the University had to overcome determined opposition to come into existence.

Presidential History

Presidential History

As the Board of Visitors searches for the University’s ninth president, take a look back at the first eight—the challenges they faced and their lasting imprints.

Next Chapter

Next Chapter

The quiet spaces inside UVA’s 14 libraries take on new relevance in the digital age.