Topic: Students

Opportunity, Not Poverty

Opportunity, Not Poverty

Xiao Wang wins Truman Scholarship for public policy studies

The third-year economics student won a 2008 Truman Scholarship, worth about $30,000, for his leadership potential and commitment to public service. With sufficient credits to receive his bachelor’s degree this spring, he plans to pursue a master’s degree in public policy this fall.

Summer 2008

Cartoon Flaps

Cartoon Flaps

Muzzle award faults student editors

A cartoon that caused an uproar after its publication in the student newspaper last year was at the center of another wave of controversy this spring.

Summer 2008

A Sound for All Seasons

A Sound for All Seasons

Cavalier Band builds tradition from ground up

Student leadership, always at the heart of UVA's band, is helping guide the group to a new level.

Summer 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

Pinning Down Prospects

Pinning Down Prospects

Garland goes to the mat for top recruits

Steve Garland (Col ’00) is a born salesman—that rare kind of coach who, through sheer force of personality, can persuade you to buy his pitch.

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Winter 2007

You Are What You Wear

You Are What You Wear

T-shirts and messages

Your abiding passion? Your sense of humor? Your favorite candy? They often wind up on T-shirts. Here’s a glimpse of what’s on the minds&mdash...

Winter 2007

A Musical First

A Musical First

An original path to a Ph.D.

Mary Simonson spent her childhood years in New Jersey doing normal kids’ stuff—taking piano lessons, competing in gymnastics and studying dance. Injuries and other interests led...

Winter 2007

No Laughing Matter

No Laughing Matter

Cavalier Daily cartoon leads to firing

A cartoon in the Cavalier Daily this fall led to protests, a sit-in, an apology and, ultimately, the forced resignation of the cartoonist.

Grant Woolard, a fourth-year...

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

Many Faces, One Body

Many Faces, One Body

Class of 2011 most diverse on record

Even before setting foot on Grounds this fall, the Class of 2011 made history. More than 33 percent of the 3,248 first-year students entering the University identified themselves as either minorities or...

Winter 2007

Summer in C’ville

Summer in C’ville

Why some students stick around

Shortly after final exams in late May, traffic thins, the pace slows and a lazy calm settles over Charlottesville. Weary students have ventured home for the prospect of summer...

Fall 2007

The Producers

The Producers

The young man sitting behind the large, glossy desk—hair disheveled, tie askew, khaki sport coat mildly rumpled—doesn’t look like your typical news anchor....

Summer 2007

Bald is Beautiful

Bald is Beautiful

Students shorn for a good cause

St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally observed by the wearing of the green. But St. Baldrick’s Day, celebrated at the University of Virginia on March 23, requires...

Summer 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

Research Party

Research Party

More students are pursuing knowledge outside the lecture hall

Perhaps it represents a revival of intellectual curiosity, or, more cynically, a fine way to burnish one’s grad-school credentials. Whatever the motivation, increasing numbers of UVA undergraduates...

Spring 2007

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Highlights

Celebrating University Hall

Celebrating University Hall

U-Hall was home to UVA basketball for 41 years. Celebrate some of the sports victories and other highlights in this retrospective.

The Exit Interview

The Exit Interview

Teresa A. Sullivan talks with us about her presidency with characteristic grit and grace.

Looking back on tragedy

Looking back on tragedy

Mike Leinbach (Arch ’76, Engr ’81) led the extraordinary effort to piece together the space shuttle Columbia just days after he gave the go-ahead at its launch.

Measured in Degrees

Measured in Degrees

UVA will confer another several thousand diplomas this spring. We’ve broken down past years’ academic degrees by disciplines. Take a look, and maybe a few clicks, at our interactive charts to explore the two-decade trends in subject-matter popularity.