Summer 2021

Summer 2021

Safe House: A place where UVA's Black students could feel at home; Telegramgate: The scandal that dogged the Alumni Association for years; Case Surge: As the COVID count swelled, so did the UJC's disciplinary docket

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Highlights

The Underground Refuge

The Underground Refuge

How UVA’s first Black students, excluded elsewhere, found a community of their own off Grounds.
The Cost of a Telegram

The Cost of a Telegram

To cool student unrest in 1970, the Alumni Association did a very uncool thing. People stayed hot about it for years.
Winning Pool

Winning Pool

Women’s swimming and diving joined the ranks of NCAA title winners just as men’s basketball ended its reign.
Case Surge

Case Surge

As the COVID count swelled this spring, so did the disciplinary docket for the University Judiciary Committee.
Starvation for wages

Starvation for wages

The decadeslong battle for a living wage reached a crescendo in 2012, when 26 students went on a hunger strike.

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Making the Shots

Making the Shots

Go behind the scenes with longtime UVA sports photographer Matt Riley, from a day of fun studio shoots to an exciting men’s basketball game at JPJ.

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The camera sees what we can’t

The camera sees what we can’t

Charlottesville photographer Andrew Shurtleff in late March made these dramatic photographs of Grounds under quarantine using infrared technology, which captures wavelengths of light outside the spectrum of what the human eye can see. The result is a high-contrast image with a nearly dreamlike look.

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For those of us non-preppies: painter’s pants! White cotton twill with a few extra loops—for paint brushes, I guess.

Nancy Borges Barnes (Col ’78) about must-have fashion items during her time on Grounds

Sally Du Bose - July 2021