Topic: History, Traditions & Grounds
Griddle Me This
For decades, it cheered our hearts, warmed our blood and hardened our arteries. The origin story and afterlife of the Grillswith. And also the recipe.
Exactly what he didn’t want. Exactly what UVA needed.
Finding the University’s first president took 80 years—give-or-take, heeding Jefferson, or not.
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.
June 29, 2017
The quiet spaces inside UVA’s 14 libraries take on new relevance in the digital age.
Politics, by Any Other Name
Coy Barefoot (Grad '97) recounts how the University had to overcome determined opposition to come into existence.
Jefferson Medalists Speak
This year’s Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medalists include a former U.S. Attorney General and a world-renowned entrepreneur.
Pigments of Your Imagination
Let our adult coloring book help you find your happy place. We have just the place in mind. A few of them, in fact.
At the University of Virginia, the postelection ignited a distinctly UVA form of protest: an outbreak of remarkably civil discourse about Thomas Jefferson.
An update on a running University tradition, stripped to its bare essentials.
Thomas Jefferson’s Prayer for the Future
The Magazine kicks off its series of retrospective pieces commemorating the UVA Bicentennial with a look back at Jefferson's dreams for his University’s future.
The Jefferson Curating Society
In the end, the need to preserve the artifacts of UVA’s oldest student group was beyond debate.
UVA student publications grapple with the same print vs. online issues that preoccupy the rest of the newspaper industry.
Take a look at costumes at UVA from 1907 to the present, with commentary from UVA drama professor Gweneth West.
October 17, 2016
Honor Undergoes a Full-Scale Review
The single sanction’s razor-thin survival of a student vote has prompted the Honor Committee to appoint a study commission, the first such comprehensive review of the University of Virginia Honor System since 2000.
Letters to the Editor
Many readers sent in feedback to the summer cover story “Modern Honor.” A selection of letter excerpts appear, along with a letter from the Editor on the Honor System piece.
From Time to Time
Take a look at how some of the most familiar spots have changed—or remained the same—over time.
July 14, 2016
In 2013, students voted in an “informed retraction” measure to the Honor System. This past spring, the single sanction barely survived a vote. Now what?
The Honors of Honor
Take a look back at how Final Exercises have been celebrated in the past century.
May 9, 2016
Tour of some of the mysterious, historic—and empty—properties owned by the University.
First Things First
From the first building on Grounds to the first known female member of the Seven Society, this is our list of some premiere moments in UVA history.
Charlottesville A to Z
A look beyond well-known favorites like Monticello and the Rotunda reveals some of the smaller, more unexpected things that make Charlottesville and the University so special.
More than a Museum
Through its various university and community programs, the Fralin Museum of Art curates a spirit of collaboration.
Breaking the Bubble
About 3,100 students volunteer through Madison House for at least one hour each week. See how they're making a difference in the Charlottesville community.