Topic: History, Traditions & Grounds

Academical Village Charlottesville Grounds & the Physical Plant Honor Mr. Jefferson Past generations & bygone eras Student Self-Governance
Carr’s Hill reopens

Carr’s Hill reopens

A UVA landmark comes back to life following a rich history and a $14M renovation

Spring 2020

The Jefferson Progression

The Jefferson Progression

How historians keep changing their view of the founder

Historians write about a very different Thomas Jefferson now. Four new books show how different.

Winter 2019

Starry Night Under the Dome

Starry Night Under the Dome

Jefferson’s original vision of the Rotunda as a planetarium comes to life

The Rotunda as a planetarium? Three graduate students bring Jefferson’s original vision to life.

Winter 2019

Famous Feet on Grounds

Famous Feet on Grounds

Glimpses of a few whose presence has graced our space over the years

A short list of famous people who have stepped foot on Grounds at UVA.

October 28, 2019

Decoding Honor

Decoding Honor

What 99 years of data say about the Honor System

What 99 years of never-before compiled data reveal about the UVA Honor System.

Summer 2019

Beyond Blackface

Beyond Blackface

A look back reveals history of racism in University publications

Recent political scandals prompted Corks & Curls to look for a new name. They also had us looking through our own back issues.

Summer 2019

A New Corner for UVA

A New Corner for UVA

Ambitious plans to remake Emmet/Ivy area start with hotel, conference center

Ambitious plans to remake Emmet/Ivy area start with a hotel and conference center.

Summer 2019

Nevermore

Nevermore

The stolen treasures of Alderman Library

The purloined treasures of the library vault: an inside look at a suspected inside job.

Spring 2019

200 and Growing

200 and Growing

Celebrating the past two centuries. And the next.

Take an overhead look at UVA then and now, and explore the features of the Bicentennial issue.

Winter 2018

A Hat Tip to UVA

A Hat Tip to UVA

And just what is it about this place

Other schools’ alumni love their alma maters too. But it’s just not the same. Here’s why.

Winter 2018

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Highlights

Groovin’ on Grounds

Groovin’ on Grounds

When we asked alumni about their favorite college-year bands, the answers ran the gamut. Here’s a selection.

A legacy on the court

A legacy on the court

Forty years ago, UVA’s basketball team rose to No. 1 for the first time, paving the way for the top-ranking teams of recent years.

Making the most of a COVID situation

Making the most of a COVID situation

In a hard year, some UVA notables found comfort and escape in books, music, movies and the woods. Here are the good things that have helped them through.