Topic: History, Traditions & Grounds

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How Lawnies Are Made

How Lawnies Are Made

It’s a lot harder than it used to be

Nabbing one of the 54 rooms on the Lawn is tougher than ever.

Fall 2017

Presidential History

Presidential History

A look back at those who led UVA

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

Politics, by Any Other Name

Politics, by Any Other Name

Why Jefferson chose “Central College” over center stage

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

Summer 2017

Jefferson Medalists Speak

Jefferson Medalists Speak

This year’s Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medalists include a former U.S. Attorney General and a world-renowned entrepreneur.

Summer 2017

Unquoting Jefferson

Unquoting Jefferson

A UVA petition against quoting Thomas Jefferson grabbed headlines. Here’s the story behind them.

At the University of Virginia, the postelection ignited a distinctly UVA form of protest: an outbreak of remarkably civil discourse about Thomas Jefferson.

Spring 2017

Streak Show

Streak Show

A tradition that’s still cool but often chilly

An update on a running University tradition, stripped to its bare essentials.

Spring 2017

Thomas Jefferson’s Prayer for the Future

Thomas Jefferson’s Prayer for the Future

A look back at his forward-looking mission for the University

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.

Spring 2017

The Jefferson Curating Society

The Jefferson Curating Society

At long last, the oldest student group on Grounds agrees to share a treasure trove of UVA history.

In the end, the need to preserve the artifacts of UVA’s oldest student group was beyond debate.

Winter 2016

Pulp Fact

Pulp Fact

You can still get your hands on a student newspaper

UVA student publications grapple with the same print vs. online issues that preoccupy the rest of the newspaper industry.

Winter 2016

Playing Dress-up

Playing Dress-up

100 years of costumes at UVA

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

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.

Fall 2016

Letters to the Editor

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.

Fall 2016

Modern Honor

Modern Honor

Honor’s single sanction barely survived a vote. Now what?

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?

Summer 2016

The Honors of Honor

The Honors of Honor

A look at Final Exercises past

Take a look back at how Final Exercises have been celebrated in the past century.

May 9, 2016

First Things First

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.

Fall 2015

Capital Replacement

Capital Replacement

A How-To Guide

Here’s how 16 intricately carved blocks of marble—each weighing more than three tons—were swapped out.

Spring 2015

Sexual Assault and UVA

Sexual Assault and UVA

An overview of how the University is responding to this issue.

This timeline tracks national and legal developments related to sexual assaults on college campuses, recaps UVA’s responses to the Rolling Stone article and highlights what’s specifically being done at the University to help ensure student safety—both in recent years and going forward.

Spring 2015

The Many Faces of Cavman

The Many Faces of Cavman

A look at how UVA’s mascot has changed over time

A look at how UVA’s mascot has changed over time

Spring 2015

A Civil Occupation

A Civil Occupation

One hundred and fifty years ago this spring, the Union army marched into Charlottesville. Somehow, UVA was spared from its torches.

One hundred and fifty years ago this spring, the Union army marched into Charlottesville. Somehow, UVA was spared from its torches.

Spring 2015

When Mem Rocked

When Mem Rocked

Members of last team to play in the iconic building recall those final years

Built in 1924 as a World War I memorial, Memorial Gym served as a multipurpose arena, hosting everything from wrestling matches to social dances.

Spring 2015

UVA's Leadership DNA

UVA’s Leadership DNA

In the spirit of springtime revival, says Teresa Sullivan, we are moving forward in the new semester with great optimism about what we can accomplish together.

Spring 2015

Changing the Greek System

Changing the Greek System

Student leaders discuss some of the issues facing Greek life on Grounds

A Q&A with students who were among those who created new safety policies for the Greek system at UVA.

Spring 2015

Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

The Commonwealth Clash; Quin Blanding's tackle record; Field Hockey beats a No. 1; "Why Football Matters"

Winter 2014

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