We asked alumni about the notable fashions from their days on Grounds. Here’s what they said.
To cool student unrest in 1970, the Alumni Association did a very uncool thing. People stayed hot about it for years.
How UVA’s first Black students, excluded elsewhere, found a community of their own off Grounds.
When we asked alumni about their favorite college-year bands, the answers ran the gamut. Here’s a selection.
For 30 years, UVA’s scrambling Pep Band managed to stay one punchline ahead of the authorities.
Amid the fervor of the Great War, UVA rid itself of a journalism school, and the pacifist it rode in on.
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.
How one woman became the ACC’s first female varsity athlete—on the men’s tennis team.
Our timeline follows women’s 200-year journey for influence, an education and equality at UVA.
Women talk about what it was like in those early years of coeducation.
Before granting women full admission to the College, UVA needed a little persuading—in the form of a federal lawsuit.
Students treasured the writer’s time on Grounds—and so did he.
Before women came for college, they came for careers, often in support roles.
Across six decades, alumni recall the exact moment history intersected with their time on Grounds.
The story behind the mediocre band that prepped the stars of Pavement and Silver Jews for success.
In the race for the A-bomb, Jesse Beams, UVA’s resident centrifuge expert, may have promised more than he could deliver.
A UVA landmark comes back to life following a rich history and a $14M renovation
The bus stop on McCormick Road served as a refuge for black students in decades past.
Decades of musings and drawings adorn Alderman carrels. How UVA is making sure some of it survives.
A short list of famous people who have stepped foot on Grounds at UVA.
The unique space on Grounds wasn’t always so beloved.
Fredson Bowers discovered the original sequence of poems to reveal a more vulnerable side to America’s poet.
The hidden nurses who helped integrate UVA Hospital received certificates when they graduated in the 1950s, but weren’t recognized as alumni until recently.
The building might be gone, but University Hall housed decades of memories that linger.
Recent political scandals prompted Corks & Curls to look for a new name. They also had us looking through our own back issues.