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

North of Eden

North of Eden

How North Grounds pays homage to Jefferson’s vision, but at a distance

Old vs. new, UVA past vs. UVA future: North Grounds gives a nod to Jeffersonian design, but at a distance.

Summer 2017

Next Chapter

Next Chapter

You might think the growth of online resources has made UVA’s 14 libraries less relevant to student life. Think again.

The quiet spaces inside UVA’s 14 libraries take on new relevance in the digital age.

Summer 2017

Lights Out

Lights Out

UVA dominated college boxing for years, and then the years caught up with it

No UVA team before or since has had consecutive undefeated seasons. Boxing went four years without a loss. Then it went away.

Summer 2017

Integrating from Behind the Scenes

Integrating from Behind the Scenes

The legacy of Paul Saunier, a deft hand in turbulent times

A look at the quiet effectiveness of Paul Saunier, an administrator who helped desegregate UVA.

Summer 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

Top of Her ‘Game’

Top of Her ‘Game’

Q&A with Janet Graham Borba (Col ’79), the HBO senior executive responsible for making television’s most ambitious fantasy a reality

Q&A with ‘Game of Thrones’ exec Janet Graham Borba (Col ’79).

Summer 2017

A Fund for the Future

A Fund for the Future

President Teresa Sullivan says Michael White (Col ’81) is an example of a generous alum who has remained “steadfast” in the effort to help keep the University diverse.

Summer 2017

Big Shoes

Big Shoes

First-year Virginia coaches Lars Tiffany and Aaron Smith are coaching different sports but are facing a similar challenge.

Summer 2017

Boland Bounces

Boland Bounces

Men’s tennis coach leaves for USTA

Virginia men’s tennis coach Brian Boland, one of the most successful coaches in the history of UVA athletics, is leaving.

Summer 2017

Such Great Heights

Such Great Heights

After winning a national championship, Dawn Staley ascends to Olympics again

Former UVA basketball star Dawn Staley (Col ’92) coached the University of South Carolina to the NCAA championship in April.

Summer 2017

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Highlights

On the front lines of COVID-19

On the front lines of COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has brought life to a standstill, but for UVA alumni in health care, it's been all hands on deck. Here's a look at how some of these nurses, doctors and scientists are responding to the historic fight.