Department: Features

Making a Mountain into an O-Hill

Making a Mountain into an O-Hill

Behold, behind the Alderman Road dorms, the hidden world and fantastical history of Mount Jefferson

The wellspring for the founding, and where UVA split the atom, behold the fantastical history of Mount Jefferson.

Winter 2022

It’s Not Easy Being Dean

It’s Not Easy Being Dean

The role of dean of students has changed dramatically over the years. So have the personalities.

The role comes with a giant set of responsibilities. Here’s a look at some of UVA’s famous (and infamous) deans of the past.

Winter 2022

Honor Up Close

Honor Up Close

What we discovered when we undertook an honest look at the Honor System

Roger Martin made a convincing case not to cheat in his class. Or so you would have thought.

Summer/Fall 2022

That Good Old Stuff of Wahoowa

That Good Old Stuff of Wahoowa

The keepsakes that cheer our hearts, warm our blood and fill our closets

From surgical tools to old-school parking tags and concert passes, these quirky keepsakes represent UVA to nine alumni and their families.

Summer/Fall 2022

The Future, Ready or Not

The Future, Ready or Not

From tiny sensors to massive data, UVA visionaries ponder the coming technology and all that comes with it

We asked UVA’s resident futurists what’s next.

Spring 2022

Best of 2021

Best of 2021

In case you missed them: Here are some of Virginia Magazine’s most popular—and most talked about—stories of last year.

Here are some of Virginia Magazine’s most popular—and most talked-about—stories of last year. From the late Pep Band to our latest poll, from UVA’s first medalist to our newest Olympians, take a look, or even a second look.

December 9, 2021

Vox Alumni: Longitude and Attitudes

Vox Alumni: Longitude and Attitudes

We mapped alumni views of UVA across a 50-year span of class years. From Jefferson to Honor to left vs. right, the results are more complex and contoured than what you might expect.

Winter 2021

Admissions Interview

Admissions Interview

Our conversation with Stephen Farmer, UVA’s new head of all things enrollment

The head of enrollment talks about what UVA looks for in applicants, including when they’re children of alumni.

Winter 2021

’Hoos in Tokyo

’Hoos in Tokyo

Here’s a look at our most recent Olympians: current and former UVA athletes and coaches who competed in the delayed 2020 Olympic Games.

Fall 2021

The Cost of a Telegram

The Cost of a Telegram

Determined to cool student unrest in 1970, the Alumni Association did a very uncool thing

To cool student unrest in 1970, the Alumni Association did a very uncool thing. People stayed hot about it for years.

Summer 2021

Case Surge

Case Surge

As the COVID count swelled, so did the disciplinary docket

As the COVID count swelled this spring, so did the disciplinary docket for the University Judiciary Committee.

Summer 2021

The Underground Refuge

The Underground Refuge

Excluded elsewhere, UVA’s first Black students found community of their own 

How UVA’s first Black students, excluded elsewhere, found a community of their own off Grounds.

Summer 2021

Pep Banned

Pep Banned

The pep band’s 30 years of scrambling on the edge

For 30 years, UVA’s scrambling Pep Band managed to stay one punchline ahead of the authorities.

Spring 2021

Making the most of a COVID situation

Making the most of a COVID situation

How some UVA notables found comfort and escape in a hard year

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.

Spring 2021

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Highlights

It’s Not Easy Being Dean

It’s Not Easy Being Dean

The role comes with a giant set of responsibilities. Here’s a look at some of UVA’s famous (and infamous) deans of the past.

Hadley’s New Handle: Dean of Students

Hadley’s New Handle: Dean of Students

Student Affairs Vice President Robyn S. Hadley has merged the dean’s office with her own, giving her a new compound title and an expanded set of responsibilities.