I don’t aspire to be a university president, generally, but I am intensely interested in being the president of UVA.
Jim Ryan, UVA’s president-elect
The recent Charlottesville events bring these difficult questions to the fore, and existing law provides little guidance.
UVA Law professor Frederick Schauer on First Amendment protections
What I tell them from the get-go is that what I do is the opposite of magic, because the point of every demonstration is to convey understanding—to give away all the secrets.
Professor Louis Bloomfield on his popular physics class for non-science majors, How Things Work
We used to get 150 dozen doughnuts delivered every weekend, and by Sunday they would all be gone.
University Diner owner Lee Shiflett, as told to Coy Barefoot (Grad ’97), on the popularity of the Grillswith
It's very different from living in an off-Grounds apartment. You have to not just live for yourself. You have to actually think about others every day, because if you don't, they'll remind you.
Patricia Lampkin (Educ ’86), Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer, on the responsibility of living on the Lawn
The fact that the core of the University was a remarkably intact architectural masterpiece, one designed by a Founding Father, made the ahistoricism of modern buildings especially worrisome.
Philip Herrington (Grad ’07, ’12) on the complications of the modern design of the 1970s era law and business schools
Once [Paul Saunier] locked into a belief, he didn’t let go. His belief was that UVA was going to be a better place because of the results of the efforts to diversify our student body.
Ernest Ern, former University administrator on Saunier’s efforts to integrate UVA
[Streaking is] a tradition. We get that. But technically we remind them that it is still against the law, and that we want them to go put their clothes on and move on.
Officer Ben Rexrode of the University of Virginia Police Department
[Jefferson] was, like almost all humans, a complex person and very much of his own time and society. At the same time, he sometimes had a rare capacity to think beyond that time and society (while often falling short in promoting the changes that his insights demanded).
Professor Alan S. Taylor, history department
I plan to continue quoting Thomas Jefferson but will also defend the civil liberties [of those who disagree].
UVA President Teresa A. Sullivan