Alumnus Daniel Jones (Col ’85) on the pieces that have most affected him during his 11 years as editor of the New York Times Modern Love column
I hope [my students] learned that the civil rights movement was a movement of ordinary people, many of them just like these young people who were sitting in my class. They should not believe that it was all magical figures like Martin Luther King. People like King helped immeasurably. But it wasn’t all Martin Luther Kings. It was mostly ordinary people who did this, and these students are ordinary people, and they can do the same thing. They can rise to these heights themselves.
Julian Bond speaking to Virginia Magazine in 2012. Professor Bond passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015.
UVA Baseball Coach Brian O'Connor at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha after the Cavaliers won the 2015 College World Series.
Each and every one of you has a vibrant, courageous soul and a depth of power, creativity and wisdom you are only just beginning to tap into. That is your light. It is the light within you, and you have to let it shine.
Actor and comedian Ed Helms, in his valedictory address to the class of 2015
Astronaut and alumnus Leland Melvin on his official NASA portrait with his dogs.
State climatologist and UVA environmental scientist Jerry Stenger, on what happens when temperatures in Virginia drop to record lows.
Ian Baucom, new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.
We have this system that we call STEM, to teach sciences and technologies. Now there are a lot of schools who are adding an “A” and calling it “STEAM.” “A” is for arts. I think it’s incredibly important because while math, science and technology are hugely important, if we leave behind a young person’s imagination or creativity, I think they won’t have as full a life.
Kevin Spacey, speaking as part of the President’s Speaker Series for the Arts at the John Paul Jones Arena on October 18, 2014.