Alumni Forum

Year book

Submitted on Jun 20, 2016 by Amy Steiner (Friend)

My father graduated from UVA school of law but not sure of the dates, in the 40s I am sure. He died when I was 9 and just trying to find more information on him while at school. Is the a place for looking up alumni or any year books I can search? His name…more >

Accusations of Coital Rapes at Fraternities since the Rolling Stone Article

Submitted on Apr 25, 2016 by Frank Forman (Col ’66, Grad ’68)

Have there been any? I spoke on the matter on March 4 last year, suggesting that the leaders of fraternities throughout the United States (and likely throughout the rest of the Anglosphere and Europe) would have within days, if not hours, after the Rolling Stone article came out, laid down the law and ordered that…more >

Trying to find an old hangout

Submitted on Feb 29, 2016 by Mark G. Pond (Com ’72)

I used to spend time in the Cave, somewhere in the basement more or less of Cabell Hall. It’s been decades since I have visited the Grounds. With luck I will be there this spring and would like to see if the Cave is still there and if so grab a cup of coffee. First,…more >

Eclipse coming to the USA in 2017

Submitted on Jun 30, 2015 by Chap Percival (Educ ’88)

I am an astronomy educator who has traveled to 4 continents to see 5 total solar eclipses. There is one coming to the USA, the first in the 48 states since 1979. I have written a book, Go See The Eclipse And Take A Kid With You, to inform people about the eclipse and let…more >

Rolling Stone editors

Submitted on Apr 7, 2015 by Michael Grow (Com ’66)

Rolling Stone not firing editors responsible for rape article? Can’t we begin a grass roots groundswell of indignation demanding they be fired for gross incompetence and lack of professionalism for damaging so many reputations and setting back the cause of women’s safety on campuses? C’mon man!

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  1. Our own University president violated the law following the Rolling Stone outrage on said:
    By shutting down the fraternity system and imposing additional restrictions without any finding of guilt by a court of law, she violated the students First and Fourteenth Amendment Rights. She is a disaster. We need a president with legal training to stop making decisions that seem well intentioned but pander to the cause...more >

How about truth in advertising?

Submitted on Apr 7, 2015 by Bart Snell (Com ’74)

I just received another information email from the University President, or the PR firm using that address. A new term was invented, “Affordable Excellence.” A few important facts were excluded from the rather distorted email that now is delivered under the email address of the University President. Is she being held hostage?

If…more >

It’s time

Submitted on Mar 26, 2015 by Mike Walters (Col ’69)

One shudders to catch the phrase “University of Virginia” coming from a national news broadcast these days. Apart from sports, I have heard three stories in such broadcasts recently: one a murder, one an alleged rape and the latest one an unfortunate beating. Only one of them had anything to do with the university: the…more >

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  1. Belinda M. Barham on said:
    Mr. Walters, With all due respect to your stated opinion, all of the stories involve UVA as they each include either living or dead student(s). President Sullivan is privy to large amounts of data for which others do not have access. Your description of a "grotesque" overreaction to horrific stories/events/crimes (not circumstances) is more...more >

Ethics and Humanity

Submitted on Mar 24, 2015 by Belinda M. Barham (Col ’84)

Do you believe that every individual has the right to voice their own truth without fear of ridicule, malice or hatred — even when they disagree with your truth? Example: Can we, as human beings, establish a safe forum of tolerance and respect to freely utter a response to a horrific photo or story? If…more >

Comments (6):

  1. Randolph Rains on said:
    We don't need ABC police. Do they make you feel safer?
  2. Belinda M. Barham on said:
    Do we need alcohol at universities and colleges? Does alcohol edify us or add positive value to the purpose of such institutions? What does alcohol make us feel? Nothing (numb), smarter, braver, cooler, like we fit in with the pack?

Chief Longo

Submitted on Mar 23, 2015 by Jim Sherlock (Col ’66)

Just watched the press conference in which Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo showed how an incident can be handled professionally and thoroughly as he shared his assessment of the facts surrounding the slanderous Rolling Stone article. He did not say that the University made his job harder and unwittingly enabled the slander by not sending…more >

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  1. Mark - College 96, Law 99 on said:
    I saw the report as well. It seems that Ms. Sullivan owes an apology to every student and alum who is a member or was a member of a fraternity. It also seems to me the additional restriction she imposed should be lifted. If she fails to do these things, it seems...more >
  2. Mike Fitzpatrick (Engr '72) on said:
    While I can certainly see where the request for an outside investigation could be viewed as a put down to the local police, there is the possibility of other motives. I have not lived in C'ville since attending UVa, so I don't claim to be an expert regarding the current local political and racial "climate". Perhaps...more >