March 19, 2017 is the 100th anniversary of famed UVA aviator James McConnell’s death in combat. I’ve asked a friend who’s living in Paris to lay flowers on that date at McConnell’s bier in the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial. Is there anyone else who would like to participate? If so, please contact me for particulars. The…more >
A recent letter signed by nearly 500 faculty and students at the University of Virginia calling on President Teresa A. Sullivan to refrain from quoting Thomas Jefferson has received considerable attention in recent days. President Sullivan’s response to the letter recognizes the important contributions of Mr. Jefferson to the founding of our democracy…more >
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 >
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 >
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 >
I have four yearbooks from my brothers time at UVA (1958-1962) all in great condition. I really really don’t want to put them in the land fill. You pay shipping and there yours
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 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!
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?
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 >