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Beta Bridge Daily

Submitted on Oct 2, 2017 by Elizabeth Spear (Col ’16)

Hi all,

My name is Elizabeth and I am a member of the Photography Club at UVa. We have launched a new project called Beta Bridge Daily after a realization that with every layer of paint, a story is lost. It is such a cemented tradition at UVa, continuously appearing in the list of “Things To…more >

Enhanced medical service

Submitted on Oct 2, 2017 by Lloyd Givan (Educ ’92)

I am interested in finding out what students who participate in ROTC, on Club Teams and Intramural Sports feel about the treatment options available to them should they suffer an injury in the sprain or strain category. Also, if that injury requires surgery and recovery do you feel like the services available to you are…more >

New Mobile Accessory on Kickstarter

Submitted on Oct 2, 2017 by Scott Bauer (Col ’08)

Hey Everyone – My name is Scott (College ’08) and just wanted to share a project I’ve been working on called OnYou. We’ve developed a magnetic smartphone accessory that improves upon those armbands you see people use at the gym to hold their phone/music player.

Our Kickstarter is live now at http://bit.ly/onyouwares where you can learn…more >

Removing History…An Affront to Everything Mr. Jefferson Held Dear

Submitted on Oct 2, 2017 by Richard Thomas Purkins (Col ’83)

I read with great consternation and sadness today that the University has agreed to cave to extremist groups and remove the Plaques commemorating those students and alumni who died serving Virginia during the Civil War. This is not only an affront to the light of truth that Mr. Jefferson spoke of…but also a sad statement…more >

Capitulating to student demands

Submitted on Oct 2, 2017 by Don Taylor (Col ’74)

An academic institution exists to impart and develop knowledge. It is run by those who have knowledge, and attended by those who seek it. It is funded by its historic investments and a bit by current tuition. Public academic institutions also receive state and local government funds. It is administered by folks who have some…more >

White supremacist rally

Submitted on Aug 17, 2017 by Andrea McKinney (Com ’75)

What has been the official response to the hate groups marching in Charlottesville? I understand that two of the march’s organizers are UVA graduates. I saw some statement from the rector on-line and a fairly pusillanimous statement from Sullivan. Is that all we get?

Comments (1):

  1. UVA Alumni Association on said:
    Hi Andrea, we've been compiling statements as they come out here: https://alumni.virginia.edu/charlottesville-violence-aug-11-12-2017/ You can also visit the UVA Today site (https://news.virginia.edu/) and the main UVA site (http://www.virginia.edu/) for additional information.

Peace Plan for the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea

Submitted on Jul 31, 2017 by Frank Forman (Col ’66, Grad ’68)

PEACE PLAN FOR THE PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF KOREA
by Frank Forman, BA (math) 1966, ABD and MA (economics) 1968, and Ph.D. George Mason 1985.
checker@panix.com
July 31, 2017

[This is dedicated to the memory of Otto Warmbier and to Tom Faulders, the retired director of the Alumni Association and founder of this great discussion list. To honor my…more >

Comments (1):

  1. Don Taylor on said:
    Audacious and outside-the-box! Just the sort of thing the current Prez might actually do. Have you passed it on to hi, yet?

Lynne Henderson

Submitted on Jul 11, 2017 by Larry O'Connell (Friend)

I am trying to locate / contact Lynn Henderson (maiden name) whom I last saw in 1961. If you know how I can reach her, please let me know or give her my email address. Thank you!

Comments (1):

  1. UVA Alumni Association on said:
    Hi Larry! We've looked but have been unable to find a record of Lynn(e) Henderson. If you have any more information (e.g. class year), we might be able to dig a little deeper. Otherwise, good luck in your search!

Will you help me start a New Orleans-style SnoBall Business?

Submitted on May 16, 2017 by Lauren Elens (Grad ’16)

My name is Lauren Elens, and I am a proud alumni of UVA’s Graduate School of Arts and Scieces (2016, Drama). This summer I am starting a shaved ice business in Richmond, Virginia.
Sara Lou’s New Orleans Style SnoBalls is a completely, self-contained mobile food cart that serves shaved ice desserts, prepared in the same fashion…more >

James McConnell Commemoration

Submitted on Feb 14, 2017 by Doug Tanner (Grad ’70)

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 >