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 and UVA while also reaffirming the University’s commitment to inclusion and free speech. Below are a number of media stories covering the matter in recent days.
Students, faculty ask UVa president not to quote Jefferson (Washington Post)
University of Virginia president refuses to scrub Thomas Jefferson from speech (Washington Examiner)
Opinion/Editorial: Don’t censor wisdom of Jefferson (Daily Progress)
Editorial – P.C. silliness at U.Va. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Jefferson is now banned at UVA??!! (The Roanoke Times)