I don’t know of any other way to say it: statues that honor slaveowners should not be on University of Virginia property.
Thomas Jefferson’s statue should be taken down and if someone wants to put it on their private property, that would be fine.
Put a statue of Edgar Allen Poe there. Or one of Ralph Sampson.…more >
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 >
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 >
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
What has happened to the Honor Code at UVA? My father, wife, sister and I are all graduates of the University. During our time any student found drunk and belligerent in public while confronting a police officer after being denied service at a bar would have immediately been dismissed from the University. He surely would…more >