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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 >

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 >

Discussions on Quoting Jefferson

Submitted on Nov 18, 2016 by UVA Alumni Association

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 >

What Honor Code?

Submitted on Mar 20, 2015 by Eugene Horn (Engr ’63)

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 >