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Back to School: Lessons After #Charlottesville

  Written by Deborah E. McDowell, Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences   I greet you at the beginning of a new semester, ecstatic to announce that this past June, after decades of petitioning, the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African […]

Dealing with the Aftermath

Written by John Schorling, Professor and Head of the Section of General Medicine in the Department of General, Geriatric, Palliative, and Hospital Medicine in the School of Medicine at UVA, in response to the alt-right demonstrations on August 11-12, 2017. The events of August 11 and 12 in Charlottesville continue to impact many individuals as […]

Tools of Displacement

Originally published in Slate Magazine, June 23, 2017. Written by University of Virginia College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Ph.D. candidates Sophie Abramowitz, Eva Latterner, and Gillet Rosenblith. Reposted with permission. Sophie Abramowitz specializes in 19th Century American, 20th Century American, African American, Cultural, and Sound Studies as a Ph.D. candidate in the […]

My Violent “Welcome” to Charlottesville

  Chinwe Oriji loves God, loves people, and hates oppression. She is a Woodson Fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia and a PhD candidate in African and African Diaspora Studies at UT-Austin. She is also the founder of a race and immigration platform at unispora.com and you can follow […]

Between the Right and a Hard Place: How JFK Pivoted to Righteousness

Written by Barbara Perry, White Burkett Miller Center Professor of Ethics and Institutions and Presidential Studies Director at UVA’s Miller Center. Follow her on Twitter @BarbaraPerryUVA.   We don’t typically think of John F. Kennedy and Donald J. Trump as leading comparable presidencies. Yet they both faced a right-wing faction of their party over the […]

In the Aftermath

The following letter was written by Deborah McDowell, Alice Griffin Professor of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and Director of the Carter G. Woodson Center, in response to the alt-right demonstration events that transpired in Charlottesville this past weekend. It was originally posted on the website of the Carter […]

In Response

The following letter was written by Dr. Marcus Martin, Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia, in response to the alt-right demonstration events that transpired in Charlottesville this past weekend. It was originally published on his website. For further information and resources, please […]

Musings on Free Speech in Higher Education

  Written by David T. Gies, Commonwealth Professor of Spanish, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Editor of DIECIOCHO; Corresponding Member of the Spanish Royal Academy   Last year, I announced my retirement from UVA, effective May 2018. Yes, I know that I am now merely a statistic, one of dozens of senior […]