Department: features

The George Welsh Way

The George Welsh Way

Hall-of-Fame coach turned UVA’s football program around—and then stayed

George Welsh remade UVA football and saw it through for 19 seasons.

Spring 2019

Nevermore

Nevermore

The stolen treasures of Alderman Library

The purloined treasures of the library vault: an inside look at a suspected inside job.

Spring 2019

Library Renewal

Library Renewal

Alderman plans a $160M next edition, with a new back cover

How the planned $160M renovation of Alderman stacks up.

Spring 2019

Go Home & Go Big

Go Home & Go Big

Behind the scenes at UVA Reunions

Go behind the scenes at Reunions Weekends.

Spring 2019

First-Gens First

First-Gens First

Students whose parents didn’t go to college become a higher priority

Why UVA is putting new focus on students whose parents never went to college.

Spring 2019

200 and Growing

200 and Growing

Celebrating the past two centuries. And the next.

Take an overhead look at UVA then and now, and explore the features of the Bicentennial issue.

Winter 2018

A Hat Tip to UVA

A Hat Tip to UVA

And just what is it about this place

Other schools’ alumni love their alma maters too. But it’s just not the same. Here’s why.

Winter 2018

Hero or Villain, Both and Neither

Hero or Villain, Both and Neither

Appraising Thomas Jefferson, 200 years later

A Pulitzer historian assesses what we are to make of UVA’s founder, 200 years hence.

Winter 2018

The Class of the Classroom

The Class of the Classroom

From the beginning, teaching has been part of UVA’s DNA. Here are some of your favorite professors through the years.

At a University that raises teaching to an art form, we applaud some of the virtuosos.

Winter 2018

What Lies Ahead for Higher Ed

What Lies Ahead for Higher Ed

UVA has distinct advantages as it enters its next century. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy.

UVA has clear advantages entering its next century. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy.

Winter 2018

On Common Grounds

On Common Grounds

An incomplete list of notable alumni who shared the University

The giants among us: A roundup of alumni who walked from the Lawn to prominence.

Winter 2018

Serpentine Timeline

Serpentine Timeline

Some of the twists and turns of UVA history

Study up on the twists and turns of UVA's history, from the laying of the cornerstone to the inauguration of the ninth president.

Winter 2018

One of Williams’ first acts was getting BOV approval to tear down University Hall.

The Carla Williams Playbook

Fix football and facilities, and the rest falls into place

To new Athletic Director Carla Williams, football isn’t the only thing. It’s everything.

Fall 2018

Translated version of “The Good Old Song,” as printed in the invitation

Pardon Our French

Paris 1919: A loose translation and the reunion to end all reunions

Founder’s Day, Paris 1919, the great party after the Great War, where they sang the “The Good Old Song” in what passed for French.

Fall 2018

The Exit Interview

The Exit Interview

Our conversation with Teresa A. Sullivan during her final semester as University president

Teresa A. Sullivan talks with us about her presidency with characteristic grit and grace.

Summer 2018

Intersecting Disciplines

Intersecting Disciplines

An innovative undergraduate curriculum completes its first year

Forget everything you know about required classes. The College rethinks curriculum.

Summer 2018

Bud Life

Bud Life

A look at springtime in the pavilion gardens

Along winding walkways and serpentine walls, our photo essay leads you down the gardens’ paths.

Summer 2018

Faces of Grounds

Faces of Grounds

A look at some of the staffers who make the University feel like a home

They have long tenure, but they don’t grade and they don’t judge. They make you feel at home.

Spring 2018

Antiwar Stories

Antiwar Stories

May Days, 1970: The week that would change UVA forever

May Days 1970: The week that would change UVA forever, through the eyes of those who were there.

Spring 2018

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Highlights

A Higher Law

A Higher Law

McIntire professor’s lessons extend beyond the classroom.

A World of Color

A World of Color

Student’s coloring book puts inspirational and everyday women on the same pages.