Jefferson’s University of Virginia was to be a modern, secular, science-centered university taught by scholars of distinction, with the students expected largely to govern themselves.
Take a look back at how the University has celebrated big anniversary milestones.
Encyclopedia Virginia managing editor Brendan Wolfe has turned a Virginia Magazine feature into a book.
Finding the University’s first president took 80 years—give-or-take, heeding Jefferson, or not.
UVA’s first president introduced the modern era, but some of Edwin Alderman’s progressive notions were anything but.
As the Board of Visitors searches for the University’s ninth president, take a look back at the first eight—the challenges they faced and their lasting imprints.
No UVA team before or since has had consecutive undefeated seasons. Boxing went four years without a loss. Then it went away.
A look at the quiet effectiveness of Paul Saunier, an administrator who helped desegregate UVA.
Coy Barefoot (Grad '97) recounts how the University had to overcome determined opposition to come into existence.
Writer Ray Passacantando (Col ’57) looks back on the “total bust” of a weekend in 1953 that centered around the racial divide on Grounds.
A new exhibit, located in the main gallery of UVA’s Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, marks the 60th anniversary of William Faulkner’s arrival on Grounds.
Readers share their thoughts on past issues.
Jefferson’s Anatomical Theatre gave way to grave robbers, the student Cadaver Society and, eventually, the wrecking ball.
The Magazine kicks off its series of retrospective pieces commemorating the UVA Bicentennial with a look back at Jefferson's dreams for his University’s future.
Several UVA alumni were instrumental in the establishment of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Hear their stories.