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Civil rights legend Julian Bond was ahead of the pack in supporting gay marriage. 
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Julian Bond: Death of a civil rights icon

President Barack Obama called Julian Bond “a hero,” and many thought the man who was the telegenic face of the civil rights movement since he co-founded Students Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s would be America’s first black president. Bond, who was professor emeritus at UVA, died August 15 at age 75 following a short […]

Mark T. Bowles and Whittington W. Clement of Richmond, Tammy S. Murphy of Red Bank, New Jersey, Jeffrey C. Walker of New York City, and James V. Reyes of Washington, D.C., begin their terms on the Board of Visitors.
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New BOV members: What’s changed since Sullivan ouster?

Since University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan was fired—and reinstated—in 2012, there have been calls for change in both how the Board of Visitors is governed and who is on the board. With Governor Terry McAuliffe’s last round of five appointees, critics say there’s still too little diversity in who gets appointed. And one tradition—that […]