Last week, UVA announced it was the latest university to partner with Coursera, an online learning company started last fall by a pair of Stanford professors. The deal is being presented as a win-win: since no money is exchanging hands, it’s a way for UVA to expand its brand for free, administrators said. But the […]
On a recent sweltering July morning, Toan Nguyen and Fabian Kuttner stood in a vast basement in the IX complex on Second Street Southeast. As forklifts rumbled across the warehouse floor above them, they explained how the raw space could be a catalyst for change. Despite its relative affluence, Charlottesville has an income gap problem, […]
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has backed off its threat to yank hundreds of thousands of dollars in accumulated tax revenue from the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau, instead agreeing to spend the money on a marketing push to draw tourists to the area. The CACVB is funded by both county and city, […]
More than three years after it filed a $30 million lawsuit against the software company hired to design an electronic records system for its hospital, UVA heads to Charlottesville Circuit Court this week, and while the suit is expected to suck up an unusually large amount of the court’s time, it’s just the latest chapter […]
Leaf to the back of University of Georgia sociology professor Joseph Hermanowicz’s 2011 book The American Academic Profession: Transformation in Contemporary Higher Education, and you’ll find a familiar name. A few weeks ago, Teresa Sullivan’s contribution to the book, an essay on the institutional importance of university faculty that was written while she was still […]
The ever-quotable Thomas Jefferson had plenty to say during his lifetime about governance, transparency, and the future of the university he founded. No surprise, then, that his name and words have been invoked a number of times over the last three weeks by people on both sides of the debate on Grounds over Sullivan’s resignation. […]
After decades of controversy and an unexpected revival, the Route 29 bypass project hit a key milestone earlier this month with the Virginia Department of Transportation’s release of contractor Skanska-Branch’s detailed plans for the 6.2-mile route around the traffic-clogged arterial.
In the two weeks of turmoil that have followed the surprise announcement that UVA President Teresa Sullivan would step down in August, the University community has tried to understand why the Board of Visitors decided to force a popular president out of office just two years after appointing her.
The shell of what was to be the Landmark Hotel was sold at auction in a Charlottesville courtroom last week to a property developer from Atlanta who paid $6.25 million for local investor Halsey Minor’s failed project, and hopes to turn it into one of a string of boutique luxury hotels.
In a unanimous vote Tuesday afternoon, UVA’s Board of Visitors reinstated Teresa Sullivan as president of the University. The vote came more than two weeks after the surprise announcement of Sullivan’s resignation June 10, and just over a week after a divided Board voted to appoint an interim president, who then stepped aside as anger […]
UVA Faculty Senate Chair George Cohen has sent a message the University community calling for another show of support outside the Rotunda during tomorrow’s planned meeting of the Board of Visitors
Critics of the effort by UVA’s Board of Visitors to push out President Teresa Sullivan again rallied University faculty, alumni, students, staff on the Lawn Sunday afternoon in another show of support for a key demand: the reinstatement of the ousted president.
UVA interim president Carl Zeithaml is stepping aside, he announced in statement emailed to press this morning, saying "trust cannot be restored in our community until the President Sullivan’s status is clarified and ultimately resolved."
Zeithaml: If I’m going to do this job, I’ve got to have legitimacy
Three members of UVA’s Board of Visitors have called for an emergency meeting of the Board, set for Tuesday at 3pm, to "discuss possible changes in the terms of employment of the President." It’s evidence that Sullivan’s supporters on the 16-member Board—down a voting member after the resignation of Vice Rector Mark Kington earlier this […]
Outrage within the UVA community over the sudden and still poorly understood resignation of University President Teresa Sullivan is building to a head this week, and the Board of Visitors is bearing the brunt of the anger over the secret ouster.
After more than 11 hours behind closed doors, the University of Virginia Board of Visitors has elected Carl Zeithaml, head of UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce, interim president.
UVA Vice Rector Mark Kington has resigned from his position, according to a letter sent to Governor Robert McDonnell today
Sole member of UVA Board of Visitors to vote against Zeithaml issues statement
More than 2,000 UVA faculty, students, and alumni took to the Lawn this afternoon in a strong show of support for ousted President Teresa Sullivan, who met briefly with the Board of Visitors.
UVA has released a statement made by ousted president Teresa Sullivan to the Board of Visitors this afternoon, a seven-plus page document read aloud by Faculty Senate member and drama professor Gweneth West on the Rotunda steps as the Board carried on a closed-session meeting.
Sullivan’s complete remarks to the Board of Visitors during a closed session today
In a near-unanimous vote, the Faculty Senate of the University of Virginia on Sunday passed a resolution put forward late last week by its Executive Council that expressed strong support of ousted University President Teresa Sullivan and a lack of confidence in the Board of Visitors that apparently orchestrated her resignation.