Jim Ryan

Despite an abundance of resources, UVA has had difficulty attracting and retaining black students, faculty, and administrators. (Photo: Patrickneil CC)

An opportunity to lead: Will UVA follow through on its promises?

By Richard Dickerson I am a native of Charlottesville. I attended all-black Jefferson Elementary School, Johnson and McGuffey elementary schools, Buford Junior High, and Lane High School, class of 1973. Many things have changed since I left Charlottesville, shortly after graduation. The University of Virginia, however, remains omnipotent in terms of academics, economics, and public […]