2012: At UVa, a Presidency Restored

October 23, 2016

50 Years of Covers

In November 2016, The Chronicle of Higher Education will mark its 50th anniversary. To lead up to the occasion, we’ve chosen front pages featuring some of our reporting on key events in higher education and capturing the zeitgeist of the nation’s colleges and universities over the years.

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Teresa Sullivan’s forced resignation and subsequent reinstatement as president of the University of Virginia was a story that captured national attention for two turbulent weeks. The power struggle between Ms. Sullivan and the university’s governing board engrossed not only the Charlottesville campus but also academics, administrators, and trustees across the country. They recognized that the underlying tension involved how colleges — including historic public institutions like UVa — may have to change the way they do business.