Tag Archives: University of Virginia


Prominent UVa Alumnus Criticized for Comments on Women at Campus Event

Paul Tudor Jones II, a prominent University of Virginia alumnus and billionaire hedge-fund manager, upset alumni and faculty members with comments he made at a campus event last month while discussing the disproportionate number of men who are financial traders, according to The Washington Post.

Mr. Jones was part of a panel of four investors convened to share their views on business and philanthropy. Several audience members submitted questions about the absence of women on the panel. During th…


UVa Board Rector Fires Back at Faculty Critics

Helen E. Dragas, rector of the University of Virginia’s governing board, responded on Tuesday to faculty leaders who had criticized her reported conduct after a newspaper article suggested lingering friction between her and the university’s president, Teresa A. Sullivan. The apparent tension surfaced last week after The Washington Post published the text of an e-mail message in which Ms. Sullivan protested a list of 65 performance goals, 22 of them new, that Ms. Dragas sent the president in Febr…


Photo of the Day: UVa Rector’s Opponents Take to the Skies

Ever since Virginia’s governor, Robert F. McDonnell, reappointed Helen E. Dragas to another four-year term as rector of the University of Virginia’s governing board last summer, her opponents have been gearing up in hopes of blocking that move in the state legislature. Lawmakers have until February 8 to confirm her reappointment.

Opponents are upset that Ms. Dragas orchestrated a failed and very public campaign to oust the university’s president. Months later, the sting hasn’t worn off: They…


Accreditor Warns U. of Virginia Over Failed Removal of President

The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools announced on Tuesday that it had placed the University of Virginia on warning status for one year over the failed ouster of its president, Teresa A. Sullivan, an incident that threw the Charlottesville campus into turmoil this past summer. The Daily Progress reports that the commission’s decision was announced at its annual meeting, in Dallas. Previously, the commission and the university had traded letters about th…


‘Washington Post’ Calls UVa President’s Ouster One of the ‘Worst Ideas of 2012′

There are still three months left in the year, but The Washington Post has already published a roundup of the 10 ideas in 2012 that led to the most “anger, embarrassment, and humiliation.” Included: Mitt Romney’s 47-percent remark, Apple’s maps fiasco, the NFL’s referee lockout, and the ouster of Teresa A. Sullivan as the University of Virginia’s president, which ranks fifth. The Post writes:

Machiavelli might have taught a few tricks to Helen Dragas, the University of Virginia rector who quietl…


U. of Virginia Alumni Group Will Push to Stop Rector’s Reappointment

A group of University of Virginia alumni said on Thursday that it would push state legislators to reject the reappointment of the rector, Helen E. Dragas, to the university’s Board of Visitors, The Daily Progress reported. Gov. Bob McDonnell reappointed Ms. Dragas to another four-year term on the board in June, after she played a central role in the controversial ouster and reinstatement of Teresa A. Sullivan, the university’s president. But the group, which calls itself UVa Alumni for Respons…


(Still) Unpacking What Happened at UVa

Months after the ouster and reinstatement of Teresa A. Sullivan, details continue to emerge about how and why the University of Virginia’s popular president was briefly pushed aside. Some new tidbits:


Former UVa Student Draws 23-Year Sentence for Murder of Fellow Student

A Virginia judge on Thursday sentenced George Huguely V, a former University of Virginia student who in February was convicted of second-degree murder in connection with the 2010 death of his onetime girlfriend and fellow student, to 23 years in prison, The Washington Post reports. The case, which captured national attention, highlighted alcohol abuse on college campuses and sparked debate about how college officials might intervene. Mr. Huguely’s lawyers had urged the judge to lower their cli…