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Legends on the Court

Legends on the Court

A look back at UVA basketball from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s

What does a basketball hero do after the college glory days? Catch up with a dozen UVA fan favorites.

March 28, 2019

First-Gens First

First-Gens First

Students whose parents didn’t go to college become a higher priority

Why UVA is putting new focus on students whose parents never went to college.

Spring 2019

A World of Color

A World of Color

Student’s coloring book puts inspirational and everyday women on the same pages

Student’s coloring book puts inspirational and everyday women on the same pages.

Spring 2019

Sports Stars

Sports Stars

Tennis star Danielle Collins (Col ’16) and Super Bowl-winner Chris Long (Col ’08) are making headlines

Spring 2019

The Carla Williams Playbook

The Carla Williams Playbook

Fix football and facilities, and the rest falls into place

To new Athletic Director Carla Williams, football isn’t the only thing. It’s everything.

Fall 2018

Engineering Entrepreneurship

Engineering Entrepreneurship

E-School helps ideas get to marketplace

New efforts at the School of Engineering encourage engineering students to approach problems from an entrepreneur's perspective.

Fall 2018

Authors of Their Own Destiny

Authors of Their Own Destiny

Admissions essays offer insights into UVA’s newest class—and how they got here

Let these personal insights bring to life a few of those who will call UVA “home” this fall.

August 2, 2018

Welcome, Class of 2022

Welcome, Class of 2022

Here’s a preliminary look at the incoming first-year class by the numbers

More than 3,800 first-years will join the Wahoo family this fall. Dig into some of the numbers that shape the Class of 2022.

Fall 2018

Infrequently Asked Questions

Infrequently Asked Questions

We’ve got answers, even if nobody was asking.

Even if you’re not physically strolling the Lawn, let this list of UVA fun facts bring you back, in multiple small ways, to life on Grounds.

July 16, 2018

Staking a Position

Staking a Position

In argument lab, students challenge themselves, each other

Professor Willis Jenkins (Grad ’06) takes a somewhat unorthodox approach in his "argument lab."

Summer 2018

Intersecting Disciplines

Intersecting Disciplines

An innovative undergraduate curriculum completes its first year

Forget everything you know about required classes. The College rethinks curriculum.

Summer 2018

Measured in Degrees

Measured in Degrees

Which majors are hotter than others, going back 20-plus years

UVA will confer another several thousand diplomas this spring. We’ve broken down past years’ academic degrees by disciplines. Take a look, and maybe a few clicks, at our interactive charts to explore the two-decade trends in subject-matter popularity.

April 16, 2018

A Day in the (Busy) Life

A Day in the (Busy) Life

For many UVA students, time constraints are a delicate balance. For student-athletes, it can be even more so.

Second-year basketball player Jocelyn Willoughby takes readers through a typical day full of school and sports.

Spring 2018

A Place to Remember

A Place to Remember

A new space between Clemons and Alderman libraries provides a place for students to reflect.

Spring 2018

Antiwar Stories

Antiwar Stories

May Days, 1970: The week that would change UVA forever

May Days 1970: The week that would change UVA forever, through the eyes of those who were there.

Spring 2018

Going Out on Top

Going Out on Top

A quick look at some of the class of 2018’s student leaders

Learn about UVA's Student Council president, the Honor Committee and University Judiciary Committee chairs, the editor-in-chief of the Cavalier Daily, and the co-chairs of the Housing & Residence Life program.

Winter 2017

Griddle Me This

Griddle Me This

Our scoop on the double-doughnut tradition that lives on—the Grillswith.

For decades, it cheered our hearts, warmed our blood and hardened our arteries. The origin story and afterlife of the Grillswith. And also the recipe.

Fall 2017

How Lawnies Are Made

How Lawnies Are Made

It’s a lot harder than it used to be

Nabbing one of the 54 rooms on the Lawn is tougher than ever.

Fall 2017

Welcome, Class of 2021

Welcome, Class of 2021

Here’s a look at the incoming class by the numbers

Nearly 90 percent of incoming first-years were in the top tenth of their graduating high school class. Check out the class by the numbers.

Fall 2017

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Legends on the Court

Legends on the Court

What does a basketball hero do after the college glory days? Catch up with a dozen UVA fan favorites.

Dislike

Dislike

Professor’s work paints alarming portrait of Facebook’s power