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University of Virginia (UVA)


Self Description

January 2002: "The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University sustains the ideal of developing, through education, leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation. The University is public, while nourished by the strong support of its alumni. It is also selective; the students who come here have been chosen because they show the exceptional promise Jefferson envisioned." http://www.virginia.edu/Facts/

Third-Party Descriptions

November 2014: 'The University of Virginia is one of the 86 schools now under federal investigation, but it has more reason to worry than most of its peers. Because, unlike most schools under scrutiny, where complaints are at issue, UVA is one of only 12 schools under a sweeping investigation known as "compliance review": a proactive probe launched by the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights itself, triggered by concerns about deep-rooted issues. "They are targeted efforts to go after very serious concerns," says Office of Civil Rights assistant secretary Catherine Lhamon. "We don't open compliance reviews unless we have something that we think merits it."'

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/a-rape-on-campus-20141119

May 2010: "RICHMOND -- Academics from across the country are rallying against a subpoena issued by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II seeking documents related to the work of a former University of Virginia climate scientist, even as the university says it is preparing to comply with Cuccinelli's request."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/08/AR2010050802020.html

September 2006: For instance, in 2005 at the University of Virginia, an employee-critic of the administration’s various policies was fired after using her university e-mail, computer, and official electronic signature to send and sign a private message critical of university policies. One person who received the e-mail and thinking it was official university business then forwarded it by means of a listserv. The message went to the entire faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences. The university maintains that the original sender of the message was fired not because of her politics, but because of the misrepresentations in her e-mailed message, misrepresentations that she refused to rectify.

http://www.insidehighered.com/workplace/2006/09/21/klosko

April 2007: Bank of America, which won the University of Virginia’s student loan business, said in its 2002 proposal that certain possible incentives had “the potential to violate” federal law. The bank, which said such a discussion was normal in the bidding process, suggested that it discuss the issues with university officials “during the oral presentation phase of the process.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/15/education/15direct.html

November 2004: A former student is suing Ohio State University for $6 million, alleging that she was raped by a fellow student who had allegedly sexually assaulted another woman two weeks earlier. By failing to adhere to its own policy to temporarily oust students accused of such crimes until after a hearing, Ohio State, the suit alleges, put the health and safety of its students at risk.

http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2004/11/11/coverHowUvaTurnsItsBackOnR.html

Relationships

RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Center for Politics Organization Oct 7, 2008
Student/Trainee (past or present) Community Rights Counsel (CRC) Organization Sep 22, 2004
Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Miller Center of Public Affairs Organization Oct 7, 2004
Representative of (past or present) Pres. John Adams Person Apr 1, 2008
Student/Trainee (past or present) Sen. George Allen Person Feb 15, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) Sen. Evan Bayh Esq. Person Jan 16, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) Prof. David S. Birdsell Ph.D. Person Jun 7, 2011
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Andrew K. Block Jr., Esq. Person Jul 30, 2013
Organization Executive (past or present) Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Chancellor Gene D. Block Ph.D. Person Mar 6, 2015
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Louis "Lew" A. Bloomfield Person
Student/Trainee (past or present) Sen. Christopher "Kit" S. Bond Esq. Person Mar 21, 2007
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Julian Bond Person Apr 28, 2004
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Student/Trainee (past or present) Prof. Richard J. Bonnie Esq. Person Feb 5, 2006
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Kathryn Webb Bradley Esq. Person May 9, 2012
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Dr. Howard Brody Person Feb 27, 2008
Student/Trainee (past or present) Prof. Michael Bérubé Person May 5, 2004
Student/Trainee (past or present) Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Organization Executive (past or present) John T. Casteen III Person Jun 7, 2007
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. George M. Cohen Esq. Person
Student/Trainee (past or present) Prof. Alberto R. Coll Person Jul 12, 2005
Student/Trainee (past or present) Sen. John Cornyn Person May 17, 2006
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Robert T. Danforth Esq. Person May 5, 2007
Student/Trainee (past or present) Rep. Thomas "Tom" M. Davis III Person Jan 5, 2006
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Thomas S. Dee Ph.D. Person Jul 15, 2010
Student/Trainee (past or present) Prof. Vicki Divoll Esq. Person May 14, 2010
Student/Trainee (past or present) Thomas "Tom" E. Donilon Esq. Person Jun 17, 2011
Student/Trainee (past or present) Prof. Charles Elson Person May 12, 2004
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Robert E. Emery Ph.D. Person Jun 17, 2010
Student/Trainee (past or present) Fred F. Fielding Esq. Person Dec 25, 2008
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Doug Ford Esq. Person May 28, 2010
Organization Executive (past or present) Prof. R. Edward Freeman Person Mar 27, 2005
Student/Trainee (past or present) Dr. Thomas A. Gardner Person Jan 18, 2008
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Brandon L. Garrett Esq. Person May 19, 2009
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Paul Gaston Person Mar 14, 2005
Student/Trainee (past or present) Gov. James S. Gilmore III Person Aug 17, 2013
Student/Trainee (past or present) Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr. Person Feb 8, 2006
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Thomas L. Hafemeister Esq. Person Jun 25, 2009
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Jonathan Haidt Ph.D. Person May 17, 2011
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Gerald K. Haines Person Dec 30, 2005
Student/Trainee (past or present) Kip Hawley Esq. Person Sep 26, 2006
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Fred Hitz Person Oct 22, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) Philip K. Howard Esq. Person Apr 4, 2007
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Dr. Janine C. Jagger M.P.H., Ph.D. Person Jul 5, 2007
Student/Trainee (past or present) Douglas T. Kendall Esq. Person May 19, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) Sen. Edward "Ted" Moore Kennedy Person
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. George Klosko Person
Student/Trainee (past or present) Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Margaret Gutman Klosko Person Jun 7, 2007
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Loren Lomasky Person Aug 12, 2006
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Student/Trainee (past or present) Paul A. Lombardo Person Oct 5, 2009
Student/Trainee (past or present) Neil H. MacBride Esq. Person Aug 6, 2011
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Michael E. Mann Ph.D. Person May 9, 2010
Student/Trainee (past or present) Kate Martin Person Feb 26, 2006
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Eben Moglen Esq. Person Jan 21, 2006
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Jonathan D. Moreno Ph.D. Person Aug 6, 2007
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Brian Nosek Person Oct 10, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) Rev. Raymond C. O'Brien Esq. Person Oct 20, 2006
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Pres. Robert M. O'Neil LL.B,A.M. Person
Student/Trainee (past or present) Prof. Richard Petty Ph.D. Person Sep 10, 2007
Student/Trainee (past or present) Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Trevor Potter Esq. Person Oct 20, 2006
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Lindsay G. Robertson Esq. Person Mar 20, 2006
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Josipa Roksa Ph.D. Person May 23, 2011
Student/Trainee (past or present) Prof. Thomas "Tom" Ross Esq. Person Apr 4, 2010
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Abdulaziz Sachedina Person Aug 21, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) Gov. Mark Sanford MBA Person Jul 5, 2007
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Justice Antonin Gregory Scalia Person Dec 21, 2005
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Sandra Wood Scarr Person Sep 24, 2007
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Roy A. Schotland Person Sep 15, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) Liz Seccuro Person Nov 22, 2014
Student/Trainee (past or present) Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) John W. Snow Person Jun 28, 2006
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. James R. Sofka Person May 13, 2005
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Herbert Stein Ph.D. Person Sep 4, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) Ms. Franklin H. Stone Esq. Person Apr 4, 2007
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Robert "Bob" Strong Ph.D. Person Jul 31, 2013
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Pres. Teresa A. Sullivan Ph.D. Person May 30, 2014
Student/Trainee (past or present) Prof. Michael "Mike" R. Taylor Esq. Person Aug 12, 2007
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Dr. Andy Thomson Person Oct 25, 2009
Student/Trainee (past or present) Prof. Carl W. Tobias Esq. Person Dec 1, 2005
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Student/Trainee (past or present) Commissioner Michael E. Toner Esq. Person Jan 23, 2007
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Eric Turkheimer Esq. Person Sep 24, 2007
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Dr. James Turner M.D. Person Sep 10, 2008
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Robert F. Turner Person
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Siva Vaidhyanathan Person Jul 23, 2008
Student/Trainee (past or present) Senator John W. Warner Person Feb 15, 2006
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Patricia H. Werhane Person Jul 1, 2005
Student/Trainee (past or present) Heather White Esq. Person Jan 26, 2012
Student/Trainee (past or present) Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Esq. Person Dec 9, 2007
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Patricia L. Wiberg Ph.D. Person May 9, 2010
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) W. "Brad" Bradford Wilcox Person Jun 19, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) John P. Wilkin Person Jun 8, 2011
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Timothy Wu Esq. Person Jan 27, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) Prof. Robert "Bob" Zelnick Esq. Person Sep 23, 2004

Articles and Resources

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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at:
Nov 19, 2014 A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA

QUOTE: UVA's emphasis on honor is so pronounced that since 1998, 183 people have been expelled for honor-code violations such as cheating on exams. And yet paradoxically, not a single student at UVA has ever been expelled for sexual assault. "Think about it," says Susan Russell, whose UVA daughter's sexual-assault report helped trigger a previous federal investigation. "In what world do you get kicked out for cheating, but if you rape someone, you can stay?"

Rolling Stone
May 28, 2014 Chilling Effect: How the attacks on a University of Virginia law professor are bad for academia, and all of us.

QUOTE: The effort to intimidate or—more charitably—“educate” professor Laycock is misdirected toward an academic career that has been protective of gay rights and gay marriage and only, in the two instances cited, collides with them through a larger vision of religious liberty. The groups who don’t like that anti-LGBT movements get intellectual cover from Laycock’s legal arguments are free to say so, loudly, passionately, and publicly. But using a FOIA request to try to get dirt on him, to imply that he is doing something unsavory with those groups, is simply a smear tactic...

Slate
Jun 06, 2010 Colleges offer grants, work-study to reduce students' debt

QUOTE: More than 50 colleges -- including elite private schools and flagship state universities in Virginia and Maryland -- have eliminated or capped loans in their financial aid portfolios for some or all students, promising enough aid in grants and work-study to cover most of the gap between what they charge and what each student can afford to pay. At a handful of private universities with sizable endowments, including Princeton, Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania, the goal is quite literally to eliminate loan debt for most graduating seniors.

Washington Post
May 09, 2010 U-Va. urged to fight subpoena of climate scientist's documents

QUOTE: Academics from across the country are rallying against a subpoena issued by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II seeking documents related to the work of a former University of Virginia climate scientist, even as the university says it is preparing to comply with Cuccinelli's request.

Washington Post
Nov 17, 2008 College Leaders' Salaries Climb: Raises Outpace Rise in Inflation

QUOTE: Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, which has been investigating college costs..."In these hard economic times, apparently belt-tightening is for families and students, not university presidents."

Washington Post
Mar 14, 2008 The University of Uncertainty: Va. Children of Illegal Immigrants Lack In-State Status

QUOTE: "Let's take care of our own people," said Brad Botwin, who...testified recently at a hearing on a Maryland bill that would extend in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants who meet certain residency and tax requirements. It's more competitive than ever to get into state colleges, he said, and more expensive. "Why would you give priority to someone who should rightly be arrested and deported?" But students have the right to a public education through 12th grade in this country, advocates argue.

Washington Post
Sep 28, 2007 The New Affirmative Action

QUOTE: But in the early 1990s, the elite campuses began to pull back from their aggressive affirmative-action policies, and in 1996, California voters passed the California Civil Rights Initiative, also known as Proposition 209. After that, race could no longer be a factor in government hiring or public-university admissions. The number of black students at both Berkeley and U.C.L.A. plummeted, and at U.C.L.A. the declines continued throughout the next decade.

New York Times
Jun 20, 2007 Are B-Schools Hiding the Cheaters?: Want to know where business students are cheating? Many schools have honor codes, but it's not easy to find out when they're broken

QUOTE: With the controversy surrounding the cheating scandal at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, a prospective business school student might be inclined to take a closer look at just how often cheating occurs at some top B-schools. But if you're of that mind, be prepared to encounter some roadblocks along the way.

BusinessWeek
Apr 17, 2007 Adult Education: Are You Getting What You Pay For?

QUOTE: Many schools are pushing certificate programs, groups of related courses packaged together — but quality can vary widely. We spoke with academic experts to find out how you can tell the A-list programs from the duds.

Smart Money
Apr 15, 2007 Lenders Sought Edge Against U.S. In Student Loans

QUOTE: The companies have offered money to universities to pull out of the federal direct loan program, which was championed by the Clinton administration. They went to court to keep the direct program from becoming more competitive. And they benefited from oversight so lax that the Education Department’s assistant inspector general in 2003 called for tightened regulation of lender dealings with universities.

New York Times
Sep 21, 2006 Protect Your Privacy

QUOTE: When you send a personal e-mail message on your university computer through the university’s server, do you feel secure in your privacy, or do you instead imagine Big Brother reading it?...Whether they are watching you or not, colleges do have fairly well defined policies in regard to appropriate use of e-mail. These policies give the institutions room to maneuver and employees enough room to hang themselves.

Inside Higher Ed
May 04, 2006 Professors want their classes 'unwired'

QUOTE: A growing number of professors now want computers - not just the Internet - out of class... Supporters of computers in the classroom emphasize useful ways that computers can be used in class, such as a program that lets professors ask questions of students and receive responses electronically to see how well they understand a lecture.

Christian Science Monitor
Apr 17, 2006 Arrests Don't End Wage Protests: U-Va. Students Continue Rallies

QUOTE: The arrests Saturday evening of 17 University of Virginia students who had occupied a campus building for four days to protest the wages paid to university employees did nothing to deter a crowd of demonstrators yesterday, as students continued to call for higher pay.

Washington Post
Apr 07, 2006 Colleges, Awash in Applications, Turning Away Even Top Students

QUOTE: Selective schools in the region and the country are reporting more rejections than ever..."We were kind of struck by the fact that we were wait-listing and denying students that last year or two years ago we would have been happy to admit," said John Latting, director of undergraduate admissions.

Washington Post
Mar 24, 2006 College Board Acknowledges More SAT Scoring Errors

QUOTE: an additional 27,000 SAT tests from the October exam had not been rescanned for errors.The announcement was the third admission in two weeks by the testing organization of potential errors and underreported scores.

Washington Post
Nov 11, 2004 How UVA turns its back on rape

QUOTE: One of the most bitter ironies for UVA rape victims is that the school seems to reserve its harshest penalties not for sexual predators, but for students who violate the Honor Code, an antebellum proscription against lying, cheating, and stealing.

Hook
Aug 26, 2004 Varsity Athletes Get Class Credit: Some Colleges Give Grades for Playing

QUOTE: ...nearly three dozen universities award academic credit for participation on intercollegiate sports teams....The play-for-grades classes illustrate the challenge of reconciling academic missions with big-time athletics at universities.

Washington Post
May 08, 2003 You gotta be crazy! Cheating students plead insanity

QUOTE: Ten University of Virginia students avoid suspension for plagiarism by pleading insanity.

Hook
Mar 30, 2003 Attack on Colleges' Aid to Minorities Widens

QUOTE: The Center for Equal Opportunity and the American Civil Rights Institute, two groups that oppose affirmative action, have threatened to file federal complaints against about 30 universities, contending that their reliance on race to determine eligibility for certain awards and academic enrichment programs violates civil rights law.

New York Times
May 27, 2001 Is Honor Up for Grabs? Education Isn't About Surveillance

QUOTE: The emphasis was on the ineffectiveness of U-Va.'s anachronistic "code," rather than the knottier moral question of its students' "honor."

Washington Post

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