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Day of Dialogue Reflection

Sep. 29, 2010 | WVTF Public Radio

Get Grounded

Sep. 27, 2010 | WVTF Public Radio

U.Va. Slaying Prompts Campus Safety Talks

Sep. 25, 2010 | Washington Post

Death of Cockeysville woman spurs 'Day of Dialogue' at UVa.

Sep. 24, 2010 | The Baltimore Sun

Virginia Students Reflect, Learn How to Confront Domestic Violence

Sep. 24, 2010 | USA Today

Day of Dialogue at UVa

Sep. 21, 2010 | WVTF Public Radio

U.Va. Honors Yeardley Love with Rotunda Draping, 'Day of Dialogue'

Sep. 17, 2010 | The Baltimore Sun

UVA President Welcomes Students with Message

Aug. 21, 2010 | NBC 29

Violence Seminar Hopes to Educate UVA Students

Aug. 20, 2010 | ABC 2

Dialogue Scheduled to Address UVa Campus Safety

Aug. 12, 2010 | CBS 19

'Get Grounded' Gains Following

Nov. 22, 2010 | Cavalier Daily
Representatives of the "Let's Get Grounded Campaign" presented an update of their group's progress to the Board of Visitors last week, announcing that the program, which seeks to reverse the "bystander effect," has trained 750 students. Read More.

Last Home Football Game Prompts Reminder to Make a Difference

Nov. 10, 2010 | UVA Today
The University of Virginia's football team hosts the University of Maryland on Saturday afternoon, and University students and officials are seeking to prevent the alcohol abuse often associated with the season's last home game. Read More.

Talking the Talk

Nov. 8, 2010 | Cavalier Daily
The University recently earned a "green light" rating from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. The University has come a long way since the controversy of Rosenberger v. University of Virginia (1995), during which the Supreme Court forced the University to fund religious groups. Now, the University has joined an elite group of 13 institutions that have earned the "green light" rating. Such a school, according to FIRE's website, does not have policies that seriously imperil free speech. Read More.

Program Turns Passive Bystanders into Active Interveners

Oct. 26, 2010 | UVA Today
Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help, but didn't know what to do, and ended up doing nothing? Read More.

Day of Dialogue: Next Step Toward a Caring Community

Sep. 28, 2010 | Teresa Sullivan, President
Last Friday's Day of Dialogue was an extraordinary day in the life of the University community - a day for us to begin a sustained effort to build a more caring, compassionate community. Read More.

Continuing the Dialogue

Sep. 27, 2010 | Cavalier Daily
The Day of Dialogue may have ended Friday, but the discussions about the issues at hand should not. The event, which came in the wake of Yeardley Love's murder last May, appears to have been successful in drawing attention to the University community's strengths, shortcomings and each of our individual responsibilities. The discussions appear to have been particularly fruitful in that faculty and staff members were not distinguished by title, allowing everyone's opinions to carry equal weight and better the flow of conversation. It also helped put participants at ease to discuss difficult subjects candidly. Read More.

University Engages in Day of Dialogue

Sep. 27, 2010 | Cavalier Daily
Members of the University community gathered Friday for the "Day of Dialogue," a series of talks, performances and discussions focusing on frank conversations about violence and bias. The event was a joint collaboration between the president's office, the office of the vice president for student affairs and a student group called Let's Get Grounded, which encourages taking action rather than becoming a bystander. Read More.

Day of Dialogue's Events Provide Time for Sharing, Healing and Moving Ahead

Sep. 26, 2010 | UVA Today
The University of Virginia took what President Teresa Sullivan called the "first step toward building a more caring community" through Friday's Day of Dialogue. Read More.

Talk the Talk

Sep. 23, 2010 | Cavalier Daily
President Teresa A. Sullivan has invited members of the University and its community to participate in the Day of Dialogue Sept. 24. As President Sullivan states in her mass e-mail, the event "is meant to be the genesis of a dialogue that continues throughout the semester and beyond. It is not intended to be a day for solutions but for questions that will keep us talking. Solutions will come later." This goal of Day of Dialogue is the correct approach on the path to solving problems of violence and bias in our community, but if not done carefully, it could actually hurt progress. We need to downplay the role of administrative policies in violence prevention and increase the role of what we as individuals can do to ensure our own safety. Read More.

Discussion Sections

Sep. 17, 2010 | Cavalier Daily
Sept. 24, the University will hold its first-ever "Day of Dialogue" devoted to open and honest discourse about community responsibility and campus safety. University faculty, staff and students will join together for a day of spirited discussion about the University's strengths and weaknesses. "Day of Dialogue: Toward a Caring Community," initiated by President Theresa A. Sullivan, comes in the wake of the murder of Yeardley Love in Spring 2010. Although the Day of Dialogue represents an excellent opportunity to establish a community wide reflection about our University's strengths and weaknesses, this open and honest dialogue should move into our classrooms and lecture halls where it has previously been lacking. Classroom education must expand beyond course material to include more real world issues and discourse about University life. Read More.

Join President Sullivan for Day of Dialogue

Sep. 14, 2010 | Teresa Sullivan, President
After the news of Yeardley Love's death reached me in Ann Arbor last May, I began to think about what we as a community could learn from this horrific event and how we might begin to identify the characteristics of a caring community, one in which members recognize their mutual responsibility to each other. Read More.

Faculty Senate, President Sullivan Discuss Money, Staffing and the Future

Sep. 14, 2010 | UVA Today
In her first appearance before the Faculty Senate, on Monday University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan floated the idea of a four-year bachelor's/master's degree combination as an efficiency measure in difficult economic times. Read More.

U.Va.'s Day of Dialogue on Sept. 24 Includes Participatory Art and Challenging Questions

Sep. 14, 2010 | UVA Today
Time for gathering, quiet reflection and open discussion about issues related to violence and responsibility will be included in Day of Dialogue: Toward a Caring Community on Sept. 24 at the University of Virginia. Read More.

StudCo backs Get Grounded

Sep. 1, 2010 | Cavalier Daily
Student Council's representative body voted in favor of a resolution endorsing the values and work of the "Let's Get Grounded Campaign" yesterday night. According to the resolution, which was sponsored by Council President Colin Hood, the campaign is a "student-run initiative proposed to combat the social norm of bystander behavior, that is, to encourage and empower students, faculty and staff to recognize, react and respect at the University of Virginia." Fourth-year Architecture student Danielle MacGregor, who played an integral role in the creation of the campaign during the last few months, said the idea for the campaign was created by a coalition of student leaders during this summer's Leadership 2000 program. Read More.

Sullivan Gives Sermon About Responsibility

Aug. 31, 2010 | Cavalier Daily
University President Teresa A. Sullivan delivered a sermon to a 500-member audience of Charlottesville community members at St. Paul's Memorial Church Sunday. As the guest speaker for the church's yearly "Convocation Sunday," she spoke primarily about the need for a safer, more interconnected University setting. Read More.

Welcome Back: Your Safety and Other Updates

Aug. 20, 2010 | Patricia Lampkin, Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer
Welcome back! Or more appropriately for all of our new students - welcome to the University of Virginia. We are glad you are here. Your entry into the University comes at an exciting time with the welcoming of Teresa A. Sullivan as our eighth president. Ms. Sullivan will be around during Move-In weekend and will address parents and students on Saturday, Aug. 21, from 1 to 2 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall auditorium. Read More.

President Sullivan invites you to a Day of Dialogue

Aug. 12, 2010 | Teresa Sullivan, President
After the news of Yeardley Love's death reached me in Ann Arbor last May, I began to think ahead to joining the University of Virginia community and about what we as a community could learn from this horrific event and how we might begin to identify the characteristics of a caring community, one whose members recognize their mutual responsibility for each other. Read More.