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Message Regarding Sexual Violence

November 22, 2014

Over the past week many of you have reached out to me directly to offer your opinions, reactions, and suggestions related to combatting sexual violence on Grounds. I want you to know that I have heard you, and that your words have enkindled this message. More.

Message Addressing Sexual Misconduct

November 19, 2014

I am writing in response to a Rolling Stone magazine article that negatively depicts the University of Virginia and its handling of sexual misconduct cases. Because of federal and state privacy laws, and out of respect for sexual assault survivors, we are very limited in what we can say about any of the cases mentioned in this article. More.

Message Regarding University Community Safety

September 23, 2014

For more than a week, we have hoped and prayed for Hannah Graham and her family. Her safe return remains our highest priority, and I continue to urge you to share with police any information that might be related to the case. More.

President’s Messages Regarding Disappearance of Hannah Graham

September 21, 2014

As we continue to search for Hannah Graham and to hold out hope for her safe return, I write to thank the many members of our University, Charlottesville and surrounding communities who have stepped forward to provide both emotional support and physical assistance. More.

Student Sexual Misconduct: Important Information for Faculty, Staff, and Students

August 27, 2014

All of us work together to create a caring community at UVa, one in which our students can live and learn here without fear of violence or harassment. Yet we know that incidents of violence—including sexual violence—do sometimes occur. We are taking several new measures at UVa to confront this problem. More.

Call for Nominations for the Thomas Jefferson Awards

August 18, 2014

The Thomas Jefferson Awards Committee is now soliciting nominations for the awards that will be presented at the Fall Convocation on Friday, October 31, 2014, at 2 p.m., in the John Paul Jones Arena. More.

Mr. Jefferson's U.Va. on Independence Day

July 4, 2014

As we gather with family and friends to celebrate Independence Day this weekend, we reflect on the founding of the University of Virginia and its intimate connection to the birth of our nation. More.

Update Regarding the State Budget

June 26, 2014

I write to provide an update on the budget for the Commonwealth of Virginia and its implications for the University's budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. More.

Final Exercises Student Survey

April 30, 2014

Given three options for potential modifications to future Final Exercises, University of Virginia students left little doubt about where they stand on the issue. More.

"Age of Jefferson" - A Massive Open Online Course

January 30, 2014

This President's Day, February 17th, in tribute to Thomas Jefferson's legacy in public education, the University of Virginia and Monticello are launching our first-ever, collaborative Massive Open Online Course, providing a unique opportunity for anyone, anywhere, to learn about the "Age of Jefferson." More.

2013 President's Report

January 23, 2014

As we begin another new year, I hope you will take a moment to review the past year's highlights at the University of Virginia as presented in the 2013 President's Report. More.

Community MLK Celebration

January 15, 2014

As we begin the new year, I invite you to participate in the 2014 Community MLK Celebration in January. Members of the University and Charlottesville communities will gather to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his message of justice, empowerment, equality, and peace. More.

President's Holiday Greeting

December 16, 2013

The holiday season is a time to gather with family and friends and to reflect on the blessings of the past year. All of us in the University of Virginia family are grateful for our connections to each other and to the University we cherish. More.

Message regarding University accreditation

December 10, 2013

As you may recall, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) placed the University of Virginia on "warning" in December 2012 for a period of one year, following its determination that U.Va. was not in compliance with Core Requirement 2.2 regarding board governance and Comprehensive Standard 3.7.5 regarding faculty role in governance of the organization's Principles of Accreditation. More.

Update regarding the strategic direction of the University

December 2, 2013

The Board of Visitors recently approved a revised U.Va. mission statement and the strategic direction for the University described in the Cornerstone Plan. More.