College, Inc.: University of Virginia


Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 07/24/2012

U-Va. deans hatched online plan the day Teresa Sullivan was asked to resign

Neither Sullivan nor Rector Helen Dragas knew how close the institution stood to joining Stanford University’s mass online partnership.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:13 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Online, Pedagogy | Tags:  University of Virginia, online education

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 07/18/2012

U-Va. parent: Online learning is an oxymoron

The university’s foray into online education gives one parent pause.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:46 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Online | Tags:  University of Virginia, online education

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 07/17/2012

U-Va. leaders appear not to have known of looming online deal

Could the painful campus debate about online education been averted?

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:22 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Online | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan, online education

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Are Va. college trustees groomed for activism?

Some in academia are miffed that the leader of a group that promotes activism by governing boards spoke at a Virginia board orientation last fall.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:25 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Public policy | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan, Helen Dragas

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Zeithaml takes interim U-Va. role under fire, says he didn’t support decision to remove Sullivan

He turned the job down twice before agreeing to step in as interim president, and says he didn’t support the Board of Visitors decision to oust Teresa Sullivan.

By Daniel de Vise and Anita Kumar  |  11:40 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Public policy | Tags:  University of Virginia, Carl Zeithaml

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012

E-mails show U-Va. board leaders planning Teresa Sullivan’s exit

Board members share clippings about the coming online revolution in higher education.

By Daniel de Vise and Anita Kumar  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Public policy | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 06/15/2012

McDonnell urges U-Va. board to replace Sullivan swiftly

Faculty leaders announced Friday that they will meet Monday morning with the university’s Board of Visitors to discuss the forced resignation of President Teresa Sullivan.

By Anita Kumar and Daniel de Vise  |  06:02 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 06/15/2012

McDonnell urges U-Va. board to replace Sullivan swiftly

Faculty leaders announced Friday that they will meet Monday morning with the university’s Board of Visitors to discuss the forced resignation of President Teresa Sullivan.

By Anita Kumar and Daniel de Vise  |  06:02 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Teresa Sullivan’s deputies praise U-Va. board as ‘resolute’

In a note, the U-Va. provost and chief operating officer praise calm and applaud those on the Grounds who have responded to the president’s abrupt resignation with “optimism”.

By Daniel de Vise and Anita Kumar  |  04:13 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Teresa Sullivan ouster: 33 faculty leaders protest her dismissal from University of Virginia presidency

The letter from 33 department chairs and program directors urges the university’s Board of Visitors to “reopen discussion” with the ousted leader.

By Daniel de Vise and Anita Kumar  |  04:15 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Yoke San Reynolds, U-Va.’s retiring vice president, saved the university nearly $1 billion

The university’s vice president Yoke San Reynolds taught the university how to borrow more cheaply and save more wisely.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:57 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 03/29/2012

A banner year for admissions at U-Va.

Another banner admissions year — and a new Early Action program — seems to be elevating the University of Virginia to a higher tier of selectivity.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:40 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  University of Virginia, Harvard: Princeton

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Report faults Va. colleges for spiraling tuition

Tuition and fees at 17 private institutions now exceed two-fifths of median household income in the commonwealth.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:46 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Attainment, Finance, Public policy, Research | Tags:  College of William and Mary, University of Virginia, University of Richmond, Washington and Lee University, George Mason University

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Leaked e-mails reveal tensions before U-Va. editor’s suicide

A Charlottesville newspaper has published correspondence between university officials and a literary-journal editor who committed suicide in summer 2010.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:28 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 01/17/2012

U-Va., JHU’s former presidents earned over $200,000 a year for serving on corporate boards

That’s on top of their university president pay, according to Chronicle of Higher Education report.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:49 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance | Tags:  Johns Hopkins University, University of Virginia

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Can the public Ivies be saved?

Mary Sue Coleman, president of the University of Michigan, discusses — and rejects — two radical proposals that could potentially save the nation’s top public universities.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:17 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 11/08/2011

College endowments still recovering from downturn

The average college endowment gained nearly 20 percent in fiscal 2011. But many schools still haven’t fully recovered from their losses in 2008.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:55 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Finance | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 09/13/2011

At the top of the U.S. News rankings, a five-way tie

More movement than usual in the annual rankings of national universities; D.C.- area schools fare well.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:37 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Liberal Arts, Pedagogy, Rankings | Tags:  Washington and Lee University, University of Virginia, University of Maryland, Georgetown University

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Three-fifths of colleges get C or worse in general education

Trustee group finds that more than 60 percent of colleges surveyed require three or fewer of seven core general-education courses.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:45 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Liberal Arts, Pedagogy, Research | Tags:  St. John's College, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, George Mason University, James Madison University, Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 08/12/2011

SmartMoney college rankings gauge ‘value’ of public, private schools

A SmartMoney analysis comparing future earnings to tuition cost finds public universities are a better investment

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:24 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Rankings | Tags:  University of Virginia, University of Richmond

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Cuccinelli: U-Va. may not bar concealed weapons

The Virginia attorney general says that a U-Va. policy banning firearms may not be lawfully enforced.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:14 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Public safety, Public policy | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Report: Only five colleges properly serve needy students

Report finds only five schools that serve large numbers of low-income students, charge them reasonable prices and graduate more than half their charges.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:32 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Public policy, Research | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 05/05/2011

U-Va. issues new sexual misconduct rules

The school is one of many around the nation that have been accused of downplaying or covering up sexual assault. New rules focus on victims’ rights and broaden the definition of misconduct.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:17 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Students, Public policy, Public safety | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Sister of deceased journal editor to speak on workplace bullying

Some co-workers said workplace harassment factored into the suicide of Kevin Morrissey, an editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review at the University of Virginia. Others disagreed.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:57 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Labor | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Sister of deceased journal editor to speak on workplace bullying

Some co-workers said workplace harassment factored into the suicide of Kevin Morrissey, an editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review at the University of Virginia. Others disagreed.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Labor | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Public university presidents aren’t the academy’s top earners

Who earns more? Several private university presidents. And a smattering of coaches, med-school officers and CFOs.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:24 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Athletics, Finance, Publics | Tags:  University of Maryland, George Mason University, Georgetown University, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Mc­Don­nell pledges funds to repair U-Va. Rotunda

Virgina’s governor pledges $2 million to begin repairs on the Thomas Jefferson-designed U-Va. Rotunda, after the General Assembly passed it over.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:12 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Finance, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Admission rate tightens at Harvard, Stanford, Princeton

Admission rates hit historic lows last year at top colleges. Will history repeat?

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:43 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  University of Virginia, Stanford University, college admissions

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 03/21/2011

U-Va. students rally to repair rotunda

The notion of restoring the University of Virginia’s iconic Rotunda to the original Thomas Jefferson design is not new. It dates to at least 1964, when the university’s Jefferson Society co-hosted the first Restoration Ball to raise funds for that purpose.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:33 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students, Development | Tags:  University of Virginia, development

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 01/24/2011

More seats at U-Va. could ease admission woes

The University of Virginia announced Monday that it had received more applications than ever: 23,942, a 6 percent increase. But the university is adding freshman seats in the fall, and that means a slightly more favorable admission rate. The university...

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:32 PM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Access, Access | Tags:  UVA accepting more students, UVA admissions, UVA applications record, University Virginia admissions

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 12/17/2010

'Degrading' football pre-game song pulled at U-Va.

The University of Virginia marching band has yanked its pre-game fight song "Rugby Road" this season, apparently over questionable lyrical content, according to an article in the Cavalier Daily student paper. Here are some of the lyrics, as archived by...

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:34 PM ET, 12/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Athletics, Athletics, Athletics | Tags:  Rugby Road UVA, Rugby Road controversy UVA, UVA football pregame song, University Virginia football song, controversy marching band UVA

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 11/16/2010

U-Va. introduces Early Action for 2011

Four years after stepping away from a binding Early Decision admissions program, the University of Virginia announced Tuesday it will adopt the non-binding variant known as Early Action. Students applying in fall 2011 may submit their U-Va. applications by a...

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:57 PM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  Early Action, Early Decision, UVA early action, University of Virginia