A shift of support
The announcement came on a Sunday morning in early June: University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan had agreed to step down after just two years on the job because of a "philosophical difference of opinion" with the school's governing body, the Board of Visitors. Confusion and questions turned to outrage and accusations as faculty, students, alumni and others pushed the board's leader, Helen E. Dragas, for an explanation. After 18 days of turmoil, the board reversed its decision, reinstated Sullivan and gave a vote of confidence to Dragas. Read related article.
Sources: University of Virginia, staff reports. Todd Lindeman and Jenna Johnson.