An overnight message hand-scrawled in thick red marker defied UVA's official attempts to wipe it clean. G R E E E D (they added a bonus "E") spelled out over the six Corinthian columns on the north face of the Rotunda was visible Monday morning, June 18, as reporters searched in vain for the 9am secret meeting between the Board of Visitors and executive committee of the Faculty Senate.
A couple of blocks away on always-painted Beta Bridge, the posted message seemed to launch a new phrase from the oft-mocked words of now-resigned Darden Foundation chair Peter Kiernan. Instead of "strategic dynamism," the Beta Bridge message seems to urge "strategic transparency."
Although he might not agree with the means, the unauthorized communications seems in keeping with a quip which noted UVA pundit Larry Sabato posted to Twitter on Monday morning: "Today at UVA: Palace coup meets grassroots rebellion."