VQR managing editor takes his own life
Around 11am on Saturday, July 30 Virginia Quarterly Review managing editor Kevin Morrissey took his own life after calling police to report a shooting at the Coal Tower site at the end of Water Street. Waldo Jaquith, who worked under Morrissey at the award-winning literary journal, has a tribute at cvillenews.com.
Within days of Morrissey's death, phone calls to the Review were auto-routed to the office of University Relations amid a personnel uproar that remains unexplained at press time.
–-post updated at 3:01pm, Tuesday, August 10