The ousting of a president

Although people responsible for the decision said it was in the works for a while, the ouster of University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan looked like a bolt from the blue, an unexplained move toward something called "strategic dynamism," whatever that means. Since it broke on a warm Sunday afternoon, June 10, this was a rapidly developing story that moved, for Sullivan, from tragedy to triumph. On the afternoon of Tuesday, June 27, after more than two weeks of student, faculty, and alumni dissent, a chastened and admittedly humbled Board of Visitors unanimously voted Sullivan back into office.

(photo by Denny King)


Sullivan oustermath: A timeline of UVA in tumultPublished on Jun 25th, 2012Some believe that UVA's Rector needs to step down. Late May to early June - In the "why we can't afford to wait" emails later obtained by the Cavalier Daily, Rector more
Watch the "Rally on the Lawn" at UVA live!Published on Jun 24th, 2012Broadcasting live with Ustream 'Hoos across town and across the country will be watching this afternoon's rally on the Lawn in front of the Rotunda, thanks to the folks more
Alums for Sullivan: Dragas' top employee sends out emotional videoPublished on Jun 23rd, 2012"Maybe it was a mistake," says Carol Wood, the spokesperson for UVA, who sent out a link on Saturday morning to an emotional video of alumni standing up in support of more
'Strangely silent'? Republican lawmakers weigh in on UVA crisisPublished on Jun 22nd, 2012Nearly two weeks after UVA Rector Helen Dragas' June 10 announcement that President Teresa Sullivan resigned because of "philosophical differences," local more
McDonnell to BOV: Make a final decision or elsePublished on Jun 22nd, 2012Gov. Bob McDonnell issued a statement today demanding a decision from the UVA Board of Visitors on who will be President of the University by Tuesday, or else he will more
Decision time: Zeithaml steps back, Cohen suggests reinstatement likelyPublished on Jun 22nd, 2012Following a June 22 press conference called by Carl Zeithaml, the McIntire School of Commerce dean who was tapped by Rector Helen Dragas to be interim president after more
Dragas' digs: Rector's new farm suggests plan to stick aroundPublished on Jun 22nd, 2012Even if Helen Dragas doesn't remain UVA rector into a second term, she'll have a place fit for a billionaire to entertain friends and colleagues near Charlottesville. more
Message to the RectorPublished on Jun 22nd, 2012A passerby gives two thumbs up to a statement painted on Beta Bridge. read more
Zeithaml suspends presidency: Will wait until BOV votes on Sullivan reinstatementPublished on Jun 22nd, 2012The man tapped as the interim president of the University of Virginia has decided to go back to work as the dean of the University's McIntire School of Commerce and more
Fast-moving day: Sullivan reinstatement could be happeningPublished on Jun 21st, 2012The people in the Hook newsroom were trying to write some thoughtful analysis for next week's issue, but then we checked around and realized that events are happening so more