President Sullivan retakes the reins

The crisis that struck the University of Virginia with the unceremonious ouster of of its president didn't end with the groundswell of grassroots support for Teresa Sullivan that led to her June 26 reinstatement.

Instead, it shined a light on some of the back-stage maneuvering and center-stage challenges that face any public institution that puts the care of its flagship university in the hands of campaign donors to the state's governor.


Sullivan's extension: And other things out of Dragas' controlPublished on Nov 13th, 2012After a student protest of its Board of Visitors was quashed last week, people across America are wondering what the heck is wrong with the University of Virginia. more
Transparency now: Protestors call for Dragas' resignationPublished on Nov 8th, 2012A group of University of Virginia undergraduates, graduate students, and a few faculty members, marched across Grounds today to a meeting of the Board of Visitors at more
Targeting Dragas: 'Unpleasantness' not over yet, say legislatorsPublished on Sep 28th, 2012Like a playwright struggling to finish a satisfying final act with characters who refuse to cooperate, State legislators, UVA faculty, and local citizens gathered at a " more
Presidential gag: UVA Board still trying to silence SullivanPublished on Sep 19th, 2012The days leading up to the first on-Grounds meeting of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors since their June debacle were tense. No public protests, but more
Peers and paychecks: Sullivan greets faculty with merit pay ideaPublished on Aug 28th, 2012In her first major public faculty meeting since her emotion-packed summertime reinstatement, University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan joked, extolled the more
Now Nau: Beer tycoon pays Dragas' Hill + Knowlton billsPublished on Aug 23rd, 2012At the recent retreat of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors inside the Richmond Omni hotel, a Hook reporter approached Board member John Nau to ask about more
Mending fences: And losing weight, Sullivan tells allPublished on Aug 22nd, 2012In her first press conference since her triumphant June 26 reinstatement as the University of Virginia president, Teresa Sullivan met with reporters in Carr's Hill, more
Dragas on Board: The Rector who wouldn't goPublished on Aug 21st, 2012Fear, distrust, sadness, anger. Welcome back to the University of Virginia.If you spent the summer on a desert island with no internet, you are in for a surprise. This isn' more
What should UVA president Sullivan do?Published on Aug 21st, 2012 read more
President Sullivan: Still getting bullied by DragasPublished on Aug 21st, 2012By J. Anderson Thomson University of Virginia president Teresa Sullivan has broken her silence on the controversy that consumed most of June and which continues to more