Here are some of Virginia Magazine’s most popular—and most talked-about—stories of last year. From the late Pep Band to our latest poll, from UVA’s first medalist to our newest Olympians, take a look, or even a second look.
A once-unthinkable NCAA rules change lets UVA athletes cash in on their name, image and likeness. It can mean big bucks, or at least pay for books.
We mapped alumni views of UVA across a 50-year span of class years. From Jefferson to Honor to left vs. right, the results are more complex and contoured than what you might expect.
The head of enrollment talks about what UVA looks for in applicants, including when they’re children of alumni.
Excerpts from admission essays for incoming first-years
How admissions officers built the Class of 2025—by the numbers, by the essays and by the seat of their pants.
A tale of performance-enhancing good manners, how nice guy James Rector had his 100 meters dashed.
Here’s a look at our most recent Olympians: current and former UVA athletes and coaches who competed in the delayed 2020 Olympic Games.
After a season shortened by COVID-19, UVA sports came back to claim multiple national championships and extend the post-season to Tokyo.
To cool student unrest in 1970, the Alumni Association did a very uncool thing. People stayed hot about it for years.
As the COVID count swelled this spring, so did the disciplinary docket for the University Judiciary Committee.
How UVA’s first Black students, excluded elsewhere, found a community of their own off Grounds.
For 30 years, UVA’s scrambling Pep Band managed to stay one punchline ahead of the authorities.
In a hard year, some UVA notables found comfort and escape in books, music, movies and the woods. Here are the good things that have helped them through.
Amid the fervor of the Great War, UVA rid itself of a journalism school, and the pacifist it rode in on.
Researchers on Grounds go the distance in a global race for a cure.
Shops on the Corner do their best to keep doing business amid the challenges of Covid.
Alumni share some favorite comfort food recipes as this crazy year winds down.
From health professionals to elementary teachers, Wahoos discuss their Covid experiences.
‘Hitting the Alderman Stacks’ used to be just a figure of speech. Here's a look inside the beginning of the 3-year renovation.
College life returns. Sort of.
UVA’s president gave a new racial equity action team a bold charge and a tight deadline.
Our timeline follows women’s 200-year journey for influence, an education and equality at UVA.
Women talk about what it was like in those early years of coeducation.
Before granting women full admission to the College, UVA needed a little persuading—in the form of a federal lawsuit.