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The [[University of Virginia]] ('''UVa''', or informally, '''The University''') is a major economic and development partner for [[Charlottesville]] and [[Albemarle County]]. The current president is James E. Ryan, who took office on August 1, 2018. 
The [[University of Virginia]] ('''UVa''', or informally, '''The University''') is a major economic and development partner for [[Charlottesville]] and [[Albemarle County]].  
 
  
The [[Central Grounds]] are technically in [[Albemarle County]], although [[Charlottesville]] completely surrounds the original grounds.
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The Central Grounds are technically in [[Albemarle County]], although [[Charlottesville]] completely surrounds the original grounds.  
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In August 2014, the University welcomed it largest first-year class ever with 3,690 incoming students. <ref>{{cite web|title=Largest class yet joins student body|url=http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2014/08/largest-class-yet-joins-student-body|author=|work=Owen Robinson|publisher=Cavalier Daily|location=|publishdate=August 25, 2014|accessdate=August 27, 2014}}</ref>
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The school is ranked #3 for the best public national university and #1 for best value public college. The University of Virginia Health System is nationally renowned academic health system recognized  for excellent patient care along with education and research.<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.virginia.edu/|title=University of Virginia|last=|first=|publishdate=|publisher=|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|accessdate=}}</ref>
  
 
{{Wikipedia link|University_of_Virginia|whylink=wellcovered|linktext=University of Virginia}}
 
{{Wikipedia link|University_of_Virginia|whylink=wellcovered|linktext=University of Virginia}}
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==History==
 
==History==
UVa opened in March 1825 with 123 students.<ref>http://www.virginia.edu/uvatours/shorthistory/</ref>. The current president is [[John Casteen III]], who will step down on July 31, 2010. Teresa Sullivan will take over on July 1, 2010.
 
  
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=== Timeline ===
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On April 5, 1814, Jefferson assumed the role of trustee for the Albemarle Academy in Charlottesville as it was being planned. In a letter to a Dr. Thomas Cooper, Jefferson described his own vision for the academy:
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“I have long had under contemplation, & have been collecting materials for the plan of an university in Virginia which should comprehend all the sciences useful to us, & none others, the general idea is suggested in the Notes on Virginia Qu. 14. this would probably absorb the functions of Wm & Mary college, and transfer them to a healthier and more central position. perhaps to the neighborhood of this place.”<ref name=":02">{{Cite web|url=https://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/central-college|title=Central College|publisher=Monticello|last=Zechmeister|first=Gene|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|publishdate=28 June 2011|accessdate=March 25 2019}}</ref>
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Now a trustee planning for the academy, Jefferson finally found an opportunity to establish this university. "Jefferson’s “hidden agenda,” as it has been called, was to transform the duly approved preparatory school into a first-rank university in Albemarle."<ref name=":02" />
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In the winter of 1815, Jefferson turned to Joseph C. Cabell after the petitions of the Albemarle Trustees failed to be presented at the General Assembly. Cabell, after a great deal of struggle, passed the bill on February 14, 1816. By the time it was passed, it had been stripped of several important provisions.
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The University was first planned by Jefferson and Edmund Bacon, Jefferson's business manager. "Mr. Jefferson looked over the ground some time and then stuck down a peg. He stuck the very first peg in that building, and then directed me where to carry the line, and I stuck the second. He carried one end of the line, and I the other, in laying off the foundation of the University... he rode there from Monticello every day while the University was building."<ref name=":12">Barefoot, Coy. ''The Corner: A History of Student Life at the University of Virginia''. Howell Press, 2001.</ref>
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It opened to students on March 7th, 1825. Sixty-eight men were there as students along with 6 faculty members.<ref name=":12" /><ref>{{cite web|title=Short History of the University|url=http://www.virginia.edu/uvatours/shorthistory/|author=|work=|publisher=University of Virginia|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=April 18, 2012}}</ref> <ref name="VFH3">{{cite web|title=Slavery at the University of Virginia|url=http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Slavery_at_the_University_of_Virginia#start_entry|author=Brendan Wolfe|work=Encyclopedia Virginia|publisher=Virginia Foundation for the Humanities|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=November 4, 2015}}</ref>
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In 1987, the United Nations designated the [[Rotunda]] and [[Jefferson's Academical Village]] as World Heritage sites.<ref name="dp3">{{cite web|title=UVa developing strategy for increasing enrollment|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/nov/27/uva-developing-strategy-increasing-enrollment-ar-679911/|author=Brian McNeill|work=|publisher=Daily Progress|location=|publishdate=November 27, 2010|accessdate=November 30, 2010}}</ref>
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===Slavery and the University===
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The University could not have been built without slave labor, as well as maintenance and cleaning once the Academical Village was open. Enslaved laborers lived in the basement of the new buildings. Students were not allowed to bring their slaves with them, but many did so anyway and housed them off-grounds. Some slaves were purchased directly by the University such as [[Lewis Commodore]] who was bought in 1832 for $580. His duties including ringing the bell and opening the library. <ref name="givens3">{{cite web|title=History of African-Americans at UVA|url=https://prezi.com/kdtwbhq5wocu/history-of-african-americans-at-uva/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy|author=Kiera Givens|work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate=October 14, 2015|accessdate=November 4, 2015}}</ref>
  
==Economic impact on the community==
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In 2010 a student-led group from the University proposed an idea for a [[Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at The University of Virginia|memorial]] dedicated to the enslaved laborers that built and maintained the University.
There are over 12,500 employees at UVa, with an additional 5,500 working at the [[University Medical Center]]. These figures represent 15 percent of the total employment for Charlotteasville and Albemarle County. Over 20,000 students contribute to the economy<ref>Albemarle County. Department of Community Development. Places 29: A Master Plan for the Northern Development Areas. 2009 DRAFT. Page 3-14. <http://www.albemarle.org/upload/images/Forms_Center/Departments/Community_Development/Forms/Places29_Master_Plan /Places29_Master_Plan_3_Existing_Conditions_Future_Trends_2_2009_Complete.pdf></ref>. The University is currently in the midst of a $3 billion capital campaign.
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===Sullivan ouster and return===
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On June 10, 2012, [[Helen E. Dragas]], Rector of the BoV, announced that Teresa Sullivan would retire effective August 15, 2012 after a two-year tenure. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=UVa ousts Sullivan as president|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2012/jun/10/uva-ousts-sullivan-president-ar-1979309/|author=Aaron Richardson|pageno=|printdate=June 11, 2012|publishdate=June 10, 2012|accessdate=June 11, 2012|cturl=}}</ref> On June 19, 2012, the [[McIntire School of Commerce]] Dean [[Carl P. Zeithaml]] was named interim president effective August 16, 2012.<ref>{{cite-progress|title=UVa board selects commerce dean as interim president|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2012/jun/19/uva-board-names-interim-president-ar-1997570/|author=Ted Strong & Aaron Richardson|pageno=|printdate=June 19, 2012|publishdate=June 19, 2012|accessdate=June 21, 2012|cturl=}}</ref> However, he announced three days later he would suspend all duties related to the presidency while the Board of Visitors considered a vote to reinstate Sullivan. <ref>{{cite web|title=Carl Zeithaml to 'suspend' UVA interim presidency negotiations|url=http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/06/carl-zeithaml-to-suspend-uva-interim-presidency-negotiations-77210.html|author=Brianne Carter|work=|publisher=WJLA ABC 7|location=|publishdate=June 22, 2012|accessdate=June 25, 2012}}</ref> Following a "Rally for Honor" protest, which drew over 1,500 Sullivan supporters to protest on the lawn, an emergency meeting of the Board met on June 26, 2012 after which Sullivan was unanimously reinstated as president of the University.<ref>{{cite web|title=Timeline of Sullivan's ouster and return|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2012/jun/26/timeline-sullivans-ouster-ar-2015097/|author=The Richmond Times-Dispatch|work=|publisher=The Daily Progress|location=|publishdate=June 26, 2012|accessdate=July 18, 2012}}</ref>
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=== Ryan Presidency ===
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Sullivan, who took office on August 1, 2010, announced her intention to retire in January of 2017 and requested that the board of visitors begin a search process for a new president at that time. She officially left office on September 30, 2018. On September 15, 2018, the Board of Visitors voted unanimously to name James E. Ryan and the University's next president. Ryan took office on August 1st, 2018 but was inaugurated formally on October 19th.
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==Schools==
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*[[UVA School of Architecture|School of Architecture]]
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*[[College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences]]
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*[[McIntire School of Commerce]]
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*[[UVA School of Continuing and Professional Studies|School of Continuing and Professional Studies]]
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*[[Darden School of Business]]
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*[[Curry School of Education]]
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*[[UVA School of Engineering and Applied Sciences|School of Engineering and Applied Sciences]]
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*[[Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy]]
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*[[UVA School of Law|School of Law]]
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*[[UVA School of Medicine|School of Medicine]]
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*[[UVA School of Nursing|School of Nursing]]
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*[[UVA College at Wise|College at Wise]]
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===Online Learning===
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On July 17, 2012, the University announced they would begin making online classes available in fall 2013. The classes, created in collaboration with a technology corporation based in Stanford, California called Coursera, would be free of charge and would generate no revenue for the University.<ref>Pedersen, Krista. "University pursues online education" Cavalier Daily. 17 July 2012. Web. 26 July 2012. <http://www.cavalierdaily.com/2012/07/17/university-pursues-online-education/>.</ref>
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==Transportation and the University==
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The University is currently{{when}} implementing strategies to reduce the number of employees who drive alone while commuting to work. The [[UVA Transportation Demand Management program|transportation demand management program]] (TDM) is also intended to reduce demand for parking spaces as the university continues its strategy of in-fill development.<ref>Tubbs, Sean. "UVa Increasing Efforts to Reduce Vehicles." Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center. 28 May 2010. Web. 09 June 2010. <http://cvilletomorrow.typepad.com/charlottesville_tomorrow_/2010/05/uva-tdm.html></ref>
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== Economic impact on the community==
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There are over 12,500 employees at UVa, with an additional 5,500 working at the [[University Medical Center]]. These figures represent 15 percent of the total employment for Charlotteasville and Albemarle County. Over 20,000 students contribute to the economy.<ref>Albemarle County. Department of Community Development. Places 29: A Master Plan for the Northern Development Areas. 2009 DRAFT. Page 3-14. <http://www.albemarle.org/upload/images/Forms_Center/Departments/Community_Development/Forms/Places29_Master_Plan /Places29_Master_Plan_3_Existing_Conditions_Future_Trends_2_2009_Complete.pdf></ref> The University is holding a capital campaign to raise $3 billion by December 31, 2010, and has raised $2.2 billion {{As of|2010|12|2|alt=as of early December 2010}}.<ref>{{cite web|title=$3 billion campaign fails to meet targets|url=http://www.cavalierdaily.com/2010/12/02/3-billion-campaign-fails-to-meet-targets/|author=|work=|publisher=Cavalier Daily|location=December 2, 2010|publishdate=|accessdate=December 6, 2010}}</ref> Sullivan has claimed that there is enough physical space to accommodate such an expansion. However, she has said there is not enough faculty to do so.<ref>{{cite web|title=Sullivan finishes eventful fall term|url=http://www.cavalierdaily.com/2010/12/03/sullivan-finishes-eventful-fall-term/|author=Mike Lang|work=|publisher=Cavalier Daily|location=|publishdate=December 6, 2010|accessdate=December 6, 2010}}</ref> The expansion would likely promote a focus towards science, technology, engineering and mathematics, areas of study being requested by state officials.<ref>{{cite-cville|title=At UVA, growth vs. tuition|url=http://www.c-ville.com/At_UVA_growth_vs_tuition/|author=Kyle Daly|pageno=|printno=|printdate=January 4, 2011|publishdate=January 4, 2011|accessdate=August 22, 2012}}</ref> Outgoing vice president [[Leonard Sandridge]] said in a February 2011 interview he felt U.Va could grow within its existing footprint within the next 25 years without having to expand to land near [[Birdwood]].<ref name="interview">{{cite-progress|title=Sandridge talks UVa past, present and future|url=|authttp://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2011/feb/05/sandridge-talks-uva-past-present-and-future-ar-823173/hor=|pageno=|printdate=February 6, 2011|publishdate=February 5, 2011|accessdate=February 8, 2011|cturl=}}</ref>
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For the 2010-11 academic year, UVa has 14,297 undergraduate and 6,598 graduate students<ref name="dp">{{cite web|title=UVa developing strategy for increasing enrollment|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/nov/27/uva-developing-strategy-increasing-enrollment-ar-679911/|author=Brian McNeill|work=|publisher=Daily Progress|location=|publishdate=November 27, 2010|accessdate=November 30, 2010}}</ref>. UVa officials are also exploring the possibility of expanding enrollments by 1,400 undergraduates over the next five years<ref name="dp" />. President Sullivan told the [[Chamber of Commerce]] on November 30, 2010 that the growth will not detract from the community's quality of life<ref>{{cite-progress|title=Alvin Clements honored with Chamber award|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/nov/30/alvin-clements-honored-chamber-award-ar-686270/|author=Bryan McKenzie|pageno=|printdate=|publishdate=|accessdate=December 1, 2010|cturl=}}</ref>. UVA received a record number of applications for the class of 2015, with 23,942 students applying. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=UVa sees record number of applicants|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2011/jan/24/uva-sees-record-number-applicants-ar-796242/|author=|pageno=|printdate=January 25, 2011|publishdate=January 24, 2011|accessdate=January 25, 2011|cturl=}}</ref>
  
 
==Connections to area planning==
 
==Connections to area planning==
The University of Virginia participates in local planning as a member of several planning groups. The University's Senior Land Use Officer in the Office of the Architect, [[Julia Monteith]], serves as a non-voting member of the [[MPO Policy Board]] and the [[Albemarle County Planning Commission]]. At those meetings, she often reports on news from the [[University Transit Service]].
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The University of Virginia participates in local planning as a member of several planning groups. [[Alice J. Raucher]], U.Va Architect, is a non-voting member of the [[Charlottesville Planning Commission]]. The University's Senior Land Use Officer in the Office of the Architect, [[Julia Monteith]], serves as a non-voting member of the [[MPO Policy Board]] and the [[Albemarle County Planning Commission]]. At those meetings, she often reports on news from the [[University Transit Service]].
  
The University office of Architect released a Grounds Plan in 2008 that outlines a strategy for infill growth.<ref> Office of Architect, retrieved on 4/9/09, http://www.virginia.edu/architectoffice/masterplan.html</ref>
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The University office of Architect released a Grounds Plan in 2008 that outlines a strategy for infill growth.<ref>Office of Architect, retrieved on 4/9/09, http://www.virginia.edu/architectoffice/masterplan.html</ref>
  
 
UVa oversaw the building of the [[North Grounds Connector]], completed in 2006.
 
UVa oversaw the building of the [[North Grounds Connector]], completed in 2006.
  
 
Master planning at the University is overseen by the [[University of Virginia Master Planning Council]].  
 
Master planning at the University is overseen by the [[University of Virginia Master Planning Council]].  
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The [[UVA Office of Community Relations|Office of Community Relations]] coordinates interaction with citizens of Charlottesville and Albemarle County that are affected by the university's growth.
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==Architectural preservation==
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In 2010, the [[UVA Board of Visitors]] approved spending $22.9 million to renovate the [[Rotunda]]. The leaking roof will be repaired and the Corinthian decorations on the columns will be replaced<ref name="dp">{{cite web|title=UVa OKs Rotunda renovation|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/sep/14/uva-oks-rotunda-renovation-ar-505926/|author=Brian McNeill|work=|publisher=Daily Progress|location=|publishdate=September 14, 2010|accessdate=September 15, 2010}}</ref>. Funding will come from private donations as well as a request from the state of Virginia.
  
 
==Future planning==
 
==Future planning==
In 2009, the University instituted the Grounds Plan that will direct land-use planning for the next 20 years.<ref>Canzi, Chiara. "Planning for the next 20 years." C-Ville Weekly. 17 Nov. 2009. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <http://www.c-ville.com/index.php?cat=141404064432695&ShowArticle_ID=11801611094242588>.</ref> The Plan is organized into four sections: The Setting, Framework and Systems, Program and Precincts, and Case Studies.<ref> Office of Architect, retrieved 11/18/09, http://www.virginia.edu/architectoffice/GroundsPlanWebsite/GPNEW/Introduction/GPHome.html</ref>
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In 2009, the University instituted the Grounds Plan that will direct land-use planning for the next 20 years.<ref>Canzi, Chiara. "Planning for the next 20 years." C-Ville Weekly. 17 Nov. 2009. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <http://www.c-ville.com/index.php?cat=141404064432695&ShowArticle_ID=11801611094242588>.</ref> The Plan is organized into four sections: The Setting, Framework and Systems, Program and Precincts, and Case Studies.<ref>Office of Architect, retrieved 11/18/09, http://www.virginia.edu/architectoffice/GroundsPlanWebsite/GPNEW/Introduction/GPHome.html</ref>  
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*[[Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds]]
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Meanwhile, the admissions office offered 7,750 places to the class of 2015 with an eye towards a class size of 3,360. <ref>{{cite web|title=University of Virginia Offers 7,750 Applicants a Place in the Class of 2015|url=http://www.virginia.edu/uvatoday/newsRelease.php?id=14562|author=Dan Heuchert|work=|publisher=University of Virginia|location=|publishdate=March 28, 2011|accessdate=March 28, 2011}}</ref> That's an increase in enrollment of 120 over the class of 2014.
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The school began a new strategic planning process with a series of public forums in December 2012. <ref>{{cite web|title=U.Va. To Host Public Forums As Part of Strategic Planning Process|url=http://news.virginia.edu/content/uva-host-public-forums-part-strategic-planning-process|author=Rob Seal|work=UVA Today|publisher=University of Virginia|location=|publishdate=December 6, 2012|accessdate=December 10, 2012}}</ref>
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
[[Three-party agreement]]
 
[[Three-party agreement]]
  
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*[http://cvilletomorrow.typepad.com/charlottesville_tomorrow_/university_of_virginia/ Charlottesville Tomorrow's coverage of the University of Virginia]
 
*[http://cvilletomorrow.typepad.com/charlottesville_tomorrow_/university_of_virginia/ Charlottesville Tomorrow's coverage of the University of Virginia]
 
*[http://www.virginia.edu/uvacampaign/ The Campaign for the University of Virginia]
 
*[http://www.virginia.edu/uvacampaign/ The Campaign for the University of Virginia]
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The University of Virginia (UVa, or informally, The University) is a major economic and development partner for Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The current president is James E. Ryan, who took office on August 1, 2018.

The Central Grounds are technically in Albemarle County, although Charlottesville completely surrounds the original grounds.

In August 2014, the University welcomed it largest first-year class ever with 3,690 incoming students. [1]

The school is ranked #3 for the best public national university and #1 for best value public college. The University of Virginia Health System is nationally renowned academic health system recognized for excellent patient care along with education and research.[2]


History

Timeline

On April 5, 1814, Jefferson assumed the role of trustee for the Albemarle Academy in Charlottesville as it was being planned. In a letter to a Dr. Thomas Cooper, Jefferson described his own vision for the academy:

“I have long had under contemplation, & have been collecting materials for the plan of an university in Virginia which should comprehend all the sciences useful to us, & none others, the general idea is suggested in the Notes on Virginia Qu. 14. this would probably absorb the functions of Wm & Mary college, and transfer them to a healthier and more central position. perhaps to the neighborhood of this place.”[3]

Now a trustee planning for the academy, Jefferson finally found an opportunity to establish this university. "Jefferson’s “hidden agenda,” as it has been called, was to transform the duly approved preparatory school into a first-rank university in Albemarle."[3]

In the winter of 1815, Jefferson turned to Joseph C. Cabell after the petitions of the Albemarle Trustees failed to be presented at the General Assembly. Cabell, after a great deal of struggle, passed the bill on February 14, 1816. By the time it was passed, it had been stripped of several important provisions.

The University was first planned by Jefferson and Edmund Bacon, Jefferson's business manager. "Mr. Jefferson looked over the ground some time and then stuck down a peg. He stuck the very first peg in that building, and then directed me where to carry the line, and I stuck the second. He carried one end of the line, and I the other, in laying off the foundation of the University... he rode there from Monticello every day while the University was building."[4]

It opened to students on March 7th, 1825. Sixty-eight men were there as students along with 6 faculty members.[4][5] [6]

In 1987, the United Nations designated the Rotunda and Jefferson's Academical Village as World Heritage sites.[7]

Slavery and the University

The University could not have been built without slave labor, as well as maintenance and cleaning once the Academical Village was open. Enslaved laborers lived in the basement of the new buildings. Students were not allowed to bring their slaves with them, but many did so anyway and housed them off-grounds. Some slaves were purchased directly by the University such as Lewis Commodore who was bought in 1832 for $580. His duties including ringing the bell and opening the library. [8]

In 2010 a student-led group from the University proposed an idea for a memorial dedicated to the enslaved laborers that built and maintained the University.

Sullivan ouster and return

On June 10, 2012, Helen E. Dragas, Rector of the BoV, announced that Teresa Sullivan would retire effective August 15, 2012 after a two-year tenure. [9] On June 19, 2012, the McIntire School of Commerce Dean Carl P. Zeithaml was named interim president effective August 16, 2012.[10] However, he announced three days later he would suspend all duties related to the presidency while the Board of Visitors considered a vote to reinstate Sullivan. [11] Following a "Rally for Honor" protest, which drew over 1,500 Sullivan supporters to protest on the lawn, an emergency meeting of the Board met on June 26, 2012 after which Sullivan was unanimously reinstated as president of the University.[12]

Ryan Presidency

Sullivan, who took office on August 1, 2010, announced her intention to retire in January of 2017 and requested that the board of visitors begin a search process for a new president at that time. She officially left office on September 30, 2018. On September 15, 2018, the Board of Visitors voted unanimously to name James E. Ryan and the University's next president. Ryan took office on August 1st, 2018 but was inaugurated formally on October 19th.

Schools

Online Learning

On July 17, 2012, the University announced they would begin making online classes available in fall 2013. The classes, created in collaboration with a technology corporation based in Stanford, California called Coursera, would be free of charge and would generate no revenue for the University.[13]

Transportation and the University

The University is currently[when?] implementing strategies to reduce the number of employees who drive alone while commuting to work. The transportation demand management program (TDM) is also intended to reduce demand for parking spaces as the university continues its strategy of in-fill development.[14]

Economic impact on the community

There are over 12,500 employees at UVa, with an additional 5,500 working at the University Medical Center. These figures represent 15 percent of the total employment for Charlotteasville and Albemarle County. Over 20,000 students contribute to the economy.[15] The University is holding a capital campaign to raise $3 billion by December 31, 2010, and has raised $2.2 billion as of early December 2010.[16] Sullivan has claimed that there is enough physical space to accommodate such an expansion. However, she has said there is not enough faculty to do so.[17] The expansion would likely promote a focus towards science, technology, engineering and mathematics, areas of study being requested by state officials.[18] Outgoing vice president Leonard Sandridge said in a February 2011 interview he felt U.Va could grow within its existing footprint within the next 25 years without having to expand to land near Birdwood.[19]

For the 2010-11 academic year, UVa has 14,297 undergraduate and 6,598 graduate students[20]. UVa officials are also exploring the possibility of expanding enrollments by 1,400 undergraduates over the next five years[20]. President Sullivan told the Chamber of Commerce on November 30, 2010 that the growth will not detract from the community's quality of life[21]. UVA received a record number of applications for the class of 2015, with 23,942 students applying. [22]

Connections to area planning

The University of Virginia participates in local planning as a member of several planning groups. Alice J. Raucher, U.Va Architect, is a non-voting member of the Charlottesville Planning Commission. The University's Senior Land Use Officer in the Office of the Architect, Julia Monteith, serves as a non-voting member of the MPO Policy Board and the Albemarle County Planning Commission. At those meetings, she often reports on news from the University Transit Service.

The University office of Architect released a Grounds Plan in 2008 that outlines a strategy for infill growth.[23]

UVa oversaw the building of the North Grounds Connector, completed in 2006.

Master planning at the University is overseen by the University of Virginia Master Planning Council.

The Office of Community Relations coordinates interaction with citizens of Charlottesville and Albemarle County that are affected by the university's growth.

Architectural preservation

In 2010, the UVA Board of Visitors approved spending $22.9 million to renovate the Rotunda. The leaking roof will be repaired and the Corinthian decorations on the columns will be replaced[20]. Funding will come from private donations as well as a request from the state of Virginia.

Future planning

In 2009, the University instituted the Grounds Plan that will direct land-use planning for the next 20 years.[24] The Plan is organized into four sections: The Setting, Framework and Systems, Program and Precincts, and Case Studies.[25]

Meanwhile, the admissions office offered 7,750 places to the class of 2015 with an eye towards a class size of 3,360. [26] That's an increase in enrollment of 120 over the class of 2014.

The school began a new strategic planning process with a series of public forums in December 2012. [27]


See also

Three-party agreement

References

  1. Web. Largest class yet joins student body, Owen Robinson, Cavalier Daily, August 25, 2014, retrieved August 27, 2014.
  2. Web. University of Virginia
  3. 3.0 3.1 Web. Central College, Monticello, 28 June 2011, retrieved March 25 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Barefoot, Coy. The Corner: A History of Student Life at the University of Virginia. Howell Press, 2001.
  5. Web. Short History of the University, University of Virginia, retrieved April 18, 2012.
  6. Web. Slavery at the University of Virginia, Brendan Wolfe, Encyclopedia Virginia, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, retrieved November 4, 2015.
  7. Web. UVa developing strategy for increasing enrollment, Brian McNeill, Daily Progress, November 27, 2010, retrieved November 30, 2010.
  8. Web. History of African-Americans at UVA, Kiera Givens, October 14, 2015, retrieved November 4, 2015.
  9. Web. UVa ousts Sullivan as president, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, June 10, 2012, retrieved June 11, 2012.
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