2 New Resignations Rock the University of Virginia
By TAMAR LEWIN and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
Published: June 20, 2012
In the continuing turmoil after the abrupt ouster of University of Virginia’s president, Teresa Sullivan, on June 10, the university’s vice rector, Mark Kington, and a prominent computer science professor have resigned — and some faculty members say there may soon be enough turnover on the 16-member Board of Visitors that Dr. Sullivan could be reinstated.
Er, UVA’s Teresa Sullivan was fired for what?
By Siva Vaidhyanathan|Posted Friday, June 15, 2012, at 7:30 PM ET
In the 19th century, robber barons started their own private universities when they were not satisfied with those already available. But Leland Stanford never assumed his university should be run like his railroad empire. Andrew Carnegie did not design his institute in Pittsburgh to resemble his steel company. The University of Chicago, John D. Rockefeller’s dream come true, assumed neither his stern Baptist values nor his monopolistic strategies.