Last night, while the world was preoccupied with something else, businessman David Rubenstein, the co-CEO of The Carlyle Group private equity firm, announced a gift of $10 million toward the continued… Read More»
Happy Presidents Day! The holiday—officially called Washington’s Birthday and established by Congress in 1971 as the third Monday in February—is meant to honor United States presidents. Eight of the forty-four,… Read More»
As part of its celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the University of Virginia will help to sponsor a discussion titled “Charlottesville Civil War Monuments: Do They Hold Significance… Read More»
While Encyclopedia Virginia‘s World Headquarters in Charlottesville escaped the brunt of Hurricane Sandy, coastal Virginia did not. The above photograph from Weather.com shows the Oyster House in Bayford, on the… Read More»
George Washington‘s birthplace Birthplace National Monument via Google Street View.
According to this article, empty chairs, apparently representing President Barack Obama, recently have been hung in effigy in Virginia and Texas. The chairs, on display at two Centreville, Va., and… Read More»
The Washington Post reports the end of the crisis at the University of Virginia, a resolution that—unexpectedly—included ousted and then un-ousted president Teresa Sullivan hugging it out with Rector Helen… Read More»
I have been wanting to write a post all week about the appropriation of Thomas Jefferson by the various disputants in the ongoing controversy over the resignation of Teresa Sullivan,… Read More»