There’s nothing more fun than a good, old-fashioned, longstanding sports rivalry to get everyone all worked up and angry. A look back at the UVA-Tech rivalry, which was going strong 110 years ago. more

Nov 5, 2015 9:12 AM Travel

On March 3, 2015 the president of Sweet Briar College in Amherst, James F. Jones Jr., announced the 114-year old woman’s college would close in August. What follows is an accounting of the maelstrom that came in the wake of the news. more

Sep 11, 2015 2:35 PM Culture 5 Comments

Virginia Union University celebrates 150 years. more

Feb 5, 2015 3:04 PM Culture

The panty raid fad hits UR, and the times they are a-changin’. more

Jan 22, 2015 9:09 AM


Patrick Hinley, Washington and Lee University

W&L law professor Benjamin Spencer stumps for legal education reform. more

Nov 24, 2014 10:07 AM

The Doha, Qatar, branch campus of VCUarts may be half a world away, but kindred spirits bridge cultural divides in this desert city. more


Every year, when the air gets crisp and lap blankets come down from attics, mini-reunions take place near stadiums and playing fields, where food and fun are the menu of the day. more

Aug 27, 2014 11:39 AM , Food 2 Comments


Adam Ewing

Speed, agility and fearlessness are the hallmarks of the very physical, sometimes scrappy and always elegant sport of kings. a visit with the national championship-winning teams of Virginia Polo. more

May 5, 2014 9:34 AM Culture

Focused sound waves could one day eliminate the need for invasive surgery. more

Jun 17, 2013 11:39 AM , Health

VCU Medical Center’s luxury Gumenick Suites redefine the stiff and sterile hospital room. more

Jun 17, 2013 11:21 AM Health

Penny Kyle

Jeff Greenough

The university’s president is charismatic and competitive, sparking fierce loyalty from some and open opposition from others, but no one can deny that Penny Kyle has raised the bar at the 102-year-old institution. more

Mar 6, 2013 11:01 AM Travel

Marine biologists at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point work to protect one of Virginia’s most important natural resources… its fisheries. more

Oct 15, 2012 9:37 AM Travel

VCU celebrates 10 years of the First Novelist Award more

Nov 12, 2011 1:22 PM Culture


Illustration by Kerry P. Talbott

Think history is dull? You haven't heard the three jaunty academics who've made Backstory a surprisingly engaging public-radio show. more

Jul 27, 2011 4:11 PM Culture


Sarah Sargent

Tanja Softic’s contrapuntal prints reflect her immigrant life of adaptation and change. more

Jun 16, 2011 9:16 AM Culture

Seersucker? Debutante balls? Loafers without socks? More than 30 years after the publication of the Preppy Handbook, Virginia may be the last redoubt of that certain way. And even here, the prep ethic has been redefined. more

Apr 1, 2011 11:38 AM Culture 7 Comments


Courtesy of VUU, L. Douglas Wilder Collection

With no money, let alone a gym, Virginia Union basketball soared for five magical years. more

Mar 14, 2011 11:31 AM Culture 1 Comments

The fifth ARTS by George! benefit was held September 25, 2010 in the de Laski Performing Arts Building and attended by more than 600 guests. The event raised $161,000 for student scholarships at George Mason University. more

Mar 4, 2011 9:38 AM Party Pics

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Peter Schaaf

Composer Judith Shatin is winning acclaim with her inventive music. more

Jan 26, 2011 11:50 AM Culture 1 Comments

Mozart in the Garden

Bob Scott

What do you get when you mix classical music with talented singers and excellent libations—all in a private outdoor setting? An opera performance that's! more

Sep 29, 2010 9:12 AM Culture

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