Monday, November 14, 2016

UVA Professors ask President Sullivan to stop quoting Jefferson

Via Iver


Several groups on Grounds collaborated to write a letter to University President Teresa Sullivan against the inclusion of a Thomas Jefferson quote in her post-election email Nov. 9.

In the email, Sullivan encouraged students to unite in the wake of contentious results, arguing that University students have the responsibility of creating the future they want for themselves.

“Thomas Jefferson wrote to a friend that University of Virginia students ‘are not of ordinary significance only: they are exactly the persons who are to succeed to the government of our country, and to rule its future enmities, its friendships and fortunes,’” Sullivan said in the email. “I encourage today’s U.Va. students to embrace that responsibility.”


  1. Stop quoting Thomas Jefferson? I have only one reply to that: What part of the word NO has you confused?

  2. They prefer the Karl Marx quotes? indyjonesouthere