It began as a dream, the Academical Village, a revolutionary model of higher education for a country born of revolution. In this special issue, we celebrate that dream come to life.
We note some of our more noteworthy alumni, and we remember some of the more memorable professors. A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian offers a fresh assessment of our founder two centuries hence, and other resident experts put the coming century into perspective. And, as we count 200 years, we add up just what makes UVA UVA.
It began as a dream, built to the scale of a new nation. Today it opens up to even grander possibilities.