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‘Today’s U.Va. Through Jefferson’s Eyes’ Topic of Sullivan’s Address April 11

On the eve of Founder’s Day, President Teresa A. Sullivan will pose the question: What would Thomas Jefferson think of the University of Virginia if he returned today?

In 1819, the University’s founder had a lofty dream when he created an institution “based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind.” To what extent is the University of 2013 fulfilling Jefferson’s vision? In what areas is U.Va. excelling, even beyond Jefferson’s expectations? In what areas is it falling short, and how can the University shape its future to meet – and exceed – the high standard set by Jefferson?

The U.Va. community is invited to join Sullivan on April 11 for a candid and thoughtful look at today’s University. She will give her address, “A Founder’s Perspective: Today’s U.Va. through Jefferson’s Eyes,” in Harrison-Small Auditorium at noon. It will also be streamed live here.

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