What Would Jefferson Do?
Sociologist Andrea Press discusses the recent firing of President Teresa Sullivan, the first woman and first sociologist serving this role at the University of Virginia, by Helen Dragas, the first woman rector directing University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors. She analyzes the role of gender in these events and also examines the importance of social media in relation to facilitating faculty governance.
To learn more about Teresa Sullivan’s firing at the University of Virginia, Andrea Press recommends the following resources:
- The UVa Rector’s Peculiar Approach to Free Expression, Bruce Holsinger
- Anatomy of a Campus Coup, Andrew Rice
- A Much Higher Education, Siva Vaidhyanathan
- Charlottesville Right Now Interview with Siva Vaidhyanathan