UVa reforms are being stymied by a high-handed rector and an aversion to open governance.
The University of Virginia must tuck past controversies into the pages of its own history book and move forward. That will happen only if each member of its board of visitors takes personal responsibility for restoring public trust in the school’s governance.
A report in The Washington Post last week warns that lingering antagonisms continue to distract. The Post cited email exchanges in which President Teresa Sullivan and Rector Helen Dragas clashed over policy and operational goals.