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They should hold their heads high, and they are what's right about the game of college basketball.

Coach Tony Bennett after the Sweet 16 loss against Michigan State, on fourth-year players Akil Mitchell, Joe Harris and Thomas Rogers.

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I was an accidental tourist who landed on a magic carpet, grabbed on with both hands, and rode it to the most valuable, rewarding and joyful time of my life.

Jerry Reid on his undergraduate experience.

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I have worn the honors of Honor, I graduated from Virginia.

James Hay Jr., author of "The Honor Men."

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The University of Virginia baseball program will be back in Omaha at some point, and maybe next time we can win it all.

Virginia baseball coach Brian O'Connor, after his team came within a game of winning the College World Series.

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People who are afraid to go to horror movies are generally afraid their whole lives. People say to me, 'Do you have nightmares?' I never have nightmares!

The late Stan Winston (Col '68), a Hollywood special effects artist who was responsible for some of cinema's most extraordinary creatures, such as "Jurassic Park" dinosaurs, "Terminator" cyborgs and Edward Scissorhands.

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I have lived temperately, eating little animal food, and that not as an aliment, so much as a condiment for the vegetables, which constitute my principal diet.

A letter from Thomas Jefferson to Dr. Vine Utley, March 21, 1819.

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Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

From The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe.

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We don't admit numbers, we admit students.  Students who are smart and passionate and want to change the world.

Dean of Admissions Greg Roberts, in a report that details challenges facing a U.Va. admission model that he says "is quickly becoming outdated."

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Southern Sensibility

Charles Wright, professor emeritus of the U.Va. English department’s Creative Writing Program, is 2014-15 Poet Laureate of the United States.

God Is in the Details

A visiting professor points out a curious feature of the Jefferson statue, and lecturer W. Scott Harrop investigates its meaning.

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Media studies professor Shilpa Davé looks at ideas of competition, from The Hunger Games and America's Got Talent to college admissions and spelling bees.

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