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A former Board of Visitors member and longtime benefactor of the University of Virginia is supporting a series of initiatives designed to significantly advance the study and teaching of the history and principles of democracy.

Co-Director Melody Barnes appeared with other UVA experts to discuss the state of education in the U.S.

COVID-19 has changed our practices. In big and small ways, from the loss of the familiar routines of work, to children no longer in the patterns of attending schools, to people no longer shaking hands to greet one another.

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“The impact of our work will reverberate in the future citizen-leaders we educate, in the innovative research that advances our understanding of the democratic project, and in the public engagement that influences its future prospects through policy.”

-Ian Baucom, Dean of Arts & Sciences