Hoo d’etat

From UVA Today:

June 26, 2012 — The University of Virginia Board of Visitors today voted unanimously to reinstate Teresa A. Sullivan as president.

University Rector Helen E. Dragas apologized for actions that sparked the controversy and pledged that she will work with Sullivan to capture the energy from the events of the past three weeks to address the issues confronting the University.

The University of Virginia Libraries is documenting this turn in the power struggle at UVA, which saw Sullivan ousted from her post by the Board of Visitors. From the Chronicle of Higher Education:

The University of Virginia library staff is archiving materials related to the recent events that forced Teresa A. Sullivan to resign as president of the institution.

This is the first time the libraries have tried to preserve materials from a large-scale, continuing event, said Bradley Daigle, director of digital-curation services. The staff did not begin collecting materials on the subject until a rally on June 18. As of June 22, the team has archived nearly 20,000 tweets, 61 blog posts, over 200 media posts, and about 100 physical objects, such as signs from protests.

Credit for the phrase "Hoo d'etat" to Paul Jones at UNC, among others. The response from Twitter: "I'd buy the t-shirt!"




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