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Remembering Oliver W. Hill

August 7, 2007

Civil rights pioneer Oliver W. Hill Sr. has died in Richmond at 100 years old and will lie in state at the Executive Mansion on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Governor Kaine has ordered the state flag to be flown at half-staff statewide until sunset Su [...]

Jane Jacobs dies at 89

April 26, 2006

Jane Jacobs, one of the great intellectuals, activists, and urban theorists of the twentieth century, died yesterday in Toronto. Obituaries and commentary are at the New York Daily News, Toronto Globe & Mail, and Seattle Times. Jacobs contributed [...]

Staige D. Blackford Remembered for Eventful Life

July 1, 2003

By Matt Kelly, UVa News Staige D. Blackford, retiring editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, died Monday of injuries sustained in an automobile collision at the intersection of Emmet Street and Arlington Boulevard in Charlottesville. A Charlottes [...]