The University of Virginia's popular president, Teresa Sullivan, was restored to leadership Tuesday after the school's managing Board of Visitors caved to campus uproar over her firing. Two weeks ago, the governing board --comprised mainly of big-name university donors -- had dispatched Sulilvan with no explanation after she tried to implement a more decentralized fundraising model, criticizing the board's "corporate, top-down leadership." After the ouster, students and faculty alike took to the quad in a huge show of Sullivan support. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell threatened to ask for all the boards' group resignation if it couldn't resolve the controversy by Tuesday. When their decision was announced, the campus rang out with cheers. "I want to partner with you in bringing about what's best for the university," Sullivan said in a subsequent speech.
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