UVA Reinstates Ousted President

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA-JUNE 24, 2012-CAPTION: Over 1,500 students, professors and local citizens turned out for "Rally for Honor" on the Lawn on the campus of the University of Virginia, two days before the school's board reconsiders its decision. During the two-hour rally, faculty members called for the UVA Board of Visitors to reinstate ousted president Teresa Sullivan. On Friday Gov. Bob McDonnell threatened to replace the entire board if it fails to resolve the matter. (Photo by Jay Paul for The Washington Post)

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    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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