May 28, 1954 · The Daily Progress

University Visitors Confirm Penalties for Sex Scandal

UVA Board issue a 3-page statement regarding the punishments it has meted out to 11+ students following an assault on a nineteen year-old woman visiting Grounds. Quote from President Darden: "'I cannot escape the conclusion that the University itself must bear some of the blame for what has occurred. We have failed, for what reason I do not know, to build a society here that furnishes safeguards that parents have a right to expect, for children who are students here or are visitors here." The nineteen year-old victim sustained bruises and injuries after a "number of the students" assaulted her in a room on the Lawn.


The Daily Progress
Edward Gaynor, University Archivist
Date Added July 30, 2017
Date Modifed October 17, 2017

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This Item Relation Item: Board of Visitors Docket: June 6, 1954
This Item Relation Item: Board Hears Va. Student Grievances
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This Item Relation Item: More Power Slated for Student Unit
This Item Relation Item: A Memorandum Re: Reorganization of Student Government
This Item Relation Item: Darden, Students In Accord
This Item Relation Item: Oral History Interview of Colgate W. Darden by Ann L. S. Southwell and Michael F. Plunkett [manuscript]
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Item: 3 in Scandal at U.Va. Deny Pressure Relation This Item
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Item: U. of Va. Paper Again Charges Pressure in Sex Scandal Relation This Item
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