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University of Virginia reinstates ousted president

Trustees vote unanimously to bring her back

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Facing a torrent of criticism, the University of Virginia trustees made a stunning turnabout Tuesday, voting unanimously to reinstate the president they had forced to resign over concerns that the university was not adapting fast enough to financial and technological pressures.

The decision by the governing Board of Visitors capped an extraordinary 16 days since the ouster of President Teresa A. Sullivan was made public. One of the nation’s pre-eminent universities suddenly and unexpectedly forced out a popular leader after only two years and with little explanation, and students, faculty, administrators, and alumni united in her defense, demanding that the board reverse itself. They held protests that at times drew thousands of people to a verdant campus where most students have gone home for the summer.

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