Statement from Rector Margiloff and President Reveley on Recent News Events
The recent article in Rolling Stone magazine about the University of Virginia, along with subsequent reporting, and the national news from Ferguson and Staten Island concerning community policing have made the past few weeks a time of tumultuous debate throughout the Commonwealth and nation, and across higher education. These issues speak to the matter of civil rights, among them the rights of students to pursue their education free from sexual discrimination, harassment and violence, and the rights of all of us to be treated decently and fairly under the law.
President Reveley's email to students about sexual misconduct and Title IX - November 2014
I wanted to touch base with the campus at the end of a week in which the important issue of sexual assault has been very much in the news and on the minds of many of us. I’m sure many of you have seen the article in Rolling Stone magazine about UVA, and the strong reaction it has generated. The article has elicited powerful emotions, underscoring the urgency of this issue and the importance of addressing it aggressively and comprehensively.
College affordability is the heart of democracy
President Taylor Reveley IV wrote a column on the importance of college affordability that appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Tuesday, Aug. 19. Reveley wrote of the historic significance of higher education as the foundation of citizenship and democracy, and the necessity to check the escalation in college costs. Using Longwood's minimal increase of tuition and fees—2.1 percent—Reveley called for a recommitment to college affordability and a renewed emphasis on an educated citizenry.
President Reveley’s message to students about Title IX and sexual misconduct - August 2014
As we gear up for a new academic year, I wanted to be in touch with every student about an important subject that has been much in the news nationally of late, and very much on my mind as well.
Sexual harassment and sexual assault take place on every college campus, and unfortunately Longwood is no exception. Such behavior is fundamentally incompatible with our core community values. But the issue runs deeper even than that; it’s a matter of civil rights.
President Reveley's email to students - "Thank You for a Great First Year"
As exam week begins, I wanted to thank you all for helping make my first year as president a great one, and to offer encouragement for a strong and safe finish to the semester. The last month has been a busy and exhilarating season of banquets and traditions and long-awaited sunshine. Now, fortified by Late Night Breakfast, let's all dig deep for a final push before the celebration of Commencement.
Let’s also finish strong when it comes to reflecting the core Longwood values of citizen leadership.
President Reveley's email to students about 2014-15 tuition and mandatory fees
Across the country, there is one complaint we presidents hear more than any other: College is getting too expensive.
I couldn’t agree more. It isn’t fair you arrived at college during a perfect storm of factors that have driven tuition prices up and up. You are working more, borrowing more, and worrying more about the future than any previous generation of students.
Longwood inaugurates W. Taylor Reveley IV as 26th president
The revolutionary power of residential liberal arts education and the critical role of citizen leaders in today’s society were among the topics that Longwood University’s 26th president, W. Taylor Reveley IV, touched on in his inaugural address Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.
- Watch the video
- View the news release
- View the photos on Facebook
- View President Reveley's Inaugural Address(pdf)
- View Marianne Radcliff's Remarks (Rector of the Board of Visitors)(pdf)
President Reveley featured on WHRV's "HearSay with Cathy Lewis"President Reveley WHRV September 10, 2013 by longwoodu
President W. Taylor Reveley IV was a featured guest on WHRV's "HearSay with Cathy Lewis" on September 10, 2013. Among other topics, Lewis spoke with President Reveley about citizen leadership and the value of a liberal arts education. WHRV is the NPR station in Norfolk.
Fall 2013 President's Welcome
President Reveley welcomes Longwood faculty and staff back for the new year. Highlights include current status, initiatives and a glimpse of the future. Recorded 8/16/13.
Farmville's WFLO (95.7 FM) interviews President Reveley
In June 2013, Longwood President W. Taylor Reveley IV was interviewed by Francis Wood on Farmville's WFLO (95.7 FM and 870 AM) as part of their Call Flo morning radio show. Read more and listen to the interview