September 14, 2012, 2:33 pm
Helen Dragas (Photograph by Justin Ide for The Chronicle of Higher Education)
Aside from lingering outrage among students and faculty, one factor drawing out the University of Virginia’s leadership crisis has been the regular surfacing of internal e-mails from key players. Obtained by journalists through open-records requests, the e-mails raise fresh questions, even as the administration understandably seeks to put the crisis to rest. (As a former member of the Board of Visitors put it recently, “The more you dig, the more you make the university look bad.”)
The latest batch of e-mails suggests that this desire to move on may be wishful thinking on the administration’s part.
On September 12, The Washington Post reported on a newly released tranche of e-mails between Rector Helen Dragas and other member…