Congratulations to the Media Studies graduates! I have had the good fortune of teaching many of you over the last few years, and I have loved each semester of working with you. As you move on to the next phase of your lives, I encourage you to, as I often say in class, "pursue your passion." I hope to see you all at your fall graduation ceremony, and please let us know where life takes you!
Humphreys 1L, Take It Away, the Dell, The Southern, my roommates, "The Alley," and cavemanning on the corner when we won the national championship.
I am on leave this year, but I truly miss the warm smiles and bright insights of the media studies students. The vibrant energy of the UVA media studies community brings me tremendous joy, from reading remarkable papers to learning about cool new media from students and faculty. Don't hesitate to connect on Twitter@shotinshanghai. I look forward to staying in touch!
Life simply won't be the same without sunny afternoons on the Lawn with my friends.
Hanging out with friends on the lawn when it was a nice, sunny day outside!
Walks at night from the library made better by passing the rotunda on the way home.
Aynne Kokas in The Washington Post.
Anna Katherine Clay in The New York Times.
Christopher Ali in UVA Today.