Dragas has virtually no support for the decision on U.Va.’s Grounds — opposition has come from all the deans, the faculty senate, the provost and even her handpicked designee as interim president, McIntire School of Commerce Dean Carl P. Zeithaml, who has backed away from the position.
But she does have a key supporter in Paul Tudor Jones, a Connecticut billionaire and U.Va. alumnus and donor — the university’s John Paul Jones Arena is named for his father. Jones wrote an opinion column for The Daily Progress in Charlottesville last Sunday, outlining some of the same concerns that Dragas raised about challenges facing the university.
In general, this is a balanced article on Dragas, but it is remarkable that so many at UVa oppose the Board’s decision.