December 13th, 2012 issue #1150

December 13th, 2012
  • Person of the Year: The runners up...

    UVA President Teresa Sullivan was a shoo-in for the Hook's Person of the Year, but she certainly wasn't the only one who made waves in 2012. From a certain UVA rector to a determined sheriff to an outspoken professor, here are this year's runners-up.

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  • Person of the Year: UVA President Teresa Sullivan

    Two years ago, after Teresa Sullivan was selected as the eighth president of UVA, and the first woman to fill the role, replacing John Casteen, III after 20 years at the helm, an associate dean in the McIntire School of Commerce, George Overstreet, joked that "a reduction in testosterone level can never be bad."Of course, this past summer, we learned that estrogen-fueled leadership can be just as powerful, if not more so.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst flu outbreak: St. Anne's-Belfield cancels upper school classes December 7 with more than 80 students and staff stricken. Jack Jouett Middle School reports a similar n...

The Dish


  • Old bizes: The other people of the year

    It would be easy to say that Monticello is the oldest business in town. Easy, but wrong if continuous operation counts.  From 1831-1923, the place was more of a privat...

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    December 13 at 3:30pm at the Albemarle Courthouse Property: 1638 Harris Creek Road Debtors: Sandra K. Meadows, Mary Angela Stephens, Sonja M. Burt Original amount owing:&n...

Movie Reviews


  • Table of contents

    COVERPerson of the yearWhen the UVA Board of Visitors axed the school's first female president in June, the school was thrown into tumult and the future of higher education...



  • Legal battles limited to passive panhandling

    Your article on panhandling [December 6 cover story: "Season of giving: Is panhandling, vagrancy, destroying the Downtown Mall?"] stated that battles have been fought regar...

  • Panhandling scary? Buy the Mall

    That we are faced with a brazen, organized movement to legislate citizen speech and behavior in a public space is shocking and infuriating. [December 6 cover story: "Season...


Black and White

  • DMZ

    Walking in the County southeast on Hydraulic Road past the shops at Stonefield. Enjoying the new sidewalk and trees. Headed home. Arriving at the “Main Street” of the...