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Batten's Paul Martin teaches a course aimed at improving experiences for first-generation students at UVA, while also participating in a wide range of activities for the betterment of the Charlottesville community.


Ahead of Virginia’s voter registration deadline Tuesday, Batten student Hannah Koizumi (BA '21) is helping her peers register to vote, volunteer as poll workers and make a plan to get to the polls.


As part of Retold, a University-wide effort to celebrate the women of UVA, Batten students Alyssa Candelmo, Karishma Srikanth, Martha Gallagher, and Jocelyn Willougby are sharing their stories. 


A trip to the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers over the summer inspired Batten's Terrell Jana, the football team’s top receiver, to pay homage in an unexpected way.


Marlena Becker (BA ’21) shares how she helped redesign Batten Builds to start better addressing the needs of the Charlottesville community.


Batten's Kurien Thomas (BA '21) and fellow UVA student Sasha Duckworth started a company called “Pick-Me-Up” that uses text messaging and virtual support groups to help users with their mental health.


In 2017, a group of UVA deans and other members of the University community offered recommendations in the wake of the Unite the Right rally. Three years later, Risa Goluboff, dean of the law school, spoke with Dean Ian Solomon about what the group learned and how our nation has evolved.


“Making sure students know there is a team of people who can and want to help is fundamental to success. Connecting student services, academic advising, and career services creates an equitable support structure,” says Steve Hiss, director of career services and alumni engagement at UVA Batten. 


Almost a year ago, a group of 19 high school juniors visited the University of Virginia as part of Hoos First Look, a student-run program that gives first-generation and low-income students an all-expenses-paid orientation visit.


The University of Virginia’s Racial Equity Task Force today released its report, titled “Audacious Future: Commitment Required,” outlining 12 key initiatives to improve racial equity at UVA.