January 31, 2010
UVa’s President, John Casteen was the guest speaker for the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society on Sunday night. The theme of his discussion was ‘Constancy, Change and a New University.’
Casteen discussed everything from Thomas Jefferson's goals for the university, to the school admitting women, to UVa adapting to changes in future years. Students said they appreciated President Casteen spending time with them, especially to talk about the future of UVa.
They also spoke about the influence Casteen has had on students through out his years as president.
“He’s in the last year of his presidency and he still has a lot more that he wants to say about the future of the university,” said graduate student, Tom Bryan.
“People always want to hear what he has to say,” said Rick Eberstadt, the Vice President of the Jefferson Society. “And it really shows when ever he is in the room.”
Casteen was also a member of the Jefferson Society when he was a student at UVa.