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Supporters of UVA President Teresa Sullivan helped push through her reinstatement, and also appear to have helped fill the school's coffers.
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Supporters of UVA President Teresa Sullivan helped push through her reinstatement, and also appear to have helped fill the school's coffers.

The attempt to remove the president of the University of Virginia and ensuing news frenzy over her reinstatement seems to have become a financial boon for the school.

Donations to the university surged after Teresa Sullivan was reinstated after being ousted for a time in June. Figures show giving dropped by half after her forced resignation on June 10. After an outcry from faculty, students and alums, she was reinstated June 26, and donations doubled.   

In total, the university received $44.4 million in cash and pledges in June. School officials say that's the best June for fundraising since 2008.  

Sullivan is the 8th president and the first woman to head the prestigious public university founded by Thomas Jefferson.   I'm Bill Redlin.  

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