University Video Description from UVA: Hunter Rawlings III, president of the American Association of Universities, speaks in a packed classroom at the University of Virginia. The actions of the U.Va. Board of Visitors this summer serve as the springboard for his comments about the state of U.S. research universities. While he sees what happened at U.Va. as unusual, he also sees it tied to a larger trend in higher education, and particularly among public colleges and universities.