Cogill Mary Elizabeth "Tipper" Gore, wife of Vice
President Al Gore, stumped for her husband's Democratic presidential
nomination in Charlottesville last week. She also met at a coffee
shop to talk politics with U.Va. students of Government professor
Larry J. Sabato.
grants to fund undergrad research
backs admissions resolution
faculty members and a handful of reporters and photographers showed
up in the Rotundaıs Dome Room for the Oct. 4 Faculty Senate meeting,
anticipating that President John T. Casteen III might make additional
comments on the current debate over admissions policies.
Casteen chose to largely pass by the issue in his remarks, referring
to his Sept. 30 written statement -- in which he termed the current
policies ³legally defensible² and lauded their role in broadening
the Universityıs culture (see page 3) -- and offered to answer any
questions. Though the Senate later endorsed a resolution backing
the Universityıs current admissions policies, previously released
from its executive committee, the attention shifted to other issues.
biggest splash came from the announcement that this yearıs David
A. Harrison III teaching awards would go toward encouraging undergraduate
Harrison fund provides $100,000 annually to encourage undergraduate
instruction. In the programıs first two years, the funds went entirely
to faculty members, but this yearıs grants are expected to provide
$3,000 apiece to 25 undergraduate students and $1,000 each to their
faculty advisers, to support research conducted either in the spring
or summer of 2000. Full story.
men's basketball cited for violations
men's basketball cited for violations Staff Report he National Collegiate
Athletic Association (NCAA) announced Oct. 5 that the University
of Virginia has been reprimanded for several secondary violations
involving the men's basketball program.
acknowledge that serious mistakes were made and that the responsibility
for those mistakes rests, not merely with our former basketball
coaches, but with officials at all levels of the Department of Athletics,
myself included," Athletics Director M. Terry Holland wrote
to the NCAA enforcement staff Oct. 1. Full