Dec. 10, 1999-Jan. 13, 2000
IN THIS ISSUE
Alumnus Frank Batten Sr. gives $60 million to Darden entrepreneurial institute
Policy changed to match U.Va. employees' free speech rights
In age of narrow specialization, a writer who does it all

Garrett to receive $10,000 Aiken Taylor Award for his poetry

Exhibit explores 300 years of American views on apocalypse
Hot Links -- Governmental Relations
In Memoriam
Y2K workers gear up, but expect a quiet night
U.Va. is ready for Y2K -- are you?
U.Va. gets $1 million IBM grant to develop e-business technologies
NEH challenge grant will boost E-text Center endowment
Legislative forum to be held Jan. 7
Entrepreneurial spirit continues to feed Frank Batten's success
TOP NEWS

Legislative forum to be held Jan. 7

Local legislators Sen. Emily Couric, Del. Paul Harris and Del. Mitch Van Yahres, along with U.Va. President John T. Casteen III, will speak at a forum on legislative issues to be held at noon Jan. 7 in Newcomb Hall Ballroom. The University community and public are invited to attend and bring their lunch.

The panelists will discuss issues facing the 2000 General Assembly session, including those that influence the future of higher education in Virginia.

The forum will include time for audience questions.

For information, call Matt Newman at 924-3172.

List of important legislative dates:

  • Dec. 17. Governor reports budget

  • Jan. 12. Session convenes. Last day to file charter, claims, sales and property tax exemption, local fiscal impact and VRS bills

  • Jan. 24. Last day to file bills and joint resolutions

  • Feb. 20. House Appropriations and Senate Finance committees complete action on budget bill by midnight

  • March 1. Last day to put revenue bills and budget into conference

  • March 11. Adjourn sine die conference committee report released

  • April 10. Last day for governor to act on legislation; budget report with governor's amendments


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