it all down U.Va. brick mason Dale Newton of Facilities Management's
renovations division runs mortar around the bricks of the walkway
on the north side of the Rotunda. The walk was taken up in the
fall to allow for utility work and is now being reinstalled.
The project will be finished by graduation in May. Another brick
walk project now under way on the east side of the Rotunda will
widen the sidewalk to accommodate service vehicles. Eventually
all the walkways in the northeast section of the Rotunda grounds
will be bricked. The first phase of the project, which also
includes a brick patio and walkway at Brooks Hall, should be
finished by graduation as well.
boost pay raises, delay performance agreements
By Dan Heuchert
into the second half of the 2000 General Assembly, legislators appear
to have embraced sweeping changes in the way employees are paid,
but are hesitating to reshape the way colleges and universities
It appears that salary increases will be more generous than Gov.
James F. Gilmore recommended, but several proposed benefit changes
have met with mixed reaction.
Institutionally, the University scored legislative victories on
tuition and admissions issues, but may have less success amending
Gilmore's proposed budget.
The budget process is the major piece of unfinished business before
the Assembly. Each house has approved its own version of the budget
bill and traditionally votes down the other's, sending the whole
thing to a conference committee. The conferees -- three from each
body, with a free hand to add and delete funds -- will hash out a
compromise plan acceptable to both houses, who will in turn forward
it on to the governor by March 11.
Gilmore could still veto some items, which the Assembly would then
have to reconsider when it reconvenes for its annual veto override
session in April.
Each house has also acted on its bills and resolutions, and those
that passed were forwarded to the other house for consideration.
rates increased; rector backs more active role for board
Board of Visitors took care of some regular business, such as setting
student housing rates, and considered recent issues, such as the
impact on fraternities of changing the date for Greek rush, at its
Feb. 25 and 26 meeting. Rector John P. Ackerly III suggested that
the board seriously consider recommendations in the governor's Blue
Ribbon Commission on Higher Education that boards of visitors take
a more active role in academic matters.
With the board's sanction, the University now has a 10th school
-- the Continuing Education Division was renamed the School of Continuing
and Professional Studies.