April 21-27, 2000
Vol. 30, Issue 14
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Stephanie Gross
A tree honoring Mrs. Marian Lee Stuart Cochran, a member of U.Va.'s Board of Visitors from 1982 to 1990, was planted in the Pavilion IV garden on April 13 as part of Founder's Day activities. President John T. Casteen III presided at the planting of a tall stewartia (against the brick wall). A lighter moment during the ceremony came when a U.Va. official announced that the spelling of the tree's name would be changed to "Stuartia" to match that of Mrs. Cochran's family name.

BOV approves 2000 tuition, Med Center salary increases

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Stephanie Gross
Three new board members took their seats at the April 13-15 meetings. From left, Gordon F. Rainey Jr., U.S. Rep. Thomas J. Bliley Jr. and Charles L. Glazer were appointed by Gov. Jim Gilmore.

University Rector John P. Ackerly III opened the April 13 through 15 Board of Visitors meeting by welcoming four new members. The entire board then took up an agenda that included tuition and fee increases, raises for Medical Center employees and a glowing report on the continuing Campaign for the University.

The new members -- U.S. Rep. Thomas J. Bliley Jr., Boston investment firm head Charles L. Glazer, Richmond lawyer Gordon F. Rainey Jr., and non-voting student representative Stephen Phelan -- took seats near both ends of the long, oval table, as is the tradition. (Ackerly noted that Bliley received an especially plum placement, seated next to long-time board secretary Alexander "Sandy" Gilliam and closest to the adjacent room containing the board members' food.)

They then got down to business. Full story.

Jefferson Center hands out a dozen 'Muzzles'

By Dan Heuchert

There's a whole lot of censorship going on -- at least according to the Thomas Jefferson Cen- ter for the Protection of Free Expression, which this year awarded a record-tying 12 "Jefferson Muzzles."

Announced on April 13, the anniversary of the University founder's birth, the awards "draw national attention to abridgements of free speech and press and, at the same time, foster an appreciation for those tenets of the First Amendment," the center, directed by U.Va. law professor Robert M. O'Neil, said in a statement. Full story.

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