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
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.
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.
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.)
then got down to business. Full
Center hands out a dozen 'Muzzles'
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."
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