Nov. 10-16, 2000
Vol. 30, Issue 37
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Distinguished alumnae offer advice to the new U.S. president
Classified employees to benefit from new statewide pay plan
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Distinguished alumnae offer advice to the new U.S. president

Peggy Harrison
Honoring U.Va. women
Five of the nine women who have received the U.Va. Women's Center's Distinguished Alumna Award met for the first time, sharing laughs and morning sunshine on the Lawn: (from left) Elaine Jones, Kathryn Thornton, Mariann Stratton, Hanan Ashrawi and Dr. Vivian Pinn. They returned to the University for the Nov. 2 conference, "Women 2000: Shapers of the World," in recognition of the Women's Center's 10th anniversary, 20 years of Women's Studies and 30 years of full coeducation in undergraduate programs at U.Va.

By Charlotte Crystal

Six distinguished women graduates of the University -- all leaders in their fields -- gathered in Charlottesville several days before elections for a conference where they offered advice to the new president of the United States. The Nov. 2 event was part of the U.Va. Women's Center's 10th anniversary celebration, "Women 2000: Shapers of the World."

The women, previous winners of the U.Va. Women's Center Annual Distinguished Alumna Award, spoke on diverse topics, from health and responsibility in wielding power to education and choosing judges. Women may be doing better in the U.S. in many areas, but it is more important than ever for women, and men, not to be cynical, and instead get involved in improving their communities and the lives of others, the women said. The president -- and we -- also need to be concerned about the horrendous realities for women around the world, some pointed out. Excerpts from their remarks follow. Full story.

Classified employees to benefit from new statewide pay plan

Staff Report

More than 470 U.Va. classified employees are slated to receive raises in their next paycheck, the first salary adjustments approved here under the state's new compensation plan.

"These special salary actions will address our most urgent recruitment, retention and salary compression issues," said Colette Sheehy, vice president for management and budget. They are in addition to the 3.25 percent raises that most of the 4,083 classified employees at the University will receive as of Nov. 25.

Sheehy said the newly permitted "in-band adjustments" will help deal with the academic division's most pressing hiring needs, including employees in skilled trades such as plumbing, carpentry and electrical work; housekeepers; laboratory technicians; information technology staff; secretarial and other office support personnel; and some supervisory positions. Full story.


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