the founders vision
13 is Thomas Jeffersons 258th birthday. Jefferson realized
his vision for the University of Virginia by raising more
than $40,000 in private donations, as well as convincing the
legislature to allocate funds $15,000 to start
for a university so broad and liberal and modern, as
to be worth patronizing with the public support.
as U.Va. approaches its third century, President John T. Casteen
III and many supporters have put tremendous energy into extending
Jeffersons vision through their seven-year fund-raising
the Board of Visitors met April 5, one of its new members,
Thomas A. Saunders III, a Darden alumnus who has played a
major role in fund raising, read a letter that he and Ed Mitchell
wrote as co-chairs of the Campaign for the University, commending
Casteen. See Extending Jefferson's vision.
of Visitors balks at athletics recommendations
Board of Visitors resolved to receive rather than accept
a report from the Virginia 2020 athletics task force that recommends
placing the Universitys 24 varsity sports in a tiered system
that champions the strongest programs and reduces support for less
prominent ones. On April 7, the board passed a resolution charging
the Student Affairs and Athletics and Finance committees with reviewing
the reports recommendations.
board also passed a resolution to accept the other four Virginia
2020 commission reports, charging U.Va. President John T. Casteen
III with developing strategic plans to meet their goals. Full
wins Truman scholarship
Barnetts work with the homeless was a major factor in his
recent selection as a Truman Scholar, according to the Harry S.
Truman Foundation. He founded CavsCare, a group of U.Va. students
who volunteer at the homeless shelter in Charlottesville.
Truman Foundation each year grants 70 scholarships of $30,000 to
promising college juniors nationwide to help them pay for their
last year of college. Full story.