the beaten path
many people are familiar with the gardens between the pavilions
and the ranges, there are other garden spots on Grounds that are
especially attractive now with warm weather bringing out the flowers.
Several landscaping employees from Facilities Management recommended
spots on Grounds that might provide a momentary getaway from the
gardens at Carrs Hill include lawns and sitting areas as well
as a variety of flowers and shrubs.
Clemons Library, next to Miller Hall, there is a quiet nook with
a cherry tree and azaleas. There is another quiet niche on the south
side of the Bayly Museum, with azaleas and flowering magnolias.
to propose health insurance subsidy for its graduate assistants
administrators will recommend a $900 annual subsidy next year for
graduate students to help cover the cost of their health insurance.
U.Va.s Board of Visitors will consider the proposal along
with the 2001-02 budget at its June 15-16 meeting.
subsidy would apply to teaching and research assistants who earn
at least $5,000 per year for their academic work and to other graduate
students whose fellowships are $5,000 or above. This is close to
60 percent of the graduate students in engineering, architecture,
nursing, basic medical sciences, education and arts & sciences.
am delighted that we may be able to offer this benefit to our graduate
assistants, said Vice President and Provost Peter W. Low.
Members of my staff have been working with the deans, graduate-student
representatives and others for nearly a year to find a way to address
this issue. The approach they have developed is an important step
in our efforts to deal with the under-funding of our graduate programs.
donors commit $77.7 million for endowment
New foundation will support Arts & Sciences
Illustration by Luca E. DiCecco
to ensuring the future success of Arts & Sciences at the University,
alumni and administrators will officially launch a non-profit fund-raising
foundation today. Prior to the public announcement, a group of philanthropists,
most of them College alumni, made gifts totaling $77.7 million to
advance the schools academic, programmatic and capital needs.
by alumni of the College of Arts & Sciences after receiving
approval from the U.Va. Board of Visitors last June, the College
Foundation is designed to attract high-level private investment
in the Universitys core undergraduate liberal-arts programs.
It is a Virginia non-stock corporation organized exclusively for
charitable and educational purposes. Nine donors, who individually
pledged $5 million or more, have been named founding sponsors. Full