July 27-Aug. 9, 2001
Vol. 31, Issue 23
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A step up
Board urges stable funding for athletics
Teachers explore Jamestown's impact
Lung imaging: It's a gas
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Bayly opens John Dos Passos exhibition

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A step up
Brick masons working on Carr's Hill steps
Matt Kelly
Brick masons Wallace Bruce (left) and Fulton Marshall, both of Fluvanna and employees of M3 Masonry of Albemarle County, work on the new front steps to the president’s residence on Carr’s Hill, tapping in a course of bricks over a concrete base. When completed, the walkway will be in a herringbone pattern, which Marshall said is common for pathways on Grounds.

Board urges stable funding for athletics

Staff Report

The University will likely increase student fees and step up marketing and private fund-raising efforts to ensure the long-term financial stability of U.Va. athletics without tiering or eliminating any sports.

“We’re not prepared to make recommendations about specific sports” today, Leonard W. Sandridge, executive vice president and chief operating officer, told the Board of Visitors at its July 13 meeting in Richmond. However, “we do plan to get to that point.”

The conclusions reached, to date, based on a task force report and further analysis by the board’s Finance and Student Affairs and Athletics committees and University staff, are as follows: U.Va. athletics has not seen the financial crises experienced by many institutions; academic performance requires ongoing attention; NCAA compliance requires a consistent and continuing focus; U.Va. has the means to address resource needs; and sound financial management is essential. Full story.


Settlement started new social order
Teachers explore Jamestown’s impact

Staff report

Anticipating the 400th anniversary of the first permanent English settlement in America, history teachers from around the country are participating in a major reexamination of colonial America that takes a fresh look at Jamestown’s complex meaning for our national heritage.

Many historians, Native Americans, African-Americans and others are uncertain about what they are to “celebrate” in the anniversary, said Crandall Shifflett, director of graduate studies in history at Virginia Tech, and William G. Thomas, director of U.Va.’s Center for Digital History, co-directors of the seminar, “Jamestown and the Formation of An American Culture.” Full story.

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