by Matt Kelly
student Lauren Purnell purchases a bouquet of zinnias from Marty
Martin of Buckingham Bloomin Inc. Aug. 29 at the first
farmers market outside Newcomb Hall. Anita Gupta, chief
of staff for Student Council, said since it was successful,
there will be a market outside Newcomb each Wednesday in September
from 2-6 p.m. Gupta said she recruited vendors from the Charlottesville
City Market. Flowers, fruit, vegetables and sorbet were available
the first week.
joins global group to plan long-distance education
Network for International Higher Education
By Matt Kelly
University is going global by moving into cyberspace.
21, an 18-school, international consortium of which U.Va. is a member,
is going into business with Thomson Learning to provide degree programs
over the Internet. The arrangement was announced in a press conference
at the Rotunda Wednesday.
consortium, which U.Va. joined in May, involves schools from Australia,
China, Singapore, New Zealand, Sweden, England and Scotland. U.Va.
and the University of Michigan are the only United States schools.
Vice President and Provost Peter W. Low, who will continue to work
with U21 after returning to the Law faculty, said the new arrangement
will allow U.Va. to learn about distance education. Full
Football game changes usual permit
By Dan Heuchert
Sept. 13 home football game against Penn State will pose difficulties
for those who park, teach or work near the Carl W. Smith Center,
but University officials are confident that the situation will be
well in hand. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.
gotten great cooperation in the past, said Rebecca White,
director of Parking and Transportation, whose office must ensure
that regular weekday permit-holders have cleared their cars from
stadium lots by 4 p.m. so those spaces are available for football
fans by 5:30 p.m. P&T towed 11 vehicles for the Universitys
first Thursday-night game in 1995; that number dropped to four for
the second Thursday game in 1997 and zero on the day of the Dave
Matthews Band concert, held Saturday, April 21.
permit-holders now accept it, she said.
assistant provost Wynne Stuart said that reconciling the Universitys
academic needs with its football schedule has become old hat after
the two previous games and the concert. The Auburn game [in
1997] was on the first Thursday of classes, meaning professors
did not have the opportunity to discuss their game-night plans with
students before the game, Stuart said. This is the third Thursday
of classes. We can do just fine. Compared to 1997, Im not