Sept. 7-13, 2001
Vol. 31, Issue 27
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Photo -- Student purchases plant from Farmer's Market outside Newcomb
University joins global group to plan long-distance education
Football game changes usual permit parking
Make votes count, commission says
Insiders analyze the 2000 election in Sabato's new book

Jefferson Award nominations sought

Authors join creative writing faculty
Poetry writing added to English major
University expands international emphasis with new residential college
U.Va.'s three residential colleges get new principals
Hot Links -- General Clinical Research Center seeks volunteers
High school students aid U.Va. research
Honoring the code: How faculty and TAs can promote academic honesty
Pavilion VII: building restoration now complete
Colonnade Club returns to newly restored pavilion

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Third-year student Lauren Purnell purchases a bouquet of zinnias from Marty Martin of Buckingham Bloomin’ Inc. Aug. 29 at the first farmer’s 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.

University joins global group to plan long-distance education

A Network for International Higher Education

By Matt Kelly

The University is going global by moving into cyberspace.

Universitas 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.

The 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.

Former 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 story.

Football game changes usual permit parking

By Dan Heuchert

The 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.

“We’ve 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 University’s 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.

Regular permit-holders “now accept it,” she said.

Likewise, assistant provost Wynne Stuart said that reconciling the University’s 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, I’m not worried.” Full story.


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