Dec. 14, 2001-Jan. 10, 2002
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Casteen assesses state budget
Executives talk about the heart of leadership
Nurses convene congress to strengthen their voice

African-American Affairs office has charted successful, 25-year course

Building community: Peer advisors offer support
Take our Advice ... Tips for office security over the holidays
No quick fix for Virginia
Tuition assistance and reimbursement requests due soon
New Faces -- Top posts to be filled at U.Va.-Wise
Jan. 4 forum: Ask your local legislators
IATH proposals due Jan. 30
Gone but not forgotten
Happy holidays from ’Hooville

Happy holidays from ’Hooville

Virginia Gentlemen
Photo by Andrew Shurtleff

Music and food flowed freely throughout the Academical Village on Dec. 5, when a crowd of some 6,000 enjoyed the hospitality of Lawn and Pavilion residents and the entertainment of the Virginia Gentlemen (right).

U.Va. Men’s Basketball Coach Pete Gillen (right, center) recited an original poem, “’Twas the Night Before Finals,” written for the event by fourth-year student Jenny Rae Cortese. The Grinch and the Cavalier were on hand to act out lines in the poem, which ended with the phrase: “Let there be light.” And there was.

Some 3,000 yards of white holiday lights will continue to set the Lawn aglow through Jan. 1.

A Kwanzaa Fest that included a ceremony and dinner at Hereford College was held Dec. 5. Below, La Tasha Levy, assistant dean of African-American Affairs, assists one of the children who participated in the festival. Kwanzaa, Swahili for “first fruits,” is an African-American holiday celebrated each year from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. U.Va.’s event was sponsored by the Office of African-American Affairs and Hereford College.

Lighting of the Lawn
Photo by Andrew Shurtleff
Kwanzaa
Photo by Jenny Gerow


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