Feb. 1-7, 2002
Vol. 32, Issue 4
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Study abroad — five new programs mapped out
U.Va. board hears grim budget news
Warner’s plan would cut deep
Ayers reaffirms goal of first-rate teaching
New programs send students around the world

Programs combine U.Va. faculty, U.Va. credit, first-hand view of world

Pill-sized camera aids in diagnosis
Hot Links -- Virtual picture postcard
Faculty Senate creates new dissertation-year fellowships
In Memoriam
“Technology and the human person” series will explore though questions
Menaker to receive Zintl award
Notable -- awards and achievements of faculty and staff
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Study abroad — five new programs mapped out

Shanghai (left) is one of the cities where students can now study abroad. William B. Quandt, vice provost for international affairs, mapped out the five new programs in a presentation to the Board of Visitors last Friday.
Quandt also outlined the guiding principles that helped shape these new offerings. They include being able to grant students full U.Va. credit, academic excellence in courses closely aligned to U.Va. curriculum, attention to student safety and security, and interesting and exciting locales. “Our goal,” he said, “is to create a whole menu of first-rate study-abroad programs with U.Va.’s brand name on them.”
The deadline to sign up for these programs is Feb. 15. See New programs send students around the world and Programs combine U.Va. faculty, U.Va. credit, first-hand view of world.

U.Va. board hears grim budget news
Housing rates hiked, grad. student support wanting, Med. Ctr. margin off-target

Staff report

Money matters dominated last weekend’s meeting of the Board of Visitors, as members set housing rates, heard a disappointing financial report from the U.Va. Health System, expressed concern over support for graduate students and learned of the possible impact of Gov. Mark Warner’s budget-cutting proposals on University operations. Full story.


Warner’s plan would cut deep
Governor’s proposal quashes pay raises and reduces financial aid to students

By Matt Kelly and Anne Bromley

Salary increases were among the items cut as Gov. Mark Warner proposed his own 2003-04 budget amendments last week.

Warner essentially rewrote former Gov. Jim Gilmore’s 2003-04 spending plan, drafting his version to accommodate projected shortfalls of $5 billion through 2006.

In Warner’s budget proposal, a 2 percent faculty and staff pay increase has been eliminated from the fiscal 2003 budget. Raises for the current fiscal year have already been quashed and there is no decision yet on raises for 2004.

Warner’s spending plan seeks to soften the blow for state employees with reduced hikes in health care premiums. This, however, has no impact on University employees, who are part of a self-insurance pool.

“We’re worse off under Warner’s budget than under Gilmore’s,” said Colette Sheehy, U.Va.’s vice president for management and budget. “Warner has made deeper cuts across the board.”

Warner’s proposals increase Gilmore’s 2 percent cut in the final stages of the current year’s budget to 3 percent, then establish 7- and 8-percent cuts, respectively, for 2003 and 2004. Full story.

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