Study abroad five new programs
(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.
board hears grim budget news
Housing rates hiked, grad. student support wanting,
Med. Ctr. margin off-target
matters dominated last weekends 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
Warners budget-cutting proposals on University operations.
plan would cut deep
Governors proposal quashes pay raises and
reduces financial aid to students
By Matt Kelly and Anne Bromley
increases were among the items cut as Gov. Mark Warner proposed
his own 2003-04 budget amendments last week.
essentially rewrote former Gov. Jim Gilmores 2003-04 spending
plan, drafting his version to accommodate projected shortfalls of
$5 billion through 2006.
Warners 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.
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.
worse off under Warners budget than under Gilmores,
said Colette Sheehy, U.Va.s vice president for management
and budget. Warner has made deeper cuts across the board.
proposals increase Gilmores 2 percent cut in the final stages
of the current years budget to 3 percent, then establish 7-
and 8-percent cuts, respectively, for 2003 and 2004. Full