Johnson takes ethical tack
may not be real, but people logging in are still responsible
for their actions
by Ian Bradshaw
By Charlotte Crystal and Josephine Pipkin
Johnson is a leading voice in a small but growing chorus of philosophers
who are adapting traditional theoretical tools to cultivate the
new field of computer ethics.
joined U.Va.s School of Engineering and Applied Science last
fall as the Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics.
She is the first person to hold the chair, established in 1996 with
an anchor grant by the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation, which has
also endowed ethics professorships at the Darden Graduate School
of Business Administration and the School of Medicine.
with her colleagues in the Engineering Schools Division of
Technology, Culture and Communication (TCC), Johnson urges engineering
students to ponder the human side of technology. Full
No layoffs, employees assured
By Matt Kelly
officials tried Tuesday to explain an unfolding state budget picture.
meetings at Newcomb Hall and Facilities Management, Colette Sheehy,
vice president for management and budget, relayed the most recent
state budget information coming from Richmond and its impact on
the University. She stressed that the information is preliminary.
House of Delegates and State Senate have each issued their own budget
plans. On Thursday, the House and Senate are scheduled to approve
their versions of the budget, which then go to a conference committee
of six senior lawmakers charged with crafting a compromise budget
by March 9. The final package then goes to Gov. Mark Warner, beginning
the clock on a 30-day response period during which he has the authority
to veto line items from the spending plan. Full
New office champions undergrad
By Matt Kelly
University is expanding the College Fellowship Office in Garrett
Hall to encompass undergraduate research.
office, to be managed by Nicole Hurd, will act as a clearinghouse
for information about undergraduate research opportunities, both
at the University and around the country. Aside from promoting research
opportunities, it will also support students in their research,
work with them on grant proposals and showcase their work. Hurd,
who has been working part time, will now become a full-time employee.