April 19-25, 2002
Vol. 32, Issue 14
Back Issues
Summer will be busy season for University construction
New board members tapped
U.Va. to develop state-of-the-art teacher ed program
Is the Middle East conflict past the point of no return?
Athletics to host faculty, staff

Restored West Pavilion Gardens turn 50

Historic Bolivar artifacts donated in honor of Jefferson-era connection
Hot Links -- Garden Week

Search U.Va. Web
Summer will be busy season for University construction

Miller Hall construction

Photo by Rebecca Arrington
Construction will start soon on the Special Collections Library, most of which will be underground. Its above-grade portions will replace Miller Hall (above), to be demolished in May. The $26 million project is marked for completion in June 2004.

By Matt Kelly

Builders will be busy at the University this summer.

Several projects are almost done, including additions to the Miller Center of Public Affairs and the Law School. Others, such as the new Special Collections Library and the Emmet Street parking garage, are just beginning.

One job winding down is the Monroe Lane student residence. First slated to be finished in June, a new timetable aims for July or August.

C.A. “Sack” Johannesmeyer, director of facilities planning and construction, said the delays are related to a variety of construction problems that the contractor, Beers/Skanska, has experienced, including the lack of nearby open space for a staging area.

“It’s nothing major. Construction is difficult there because there’s no space to lay anything down,” said Johannesmeyer, who said he and top Beers/Skanska officials are closely monitoring the situation. Full story.

New board members tapped

Staff report

Gov. Mark R. Warner announced four new appointments to the U.Va. Board of
Visitors April 11, bypassing all three Gilmore-era board members who were eligible for reappointment.

The new members were the first to be recommended by the new Governor’s Advisory Commission on Higher Education Board Appointments, which Warner established in February to review potential candidates for higher education board appointments “based on merit, experience, sound judgment and proven leadership,” according to the press release announcing Warner’s selections.

“The individuals I have selected for these boards have demonstrated their commitment to higher education through active support of their alma maters,” Warner said. “These appointees also share my commitment to ensuring a system of quality higher education is available to all Virginians. I appreciate their willingness to offer themselves for public service.” Full story.

© Copyright 2002 by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia

News Publications Editor
Dan Heuchert

News Graphics Editor
Rebecca Arrington

Senior Editor
Anne Bromley

Director, News Services
Carol Wood

Robert Brickhouse
Charlotte Crystal
Jane Ford
Lee Graves
Matt Kelly
Fariss Samarrai

Web Editor
Karen Asher

Send questions or story suggestions to Dan Heuchert or Carol Wood or call (434) 924-7116.

UVa Home Page UVa Events Calendar Top News UVa Home Page U.Va. Home page U.Va. Events Calendar Top News U.Va. Home page