May 3-9, 2002
Vol. 32, Issue 16
Back Issues
Faculty Senate reports on grad student issues
Casteen discusses employee issues, academic mission
Gift to provide $5M for Arts Grounds
Elwood, key figure in U.Va.’s desegregation, dies
Center promotes value of politics and importance of civic-mindedness

Pedalin’ professor weaned himself from his wheels

Letters -- letter from Eugenio Schettini
Hot Links -- Office of the Architect
Graduate assistants receive teaching awards
Summer camps to keep kids busy
Politics 101: Gov. Warner addresses students

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‘Get high on GLU’

Photo by Jenny Gerow
— That was the message graduate students delivered at a press conference and rally on the south end of the Lawn Monday. The events were sponsored by GLU, the newly formed Graduate Labor Union-Communication Workers of America, to inform the community of its mission, which includes protecting and increasing the excellence of scholarship, research and teaching at U.Va.

Faculty Senate reports on grad student issues

By Matt Kelly

The Faculty Senate focused on graduate student support at its April 23 meeting.
Senators presented reports on graduate student funding, dissertation-year fellowships and a graduate and professional student center envisioned as part of the South Lawn Project.

Robert O’Connell, who chaired the subcommittee on graduate student funding, said financial support for grad students is a core weakness of the University. Graduate students make a central contribution to research and scholarship, and provide more services than they use, he said. Full story.

President John T. Casteen III
Photo by Andrew Shurtleff
President John T. Casteen III

Casteen discusses employee issues, academic mission

By Anne Bromley

The University will weather the state’s financial woes and emerge stronger, as it did in the ’90s during the state’s last budget crisis, said President John T. Casteen III in his annual address April 24. Speaking to faculty, staff, administrators and students in Old Cabell Auditorium, Casteen discussed several topics “that have interested the University community in recent times and that seem to me to be serious matters for the present and the future” — salary issues, budget cuts and future plans.

The values that were part of Thomas Jefferson’s dream in founding the University have enabled it to evolve as times have changed, he reminded members of the University community. U.Va. will continue to offer an education to talented students against the backdrop of human freedom because today’s knowledgeable students become tomorrow’s citizens. Full story.

Gift to provide $5M for Arts Grounds

By Bill Sublette

The University has received a $5 million challenge gift from an anonymous donor to encourage support for the Arts Grounds, a proposed complex of new and expanded facilities for U.Va.’s arts programs.

Aimed at spurring completion of individual projects in the proposed arts district, the gift will create the Arts Grounds Challenge Fund. The fund will match contributions of up to $1 million from other donors for any facility envisioned for the Arts Grounds, including theaters, recital halls, galleries and teaching studios within the new and renovated buildings. Full story.


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