Get high on GLU
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
By Matt Kelly
Faculty Senate focused on graduate student support at its April
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.
OConnell, 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
by Andrew Shurtleff
John T. Casteen III
Casteen discusses employee
issues, academic mission
By Anne Bromley
University will weather the states financial woes and emerge
stronger, as it did in the 90s during the states 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.
values that were part of Thomas Jeffersons 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 todays knowledgeable students become
tomorrows citizens. Full
Gift to provide $5M for Arts Grounds
By Bill Sublette
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.
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.