Use values of liberal education,
Gov. Warner advises graduates
by Jim Carpenter
By Lee Graves
Mark R. Warner urged members of U.Va.s Class of 2002
to use the values of a liberal education to navigate in a
world of rapid change and increasing uncertainty.
more people in more parts of the world live in freedom than
ever before. But the fundamental values of civilized society
liberal democracy, free expression and economic opportunity
are under assault everywhere, as we all know after
9-11 in America.
whose wife, Lisa Collis, is a 1977 graduate of U.Va., was
the guest speaker at Sundays 173rd Final Exercises,
which drew more than 30,000 people to the Lawn and satellite
locations. He also advised graduates to resist distilling
complex issues into sound bites, to honor tradition without
being bound to it and to remember the foundation of values
laid by the University. Full
President John T. Casteen III (left) and Virginia Gov.
Mark Warner process down the Lawn at Finals May 19 behind
Grand Marshal Charles Tolbert.
African schools here to plan consortium
officials from four universities in southern Africa will visit U.Va.
to talk about forming a consortium with far-reaching implications
in education, research, health care and public policy.
consortium would expand relationships with U.Va. built over the
past 25 years and would encourage collaborative work in environmental
sciences, long-distance learning, international studies and HIV
Mazula, vice chancellor of the University of Eduardo Mondlane in
Mozambique; G.M. Nkondo, vice chancellor of the University of Venda
in South Africa; Sharon Siverts, vice chancellor of the University
of Botswana; and Luis G. Nongxa, deputy vice chancellor of the University
of the Witswatersrand, also in South Africa, will meet with U.Va.
President John T. Casteen III during their visit. Full