by Jenny Gerow
Winged Aviator took flight May 31 with the help
of a Facilities Management crew, some heavy equipment, cable,
a hook and a pulley. Here, the statue is touching down at its
new location in front of Alderman Library, 20 yards from its
former residence next to Clemons Library. The statue was relocated
to make way for U.Va.s new Special Collections Library,
now under construction and slated for completion in 2004.
Board adopts $1.44B budget
concerns about state funding cuts and stagnant faculty salaries,
the Universitys Board of Visitors approved a $1.44 billion
operating budget for 2002-03 at its May 30-June 1 meetings.
academic division will get $835.8 million, or 57.8 percent of the
total. The Medical Center is set to receive $587.6 million, or 40.8
percent, and the College at Wise, $19.7 million, or 1.4 percent.
the proposed budget represents a 1.9 percent hike from the current
fiscal year, which ends June 30.
W. Sandridge Jr., executive vice president and chief operating officer,
explained during the Finance Committee meeting May 30 that the University
is coping with a $25.4 million reduction in state funds and the
second year without base salary increases from the state.
tuition and fees, which the board approved in April, will make up
for roughly half of the reduction, Sandridge said. Tuition and fees
account for $207.5 million, or about 14.1 percent, of the projected
total revenues of $1.47 billion. Full story.
Goodwins fund new Cancer Center trials
of the pancreas, head and neck, brain, and lungs are among the most
deadly forms of the disease, and there are currently few options
for treatment. With a new $6 million gift to the U.Va. Cancer Center,
medical researchers will accelerate clinical trials of promising
new therapies for these cancers, offering hope to millions of patients
and their families.
contribution from Alice T. and William H. Goodwin Jr. of Richmond
will be provided in annual installments of $750,000 over the next
eight years. It follows a $3.9 million gift made by the Goodwins
last fall to further clinical trials of promising new vaccines for
melanoma and other types of cancer. Full
Report: Connector to ease traffic
By Matt Kelly
the Lewis Mountain Road Neighborhood Association has been protest-
ing the construction of a new parking garage behind the Best Western
Cavalier Inn, a study commissioned by the University says that several
building plans, including the parking garage, will not impede the
flow of traffic in the area. Full story.