Headines @ U.Va.
Post hails solar house
The University of Virginia team handcrafted its long
box as if it were a jewel, reshaping recycled materials as ordinary
as wooden shipping pallets and as unusual as slate panels discarded
from the terraces of Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda.
Washington Post, Sept. 28
tribute from a high school 'thug'
In an age of despair over the state of public education,
Mark Edmundson's memoir serves as a testimony to the magic that
can occur even in the least inspired of school settings
when the right teacher meets a receptive student. At the
moment Mr. Edmundson met teacher Frank Lears, however, neither
appeared to be a likely candidate for a tale of academic redemption.
Yet that's precisely the path Edmundson chose, one that
eventually led to a professorship at the University of Virginia
Christian Science Monitor,
U.Va. Profs are SAYING
Quandt, politics professor, Middle East expert and vice provost
for international studies, on Congress move to recognize
Jerusalem as the political capital of Israel despite Bush administration
objections (Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 2): [Congressional
resolutions] cannot force the hand that does not want to be forced.
C. Turner, associate director of U.Va.s Center for National
Security Law, on the curtailment in civil liberties during the
war on terrorism (Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 3): We
are so vulnerable. We cannot bulletproof this country.
It may well be that 10 people are having to spend a year or two
in confinement in order to save 10,000 people from being murdered.
Sabato, politics professor and director of U.Va.s Center
for Politics, on prospects for Democratic Party gains in Novembers
mid-term elections (Boston Globe, Sept. 29): It's a tough
uphill climb for Democrats to take control. It's possible if a
last-minute wave is moving in a Democratic direction. That last-minute
wave could be generated by a bad economy, or public unhappiness
at third-quarter receipts [from their pension plans]
wave is invisible until you get 100 yards from shore.
C. Harrison, law professor, on the prospects of the U.S. Supreme
Court taking up an appeal in the dispute between New Jersey Democrats
and Republicans over the ballot in the U.S. Senate race (The Associated
Press, Oct. 4): You can't say we've got a constitutional
crisis and somebody's got to bail the country out.
Edward Freeman, professor of business administration, on business
ethics (Entrepreneur magazine, Oct. 2002): Weve got
it wrong when we say business is business and [it] has nothing
to do with ethics. Adam Smith thought that markets wouldnt
work unless people wanted to do the right thing.