Digest -- Daily
news about U.Va.:
by Matt Kelly
of the Pep Band welcome
students in August 2000.
Casteen flags band for unsportsmanlike conduct
Acknowledging that the U.Va. Pep Bands halftime performance
at the Dec. 28 Continental Tire Bowl ran afoul of NCAA and ACC
sportsmanship principles, U.Va. President John T. Casteen III
released a statement Jan. 2 vowing to re-examine and improve the
groups performances. (Top News Daily, Jan. 3-5)
Rescuers call it the golden hour the first
60 minutes after someone suffers a severe trauma, when odds are
best that prompt emergency care will save that patient. That care
will soon get a little more prompt for patients needing an airlift
to the U.Va. Medical Center, thanks to a brand-new Pegasus. U.Va.
has purchased a new Italian-made Agusta A109 Power helicopter
and is billing it as the fastest med-evac copter in Virginia.
(Top News Daily, Dec. 19)
fill library's budget cracks
U.Va.s library system was one of the first entities to bear
the brunt of state budget cuts. But the pain has been dulled by
the efforts of scores of volunteers who have pitched in to keep
operations running volunteers like three Phi Beta Sigma
fraternity brothers who spent a fall afternoon shifting books
from one floor to another at the Science and Engineering Library,
clearing the way for renovations.
Im simply amazed, said University Librarian
Karin Wittenborg. The communitys wholehearted support
for the library is keeping our spirits up in these tough times.
(Top News Daily, Dec. 13-15)
Lawn budget set at $160 million
The South Lawn Project is continuing to take shape. The Buildings
and Grounds Committee of the Universitys Board of Visitors
in December set a $160 million budget for the project and approved
renovation plans for Rouss and Cocke halls. (Top News Daily, Dec.