Reflecting on the past
by Andrew Shurtleff
U.Va. student-guide Erin-Marie Burke, far right, has been
giving tours this month to make the community aware of U.Va.s
racal history. Last year, members of the University Guide
Service started work on this tour, From Slave to Scholar:
The History of African-Americans at U.Va., which Burke
Saturday afternoon tours have been held despite the weather.
On Feb. 15, a snowstorm began that left some 9 inches of snow
on Grounds by Monday, resulting in U.Va. classes and some
offices being closed for the first time in
seven years. On Feb. 22, the tour went on despite heavy rains
that caused minor flooding in the area. For more on the tour,
see page 10. For more on
emergency preparedness, see On
Alert: Be cautious, be calm.
Legislature: Cuts, caps and salary
By Lee Graves
cuts and tuition caps imposed by the General Assembly have left
officials at U.Va. and other public universities in the state reassessing
their revenues, but the news from Richmond isnt all bleak.
legislature, which concluded its short session on Saturday, proposed
helping pay for a 2.25 percent salary increase for state classified
employees and faculty in November 2003. However, the increase depends
on tax collections meeting state revenue projections. Full
Latinos see world of difference
By Sarah Marchetti
professor Ricardo Padron says the Latino community at the University
has seen "dramatic and complete change" since he arrived
here as an undergraduate student in 1985.
I first got to U.Va., Hispanic/Latino students were completely ignored
and lumped together with all other minority students under the Office
of Minority Affairs," Padron said. "Now there is a world
of difference." Full story.