Feb. 28-March 13, 2003
Vol. 33, Issue 4
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Reflecting on the past
Legislature: Cuts, caps and salary raises
Latinos see ‘world of difference’ in community
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Writing is ‘like breathing’ for Argentine author

A day in the life of Yacov Haimes
Call for help -- ER doc pushes for wireless E-911
Police chief logs first year
‘Slave to Scholar’
Tours highlight African-American history at U.Va.
Two distinguished faculty members die
Small-town southern life
Nature writers to speak
Forum lines up powerhouse of scholars
On Alert: Be cautious, be calm
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Reflecting on the past
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.
Photo 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 conceived.

The 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 raises

By Lee Graves

Budget 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 isn’t all bleak.

The 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 story.


Latinos see ‘world of difference’ in community

By Sarah Marchetti

Spanish 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.

"When 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.

 

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