Four appointed to Board
Y. Syd Dorsey, Georgia M. Willis, L.F. Payne Jr.,
John O. Dubby Wynne
Mark R. Warner last week announced four appointments to U.Va.s
Board of Visitors, all replacing board members whose terms had expired.
individuals appointed on March 6 were recommended by the Governors
Advisory Commission on Higher Education Board Appointments, established
in February 2002 by Warner with instructions to review potential
candidates for higher education board appointments based on merit,
experience, sound judgment and proven leadership. Full
Anger after assault shifts to efforts to heal
break gave the University community a chance to move from the initial
shock and outrage at the report of a racially motivated assault
on a student to efforts at healing and raising awareness of the
Universitys diversity needs.
John T. Casteen III, who met with parents of African-American students
Sunday, distributed a letter to students returning from spring break
detailing activities and considerations in the wake of the attack.
He urged students to get involved, learn U.Va.s history and
work toward openness and understanding. Full
Creative fingers in the dike
Faculty still holding firm
By Dan Heuchert
October, Faculty Senate Chairman Michael J. Smith warned the Board
of Visitors of an impending faculty retention crisis as stagnant
salaries and budget cuts battered morale.
frankly, we are in danger of losing good faculty at every level,
Smith said then.
months later, there has been no mass exodus, Smith and other University
officials say. The same economic conditions that swamped U.Va.s
budget have deterred many potential faculty raiders, while the slumping
stock market has senior professors postponing retirement. Full