March 14-27, 2003
Vol. 33, Issue 5
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Four appointed to Board
Healing: Anger after assault shifts to efforts to heal
Faculty still holding firm
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Bibliophiles’ Delight
Critical: South African nursing officials discuss impact of health care shortage on continent’s AIDS crisis
Honor committee produces CD, invites faculty to trials
Keys to motivation, self-knowledge lie in the unconscious, psychologist says
Virtual reality in music
Historian to discuss origins of human rights
Author Tom Clancy to be ‘Clear and Present’ at U.Va. March 21
Political humor: A tribute to Herblock
Finding history among the trees

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Four appointed to Board

Susan Y. “Syd” Dorsey, Georgia M. Willis, L.F. Payne Jr., John O. “Dubby” Wynne

Susan Y. “Syd” Dorsey, Georgia M. Willis, L.F. Payne Jr., John O. “Dubby” Wynne

Staff Report

Gov. Mark R. Warner last week announced four appointments to U.Va.’s Board of Visitors, all replacing board members whose terms had expired.

The individuals appointed on March 6 were recommended by the Governor’s 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 story.

Daisy Lundy, far right, attended a community response to her attack, held in Newcomb Hall Ballroom Feb. 26. Healing
Anger after assault shifts to efforts to heal

Staff Report

Spring 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 University’s diversity needs.

President 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 story.

‘Creative fingers in the dike’
Faculty still holding firm

By Dan Heuchert

In 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.

“Quite frankly, we are in danger of losing good faculty at every level,” Smith said then.

Four 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 story.



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