April 11-24, 2003
Vol. 33, Issue 8
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Board OKs tuition hike

In his first action as U.Va.’s 37th rector, Gordon F. Rainey Jr. (right) announced the board’s new committee on diversity.

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In his first action as U.Va.’s 37th rector, Gordon F. Rainey Jr. (right) announced the board’s new committee on diversity. Seated by Rainey at last week’s meeting, from left to right, were board members Susan Y. “Syd” Dorsey, Mark J. Kington, Thomas A. Saunders III and William G. Crutchfield Jr.

Staff report

Tuition and fees will rise by 11.2 percent for in-state undergraduates next year after action by the Board of Visitors that satisfies politics and practicality.
State legislators, all of whom face election in the fall, passed a bill that will enable them to tell voters they imposed a 5 percent cap on tuition at public colleges and universities.

But that cap is part of a complex formula, which Colette L. Sheehy, vice president for management and budget, explained to board members Friday. The University was allowed to double the $385 surcharge imposed on the current semester and add that amount into this year’s base tuition before calculating the 5 percent hike for in-state undergrads. On top of that, the University can add a charge to recoup the costs of the 2.25 percent salary raises approved by the General Assembly, Sheehy said.

“The bottom line is, we went up as much as we were allowed within the guidelines,” said William H. Goodwin Jr., chairman of the board’s finance committee. Full story.

Gifts benefit arena, South Lawn projects

Staff report

Three major gifts have given new impetus to two of the University’s biggest projects.

New commitments of $10 million from Paul Tudor Jones II of Greenwich, Conn., and $5 million from William H. Goodwin Jr., a member of the Board of Visitors, have enabled the multipurpose sports and special events center to reach the $75 million mark toward the total cost of $130 million.

In addition, an $8.5 million gift from U.Va. alumnus John L. Nau III and his wife, Bobbie, will make possible a new building for the history department as part of the South Lawn Project. Full story.




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