Increasing local control
Efficiency the goal of decentralization
By Dan Heuchert
Privatization. All these -ations what do they
really mean? Decentralization a general movement aimed at
gaining more local control over the business of the University,
in the name of efficiency and perhaps cost-savings has been
under way for some time, and now may be gaining momentum. But University
officials insist that privatization severing all ties between
the Commonwealth and the University runs counter to Thomas
Jeffersons founding philosophy, would be prohibitively expensive,
and is not in the cards.
it comes down to this: As Virginias contribution becomes a
smaller and smaller percentage of U.Va.s budget its
projected to account for just 8.1 percent of all revenue in the
fiscal year that starts next month the University is seeking
more freedom to act on its own without approval from Richmond, while
still remaining accountable for its decisions. Full
Casteen: Affirmative action rulings
consistent with U.Va.s policy
legal scholars pored over Mondays U.S. Supreme Courts
decisions upholding the use of race as a factor in university admissions,
U.Va. President John T. Casteen III said the rulings appear to match
the Universitys admissions policies.
separate cases involving University of Michigans undergraduate
and law school admission processes, the court issued a narrow 5-4
decision that allows schools to continue to take the race of an
applicant into consideration in the interest of building a diverse
student body. However, the Court voted 6-3 to strike down the Michigan
undergraduate admission offices use of a system of awarding
a set number of bonus points for membership in an underrepresented
minority, holding that an applicants racial status must be
considered on a case-by-case basis. Full
inmates Linda and Yvette (braided hair) hug as part of a role-playing
scenario, while other prisoners (from left) Linda, Janet, Tracy,
Charalee and Bridget observe the skit as part of a parenting
training session. These women are participants in the Girl Scouts
Beyond Bars program and were to put their training into practice
when they met with their children June 28 at the prison.
Helping mothers find hope
Girl Scouts, U.Va. psychologist help inmates become
By Anne Bromley
she was in fifth grade, Turtle bore a child. Later,
when she was in her teens, Turtle took another wrong turn by helping
two other women murder another girl who they thought betrayed them.
at age 20, Turtle is in prison for life.
despite the restrictions of incarceration, Turtle has developed
a loving relationship with her daughter, thanks to a collaborative
program of the Girl Scouts and the Fluvanna Correctional Center.
Turtle even volunteers in the program and has learned to express
her creativity, said Sarah Dansey, service area manager for Girl
Scouts. Full story.