Headlines @ U.Va.
IF YOU WANT IT DONE RIGHT ...
A survey co-sponsored by San Jose [Calif.] State University and
the San Jose Mercury News found that even in this supposed age
of enlightenment about gender roles, women still do most of the
work in Silicon Valley households. Apparently, many of the women
are OK with it, and that came as little surprise to U.Va. sociology
professor Steven Nock. Most wives in national surveys report
their household division of labor is fair even when, from
an outsiders point of view, its not, he said.
One explanation the newspaper offered: Women take on more chores
to make sure they are done right. San Jose Mercury News,
FACE OF THE UNIVERSITY
Expect to hear a lot about Matt Schaub this fall, even if you
arent a football fan. U.Va.s sports marketers are
pushing the Cavalier quarterback as a candidate for the Heisman
Trophy, awarded annually to the nations top college player.
The graduate student was recently the subject of a major profile
in USA Today, where he sang U.Va.s praises. Virginia
is a magical place, he said. You find out about it
the first day you step on The Grounds the history, the
tradition, Thomas Jefferson, The Lawn. He also fessed
up to streaking the Lawn in his first year, disrobing on the Rotunda
steps and making a mad dash for Homers statue. You
try to get back fast, he said. Thats where your
clothes are. USA Today, Aug. 18
OF THE WEIRD? NOPE, JUST CALIFORNIA
Normally, politics professor Larry J. Sabato would be focusing
laser-like on the 2004 presidential race these days. But a seductive
distraction has arisen in California, where an upcoming recall
election will determine whether voters will dump incumbent Gov.
Gray Davis, and if so, which of the dozens of candidates on the
ballot will succeed him. In a commentary for the Los Angeles Times,
Sabato wrote, Californias national spectacle has been
called a circus, but its more like a zoo with the cages
of the untrained animals pushed wide open. Every stereotype of
the Golden State has been validated, from the regrettable obsession
with superficial Hollywood celebrity to its arms-open-wide welcome
for, well, unusual people. Los Angeles Times,
Steve Kaplan is making his presence felt as he enters his second
year as chancellor of U.Va.s College at Wise, proposing
new academic programs in computer science, technology and engineering.
The school recently announced that it received federal funding
and a private donation totaling nearly $130,000 to study the idea.
Kaplan has the backing of U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Abingdon,
who declared, The presence of an engineering program in
Wise would expand the educational opportunities available to Southwest
Virginia residents and would serve as a valuable economic development
tool by adding another group of highly trained workers to our
regions skilled workforce. The Coalfield
Progress, Aug. 14