Darden to run ethics institute
by John Harrington
Frank Raines,chairman and CEO of Fannie Mae, announces
the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics Jan.
14 in Washington, D.C., as Hank McKinnell, CEO of Pfizer, looks
on. The Institute, based at the Darden School, will bring together
CEOs and ethics professors to enhance corporate leaders’
ability to deal with ethical challenges.
public confidence in American corporations shaken in recent years
by the financial wrongdoings of several big-name companies, the
Business Roundtable, a group of 150 leading chief executives, decided
that something was needed to renew and enhance the link between
ethical behavior and business practices. The members turned to U.Va.’s
Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, with its strength
in applied ethics, to create a new Business Roundtable Institute
for Corporate Ethics.
institute’s mission brings together the business and academic
worlds to provide practical, hands-on training in ethical business
practices to current and emerging business leaders. Full
Faculty Senate talks athletics, other business
By Matt Kelly
of Athletics Craig K. Littlepage assured the Faculty Senate Jan.
20 that he was moving his department toward a 100 percent graduation
rate for athletes who complete their eligibility at U.Va.
Littlepage also said the athletic department wants to win championships,
increase its endowment, build the highest-quality facilities, improve
recruitment and meet all gender-equity requirements.
student-athletes posted an 82 percent graduation rate in the recent
National Collegiate Athletic Association survey, compared to the
national average of 63 percent. Littlepage cautioned the faculty
that the U.Va. rate was deceptive because the NCAA graduation rates
are based solely on students who matriculate at a university, receive
some form of grant or aid, remain for their entire four years at
the same university and then graduate. Thus, athletes who start
at U.Va., transfer to other schools in good academic standing and
graduate from those institutions are counted as non-graduates in
U.Va.’s graduation numbers. Full
First Lady of Virginia, Lisa Collis, a leader
in public service
By Penny Chang and Anne Bromley
Collis admits that when she roused fellow students into action at
U.Va., the results were sometimes dubious.
an intramural captain in single-sex Bonnycastle dormitory in the
mid-70s, she marched determinedly up and down the hall until she
had raised a team for a swim meet early in the year. But when her
team walked into Memorial Gym, primed to compete, they stopped short:
they were the only women there.
that,” she concedes, “it was really hard for me to recruit
them for anything.”
her husband, Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, took office in January 2002,
however, Collis — the first first lady of Virginia not to
use her husband’s name — no longer has any trouble drawing
people to events that interest her, especially causes that benefit
children. Full story.