Photographs by Andrew Shurtleff
to finish seventh in the Atlantic Coast Conference this
season, U.Va.’s baseball team is now leading the
ACC and ranked 15th in the country. Under new head coach Brian
O’Connor, the Cavaliers had won a record 13 straight
games through Tuesday and were 33-7 overall (14-4 in the ACC).
Led by third-year shortstop Mark Reynolds (above) and fourth-year
pitcher-first baseman Joe Koshansky (right), U.Va.
travels to Florida this weekend for a showdown with the No.
4 Miami Hurricanes.
‘We want to see results!’
Board of Visitors calls for progress on diversity issues
At its three-day meeting last week, the Board of Visitors examined
topics as wide-ranging as tuition and pollution control.
However, the discussion that generated
the most adamant call to action was the one that occurred during the April
16 meeting of the board’s Special Committee on Diversity.
In their report to the diversity committee, Vice President
and Provost Gene D. Block and Arts & Sciences Dean Edward L. Ayers outlined their offices’ activities
to increase the numbers of women and minority faculty at U.Va.
of my top priorities has been to increase the number of women
and minorities in top positions at U.Va.,” Block said. “It is critical that our
faculty be a diverse, creative group that represents the best of teaching and
scholarship today. I believe there is a relationship, not a choice, between excellence
and diversity, and we will not compromise in either.”
While encouraged by the reports, rector Gordon F. Rainey Jr.
said the board wants to see goals and progress in recruitment
“Let’s be crystal-clear; we want to see results,” Rainey said. “The
board has a deep engagement with this issue. I’m encouraged that we’re
starting to get traction with more leadership in this area.”
With respect to full professors, Block said 2 percent are African American
and 13 percent are women — numbers that have stayed relatively
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