Finals Weekend 2004
Photo by Jim Carpenter
By Carol Wood and Kathleen Valenzi
the morning before Finals weekend, two fourth-year women stretched
their arms around one of the hefty, white
columns that line the Lawn and clasped hands.
When asked what they were doing, they replied: “We’re hugging the
So run the emotions about the University of Virginia.
Students sometimes have a difficult time tearing themselves
away — even
when their four years have come to an end.
Class of 2004 is no exception. They arrived in Charlottesville
in the late summer of what was heralded as the new
millennium, and quickly
the University home, the Lawn their front yard. Full
Employees earn degrees
By Dan Heuchert
many as two dozen University employees have earned something
even more significant than a paycheck: a U.Va. degree.
When they walked down the Lawn May 16, each
was cloaked in not just caps and gowns, but in their own personal stories.