May 28-June 10, 2004
Vol. 34, Issue 10
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Finals Weekend 2004
Miksad to leave deanship
Wadley named 2004 inventor of the year
Headlines @ U.Va.
General Assembly roundup
Smackdown your vote
College strikes a high-tech deal with Microsoft and Thomson Learning
A Childhood Dream Come True
A Day in the Life
University’s busiest gym to debut new addition
The Ultimate Guide to Getting the Career You Want
Ring CMC telethon phones for 20th year
Museum having 30th birthday party

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Finals Weekend 2004
The Rotunda
Photo by Jim Carpenter

By Carol Wood and Kathleen Valenzi

On 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 University.”

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.

The Class of 2004 is no exception. They arrived in Charlottesville in the late summer of what was heralded as the new millennium, and quickly began calling the University home, the Lawn their front yard. Full story.

Employees earn degrees

By Dan Heuchert

As 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. Full story.

© Copyright 2004 by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia

Kathleen Valenzi

Senior Writer/Editor

Dan Heuchert

Assistant News Editor
Rebecca Arrington

Senior Writer/Editor
Anne Bromley

Art Director
Bill Thompson

Assistant Vice President for University Relations
Carol Wood

Charlotte Crystal
Jane Ford
Katherine Thompson Jackson
Matt Kelly
Fariss Samarrai

Web Editor
Karen Asher

Send questions or story suggestions to Dan Heuchert or Carol Wood or call (434) 924-7116.

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