Sept. 17-30, 2004
Vol. 34, Issue 16
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A New Formula for Higher Education
Darden School Dean, Harris, to step down
Alumnus Trice assists diversity commission
Medical Center budget healthy, operating board told
Civil engineering professor drives for safer highways
U.Va. in London
Symphony celebrates 30th anniversary
Bob Woodward to lecture about Iraq war motives
Engineer envisions vehicles of the future

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Sweet Music
Andrew Shurtleff
The 170-member Cavalier Marching Band made its Scott Stadium debut Sept. 11, drawing huge ovations for its pregame and halftime shows from the crowd of 62,790, the second-largest ever to pack the stadium. U.Va.’s football team had an equally successful home debut, crushing North Carolina, 56-24. The 12th-ranked Cavaliers — and the band — will entertain a Homecoming crowd this Saturday as Akron visits the stadium.

A New Formula
Special Report: The proposed Commonwealth Chartered Universities and Colleges Initiative

“What we’re proposing is not revolutionary even at U.Va.’s founding, thomas Jefferson anticipated that the state would not be able to provide the resources needed to fund an institution he proclaimed would be ‘the bulwark of the human mind in this hemisphere.’”

John T. Casteen III, President of the University of Virginia

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Darden School Dean, Harris, to step down

Staff Report

University President John T. Casteen III announced Sept. 9 that Robert S. Harris, dean of the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, will step down from that post effective July 31, 2005. Harris, 54, will resume research and teaching as a member of the Darden School faculty.

“I have decided not to seek a second term as dean,” Harris said. “As Darden approaches its 50th anniversary, a major initiative will be the launch of a capital campaign that will last through 2011. My stepping down allows selection of a new dean to lead the school through the campaign and to collaborate closely with our trustees in that effort.” Full story.

Alumnus Trice assists diversity commission

By Anne Bromley

The U.Va. students went wild, cheering and clapping. It wasn’t a sports game or a concert. It was the first black alumni reunion at U.Va.; the year was 1987; and James M. Trice Jr., class of 1963, played master of ceremonies. Trice, the first African American to earn a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, and a group of about 20 others were honored for breaking the color barrier at Thomas Jefferson’s university in the 1950s and ’60s. He was also the first African American to be commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in U.Va.’s Air Force ROTC program. Full story.


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