Scott receives Thomas Jefferson Award, Gies address importance of language education in global world
|Photo by Lincoln Ross Barbour
After conferring honors on 347 third-year U.Va. students, President John T. Casteen III (above left) announced Robert E. Scott (center) as this year’s winner of the Thomas Jefferson Award. When the former dean of the Law School tried to return to his seat, Casteen beckoned him back to stand for an extended round of applause before sharing some of the beloved faculty member’s accomplishments with those at Fall Convocation on Oct. 22. Full story.
Minimum wage raised to $8.62 per hour
By Dan Heuchert
The University’s lowest-paid employees will soon get a raise.
Effective Dec. 22, the minimum hiring rate for classified salaried or wage employees in the University’s Academic Division will increase from $8.37 per hour to $8.62 per hour, said Thomas E. Gausvik, the University’s chief human resource officer.
The Medical Center also will boost its minimum hiring rate from $8.37 to $8.62 per hour, effective Jan. 2, said Graham O. Grove, the Health System’s acting compensation director. Full story.
U.Va. well-prepared for flu season
By Katherine Ward
Ah, the flu season. This year, there is bad news, and there is good news. And then there is even better news.
The bad news, of course, is that flu season is here — and it’s leaving the country in a panic over a shortage of vaccines. Chiron Corp., one of the nation’s two vaccine suppliers, reported possible contamination in their plant on Oct. 8, affecting the 48 million doses they were supposed to send to the United States. As a result, the number of doses nationwide has been nearly cut in half, leaving vulnerable Americans desperate to find another means of prevention. Full story.