Nov. 12 -Dec. 2, 2004
Vol. 34, Issue 20
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IN THIS ISSUE
Report spotlights honor accusations
Christopher Brightman to head UVIMCO
Digest
Medical Center grapples with national nursing shortage
Standardized testing here to stay
State procurement rules expand
Take advantage of cost-saving flex spending accounts
A quarter-century of working for a sustainable Virginia and region
Environmental negotiation pioneer Richard Collins to retire
Drama presents 'the cherry orchard'

Resource fair welcomes new faculty and staff

Bookstore holiday open house Dec. 1
New metal could revolutionize industry
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Report spotlights honor accusations

By Dan Heuchert

Results from a new faculty analysis suggest that cheating at the University is either underreported or often goes undetected.

The report also shows that international students, athletes, African-American students and men have honor cases initiated against them at disproportionately higher rates. Once formally accused, however, they are convicted at a rate consistent with that of the rest of the student body. Full story


fall lawn
Chris Myers
Fall’s in full swing — but the holidays are just around the corner. Thanksgiving break is Nov. 24 through 29, the end of classes is Dec. 10, and the examination period runs Dec. 13 through 21. Gov. Mark Warner also has granted all state employees additional leave during the Thanksgiving through New Year’s holidays. See page 12 for details.

'Big Science' National Ecological Observatory Network being planned

By Fariss Samarrai

Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and other early Americans kept meticulous records of temperature, precipitation and barometric pressure. They often compared notes with each other, looking for long-term trends and relationships. Jefferson even proposed that every county seat have a weather station. He was concerned about the effects of climate on farming.

By the 1870s, the United States began building a network of weather stations across the country to better predict the weather and to understand the relationships between conditions in different areas. This eventually led to our daily weather forecasts, which can be relied upon for agriculture, transportation, commerce and everyday safety.

Jefferson also suggested conducting biological surveys, which have happened too, but sometimes haphazardly, with scientists in different locations often working in isolation on similar problems. Full story.

 

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Kathleen Valenzi

Senior Writer/Editor

Dan Heuchert

Assistant News Editor
Rebecca Arrington

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Anne Bromley

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Carol Wood

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Charlotte Crystal
Jane Ford
Dan Heuchert
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