Jan. 14 - 27, 2005
Vol. 35, Issue 1
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Legislative study committee's review gives Charter initiative momentum
Students find intellectual growth outside the lecture hall
One of U.Va.'s most influential women leaders dies
Digest
Two top Virginia education leaders expand Charter to include all of higher education
The Charter initiative
VCCS chancellor embraces Charter ideas
Lawmakers await final Charter proposal
Q & A
Faculty Senate oks position statement on Charter
Kent works to develop even safer automobile restraints
African-American Heritage Month 2005
Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Beloved Community"

"Mapping a Day in the Life" opens Feb. 1

Nobel Laureate to speak on aging
You're invited: The study abroad fair
Architecture students share study abroad experiences using Internet knowlege
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Governor signals support
Legislative study committee's review gives Charter initiative momentum

By Carol Wood
On the eve of the opening of the 2005 General Assembly, the three universities leading the Charter initiative to increase institutional autonomy received some good news from the governor’s office.

Speaking at the third meeting of the joint subcommittee studying the relationship between public colleges and universities and the commonwealth, John M. Bennett, secretary of finance, said that Gov. Mark R. Warner views current proposals for change as “a significant opportunity to develop a new model — or a new relationship — with higher education. We might suggest going even further than what was discussed here today.” Full story


Moving beyond the classroom
Students find intellectual growth outside the lecture hall
jones working
Andrew Shurtleff
Robert “Bo” Jones has been an automotive technician for 10 years, although he works part-time these days as he completes his U.Va. undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. He’s used to working hands-on.

So Jones was a bit shocked when a third-year student asked him what WD40 was last year. For the record, it is a common household lubricant — something that most engineers in the field are likely familiar with, but doesn’t often come up in the school’s theory-based lectures..
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