March 31 - April 13, 2006
Vol. 36, Issue 6
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U.Va.leads nation's publics with highest graduation rate for African-Americans
Nursing gets $1.132 million
Peace Corps celebrates 45 years of service
U.Va.'s link to the East
How has technology changed history?
Teaching, it's a simple game
'Building Goodness' in Mississippi
Shatin makes musical sense of Jabberwocky
'Luminosity' sheds light on family's sordid past

VQR beats 'The Yankees'


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U.Va. leads nation’s publics with highest graduation rate for African-Americans

For the 12th consecutive year, the University of Virginia has posted the highest graduation rate for African-American students among major public institutions, according to an annual survey published this month by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. Full story
Nursing gets $1.132 million
Graduate students in pilot program benefit

For the 20 nursing students sitting in the middle of an ethics class, it was a puzzling interruption when a covey of faculty members entered the room bearing a cake, a bunch of blue and orange balloons, a camera and knowing smiles. Puzzlement soon shifted to jubilance when the students learned that they all are now Fuld Leadership Fellows thanks to a new grant from the Helene Fuld Health Trust, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Trustee that covers a significant portion of their tuition.
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