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April 14 - 27, 2006
Vol. 36, Issue 7
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South Lawn gets green light
Five U.Va. grad schools among nation's best
Guaranteed admission program created
U.Va. extends offers to Class of 2010
Professor held one of the most influential tax posts
What's wrong with the media?
Supermassive black holes
Stellar misfits
Prior new chancellor at Wise
Taking the 'Mud' out of Mad Bowl
Lectures shed light on the arts in the time of Jefferson
U.Va. celebrate historic garden week on April 25
National Physics Day show
Former student activist to speak April 26

Students bring music with a message to Mali


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groundbreakingNursing School breaks ground for education building
A little bit of rain didn’t dampen any spirits during the School of Nursing’s groundbreaking for the $12 million, state-of-the-art Claude Moore Nursing Education Building on April 8.

“This is our mud and we are proud of it,” said Nursing Dean Jeanette Lancaster (at podium), who was among the first to dig in the loosened dirt. In January, the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation donated a $5 million challenge grant to the School of Nursing toward its new four-story, 32,000-square-foot building, which will be across 15th Street from the school’s current home in McLeod Hall. (April 12)

Gov KaineGov. Kaine speaks to Sabato’s class about jobs, taxes and transportation
On April 5, Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine addressed Professor Larry Sabato’s “Intro to American Politics” class. Kaine spoke about his transportation plan, which calls for increasing some taxes to fund road, rail and transit improvements — a plan which has support in the Senate but has drawn fire in the House. During a Q&A session, the governor fielded questions from students about the Standards of Learning requirements, the upcoming referendum on gay marriage and the loss of jobs in Southwest Virginia. While this was Kaine’s first visit to the class as governor (Kaine stopped by last spring while campaigning for the seat), every Virginia governor since John Dalton in 1978 has guest-lectured in Sabato’s class. Former Gov. Mark Warner visited each year that he was in office. (April 6)

Edward BairdStudent Edward Ross Baird wins a Truman
Edward Ross Baird, a third-year U.Va. student majoring in the political honors program, is a Jefferson Scholar, an Echols Scholar and a Robert K. Gooch Scholar. And now he’s one of 75 students named 2006 Truman Scholars. Sponsored by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, the award, worth up to $30,000, is presented to college juniors who exhibit exceptional leadership potential with career interests in government, public service and education. (March 29)


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