April 28 - June 1, 2006
Vol. 36, Issue 8
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'Living wage' debate
State of U
Tuition to increase
All aboard! the National LambdaRail
Researchers' treatment reverses Type 1 diabetes
Katherine Shirey wins award
Digest
Block scheduling
Great teachers
Uncovered cistern gives clues of early Lawn life
Commuting makes cents
Lowering barriers
Diversity post
Are your lights on?
Recycle

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‘Living wage’ debate
Student protest sparks passion, disagreement and a whole lot of questions
Photo by Dan Addison
Protests by student members of the Living Wage Campaign at U.Va. have been under way since February. This special report is intended to provide a balanced overview of the issues and of the differing perspectives of those involved. The goal is to give readers sufficient information to sort through the rhetoric and more fully to understand the complexity of the issues. — The Editors Full story

State of U
Casteen cites protests, touts progress in address

D
uring his annual State of the University address on April 21, University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III referred to recent protests by students for changes in the compensation of classified staff by calling their proposition “so revolutionary in its implications that it deserves to be understood by every citizen.”
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Tuition to increase
The University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors voted April 22 to increase in-state, undergraduate tuition and fees by $665 annually for the 2006-2007 academic year. Out-of-state students will pay an additional $1,845. Full story
All aboard! the National LambdaRail
High-performance computing now available to researchers

Big scientific journeys at the University of Virginia, once limited by computing capacity, now have a ticket to ride on the National LambdaRail, a nationwide high-performance computing network designed specifically to support research. Full story

 
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