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William Harvey  
Improving Social Justice on Campuses Automatically Improves Society, Says U.Va.’s Chief Diversity Officer

RACISM CONTINUES TO rear its ugly head all across our nation, and educational institutions prove to be no exception. But while learned prejudices may follow students to the halls of academe, educators have a unique opportunity to help build a “truly just and democratic nation,” said William B. Harvey, during his first major public presentation since becoming the University of Virginia’s vice president and chief officer for diversity and equity in November. In Harvey’s view, actions taken to improve social justice on college campuses automatically improve society. Full story with audio.

U.Va. News Services/Photo: Dan Addison

 
 
University Tallies Record Amount of Money Donated by Employees to the CVC

A record number of University of Virginia employees donated a record amount of money to help others through the 2005 Commonwealth of
Virginia Campaign. To
date, U.Va. employees
have donated more than
$688,000 — a $40,000
increase over the 2004
campaign total. More
than 3,600 employees
contributed to charities in the areas of health and human services, animal welfare and environmental causes. Held each fall, the CVC is a workplace-giving program that allows state employees to give to charities of their choice. Full story.

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Henry L. Johnson to Give Inaugural Address for the Walter N. Ridley Speaker Series on Monday

Henry L. JohnsonHenry L. Johnson (left), Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education for the U.S. Department of Education, will deliver the inaugural lecture in the University of Virginia’s Walter N. Ridley Distinguished Lecture Series titled “Preparing America’s Future.” The talk, free and open to the public, will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday in the Rotunda Dome Room. A reception will follow. The lecture series, sponsored by the Curry School of Education, Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity and the Walter N. Ridley Scholarship Fund, honors Walter N. Ridley, the first African-American student to receive a degree from U.Va. Full story.

U.Va. News Services

 
 
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT:
Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
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ALSO IN THE NEWS
School of Nursing Gets $5 Million for Education Building
Ivy Foundation Gives $45 Million to Support Medical Research at U.Va.
 
Web Calendar   Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra’s “Resounding Spirits” Concert
Sat., 8 p.m.; and Sun., 3:30 p.m., Old Cabell Hall • Sponsored by U.Va.’s Department of Music • Tickets: 924-3984.
     
 

Curry
Celebrates 100 Years.

Magazine is published twice a year by the Curry School of Education Foundation.

A Century of Service

Reflections: Four Deans Look Back

Curry
     
 
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Men’s Basketball:
Wolfpack Edge Cavaliers, 66-64


Swimming & Diving:
Crippen and Gordon Sweep ACC Swimming Honors

Men’s Tennis:
Somdev Devvarman Named ACC Player of the Week

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