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STALEY (left), a 1992 graduate of the University
of Virginia, has been selected as U.Va.’s
Distinguished Alumna of 2006. Since 1991,
the Women’s Center's Distinguished
Alumna Award has honored a female U.Va. graduate
who has demonstrated excellence, leadership
and extraordinary commitment to her field,
and who has used her talents as a positive
force for change. Past awardees include such
accomplished U.Va. alumnae as Katie Couric,
co-host of NBC’s “Today” Show,
Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano and astronaut
Kathryn Thornton. Full
University of Virginia students participating
in a sit-in in Madison Hall, U.Va.’s
central administration building, were arrested
at 7 p.m. on Saturday by U.Va. Police after
declining to leave the building when asked.
All were charged with one count of criminal
trespass. In addition, one of the students
was also charged with resisting arrest
and another had an additional charge of
vandalism. The sit-in began on the morning
of April 12 in support of what the students
have termed a “living wage” for
the University’s entry-level employees.
At that time they took up temporary residence
on the floor of the building’s front
lobby, equipped with sleeping bags and
enough food for several days. Additional
protestors put up more than a half dozen
tents on the front lawn of the building. Full
was the most lethal outbreak of illness
in history: a virulent strain of Influenza
A that sent thousands to emergency rooms
like the one shown above, and has been
estimated to have killed 40 million to
50 million people worldwide. It was the
flu pandemic of 1918. Could history repeat
itself? Will avian flu be the next plague?
Medical experts and scholars at the University
of Virginia, including internationally
recognized flu expert Dr. Frederick G.
Hayden, access the past for clues and weigh
in on the consequences of an influenza
Magazine/AP Photo: National Museum
of Health and Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Lecture: The Perfect Storm and the Privatization
of Public Higher Education 4
p.m., Solarium Room, Pavilion VII • Speaker:
Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Cornell Univ. • Sponsored
by U.Va.’s Department of Economics.
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