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June 15, 2004
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RotundaIT WOULD TAKE MORE than the threat of a tornado to deter the U.Va. Board of Visitor’s meeting, held on Grounds Friday. As the dark clouds lifted, a silver lining prevailed for the University — a plan to establish a chief officer for diversity and equity and to develop bold initiatives that will quickly position U.Va. as a leader among public institutions in these areas. President John T. Casteen III and members of the board’s Special Committee on Diversity offered their full support of the plan, presented at the annual meeting by Angela M. Davis and Michael J. Smith, faculty members and co-chairs of the President’s Commission on Diversity and Equity. Formed last September, the commission was charged with studying the student experience at U.Va. and appraising the academic and social cultures as experienced at U.Va. — in both cases with special attention to the experiences unique or germane to women and minorities. Full story.
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Faculty hiring is on the upswing, with acceptance rates for women doing extremely well, said U.Va. vice president and provost Gene D. Block, during his update to the Board of Visitors Educational Policy Committee meeting on Saturday. Othe topics of discussion included an update on the science initiatives, with plans for a new research facility at Fontaine Research Park; ‘Teachers for a New Era; and the Faculty Senate. Full story.

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Sweeney Lays Out Campaign Strategy

Robert SweeneyRobert D. Sweeney, U.Va.’s senior vice president for development and public affairs, came to Saturday’s board meeting to lead a policy discussion on philanthropy and laid out his strategy and vision for the University’s next campaign — an ambitious plan to raise $3 billion in private gifts for the University of Virginia by 2011. The target is more than double the $1.4 billion raised during U.Va.’s last campaign, and it ranks as one of the most ambitious set by any university in the nation for a single fundraising campaign, according to University officials. Full story.

U.Va. News Services

Correction/Alumni News — May 18, 2004

Correction/AP —
May 14, 2004
Utility Work Necessitates Area Road Closures
BOV Backs Salary Supplements for Faculty, Staff
U.Va. Microsoft, Thomson Collaborate to Design New Instructional Tools
Web Calendar   Community Briefing/Health System Master Plan
7 p.m., Newcomb Hall Ballroom • Speaker: David J. Neuman, U.Va. architect • Info.: U.Va.’s Office of Community Relations, 924-1321.

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Appelt Named to U.S. Developmental Team

Track & Field:
Jorgensen Earns All-American Honors at NCAA Championships

Virginia Players to Compete Against U.S. Olympic Team

Starting Times for Two Home Football Games Announced

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