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Aug. 30, 2005
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Academic Support Helps U.Va.’s Student-Athletes Shine in the Classroom

FROM THE FIRST DAY at U.Va. to Final Exercises, the journey to a degree is a challenge for any student. For student-athletes, the road to academic success can be a bit bumpier with the added physical and time demands of playing Division I intercollegiate sports. So how does U.Va. boast one of the highest student-athlete graduation rates in the country? Full story.

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U.Va. Experts Can Talk About the Repercussions of Hurricane Katrina

As Hurricane Katrina unleashed her mighty wrath on the Gulf Coast Monday, the powerful storm left a path of death and destruction evident throughout several states. U.Va. experts, including Jay Zieman, chair of U.Va.’s Department of Environmental Sciences, and Philip J. Stenger in the State Climatology Office and James Rubin in U.Va.’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, can discuss the environmental, economic and psychological impact that such a storm wields on not only the battered regions, but the entire nation as well. Full story.

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Racial Attacks Against U.Va. Students Will Not Be Tolerated; President Casteen Issues Statement
President John T. Casteen IIILate last week and continuing into the weekend, U.Va.’s Division of Student Affairs and the University and local police received and investigated numerous complaints about racial insults directed toward U.Va. students. On Saturday afternoon, U.Va. students held a public meeting at the Rotunda to protest these vicious and deliberate assaults. U.Va. President John T. Casteen III has issued a statement urging all U.Va. faculty, staff and students to join him in expressing outrage at these events directed toward our sisters and brothers of color. See statement.

See also Statement on Racial Incidents at U.Va. From Thomas F. Farrell II, Rector, U.Va. Board of Visitors 

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AP Correction — 8/30/2005
Richmond Times-Dispatch Correction — 8/29/2005
Daily Progress Correction — 6/13/05
Al Groh, U.Va.’s Head Football Coach, Signs On For Five More Years
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