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Not just a minor issue

The Spanish department announced a two-year moratorium on the Spanish minor in September - much to the chagrin of many students - because the demand for Spanish classes overwhelmed the department's resources, according to department officials, particularly in light of current and impending budget cuts and other economic woes.


Banking on elections

As students await the results of this year's University-wide elections for positions in the Honor Committee, Student Council and University Judiciary Committee, Student Council's Diversity Initiatives Committee is currently looking into excessive campaign financing and how it may reverberate into the demographics of student leaders within those organizations. Proliferation of funds Though most candidates spend less than $20 on their campaigns, third-year College student and Honor Committee representative hopeful Adam Michel spent more than $800 on his unsuccessful campaign last year.


Dashing to the polls

Although the University prides itself on the tradition of student self-governance, less than 40 percent of full-time students typically participate in the spring University-wide elections. The statistics In 2006 and 2007, 36 percent of full-time students cast their votes, but that statistic plummeted in 2008 when only 28 percent of students voted.


Past and Future Presidents

As President John T. Casteen, III approaches the end of his term and the University's Special Committee on the Nomination of a President continues its search for his replacement, Focus looks back on the institution's seven presidents and their terms of office. Edwin Anderson Alderman (1905-31) Edwin Alderman, the University's first president, held office from 1904 to 1931.


Achieving Unity

After a year under Student Council's direction, the University Unity Project made its debut nearly four weeks ago as an independent entity under the leadership of second-year College student Sheffield Hale and fourth-year College student Garrett Trent.


Can Charlottesville make the cut?

State budget cuts during the past year have chiseled away at programs and services at the University, but they also have impacted the surrounding Charlottesville area, where state and non-profit organizations have been forced to adjust to a stormy economic climate. Since early 2008, Virginia Gov.


Faculty Salaries 2009

Attached please find our listing of University faculty and select staff as of April 21, 2009.


The University and the World

As part of its mission to produce global citizens, the University has increased its efforts to advertise itself abroad, especially to prospective students who could boost the international presence on Grounds.

Latest Podcast

Today, we sit down with both the president and treasurer of the Virginia women's club basketball team to discuss everything from making free throws to recent increased viewership in women's basketball.