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???: Controversy and confusion

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Frozen funds, frustrated faculty?

Although a handful of University faculty members received slight salary increases, the vast majority of faculty and University staff salaries remain frozen because of the current economic downturn, according to released 2008-09 salary figures.Faculty or University staff?The distinction between faculty and University staff does not distinguish salaries, but roles within the University, explained Susan Carkeek, vice president and chief human resource officer.


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Honorable debate

Last week, the Honor Committee encouraged University students to participate in its annual Honor Awareness Week with the hope of engaging and educating the University community about what the honor system entails.After hosting a series of forums and distributing flyers, the Committee concluded last week?s activities by hosting an ?Honor benefits benefit? Thursday night.


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A Global Perspective

The University?s admission of increasingly diverse classes of students may receive more attention from many outside sources, but the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement?s office and the Commission on the Future of the University also believe the University has plenty of room to improve in another related area: faculty diversity.


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Learning to be human

Amid the current economic crisis, a common perception across the country is that many college and university humanities departments are feeling pressured as people worry about how a degree in the humanities will connect to a future career.


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More than just a piece of history

Students from the American Indian Student Union currently are working with faculty members from different academic departments to form an American Indian Studies program at the University.


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Living through the crisis

With the current economic recession wrecking havoc and limiting access to services, the challenges of finding affordable housing in Charlottesville have become anything but easier, several Charlottesville residents said.


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Making the cut

A month after Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D) announced budget cuts for state universities, University deans are still finalizing how budget cuts will affect professors, departments and students on Grounds.


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Watch your bytes

Recent updates to the Higher Education Act of 1965 require colleges and universities to take a more proactive role in detecting and preventing illegal peer-to-peer file sharing and illegal downloads of copyrighted material.


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Riding the green wave

From trayless dining to new bus routes, students may have noticed a number of changes instituted around Grounds this semester to improve sustainability in the University community.Most of the newly introduced initiatives involve adding services to already existing programs, University Sustainability Planner Andrew Greene said.


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Voyager

On the heels of Allison Routman?s and Mark Gruntz?s dismissals from the summer 2008 Semester at Sea voyage, several honor-related procedural changes have been made to the fall 2008 Semester at Sea Voyager?s Handbook.Routman, an Ohio University student, and Gruntz, a California Baptist University student, were both expelled from the University-sponsored academic program after they were accused and convicted of plagiarizing from Wikipedia.


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Semester at Sea honor procedures called into question

The conviction and expulsion of two Summer 2008 Semester at Sea student participants on honor charges of plagiarism caused several parties to question Semester at Sea honor procedures and the fairness of the expulsions, even though Honor Committee Chair Jessica Huang has said the procedures were fully in accordance with all rules and regulations.


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Students dismissed from Semester at Sea voyage

Allison Routman and Mark Gruntz may not be traditional University of Virginia students, but when they signed on for the summer 2008 Semester at Sea program, sponsored by the University, they also signed on to a modified version of the University?s honor system.


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#3 VIRGINIA

A new season has generated a new team for the 2002-2003 Virginia men's basketball team. The Cavaliers have undergone significant structural changes with the addition and loss of several players and a new assistant coach.


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CLEMSON

For the 2002-2003 Clemson Tigers, this season is all about balance. Clemson will rely on a balanced roster that features returnees at every position and potential contributors from all four recruiting classes, as well as balance on the court, where they boast scoring threats from the inside and the outside, to prevent a second consecutive losing season.


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GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

The 2002-03 season marks the 50th anniversary of the Atlantic Coast Conference, and in its half-century of existence, the ACC has risen to prominence as the nation's premier college basketball league. Early in its existence, football appeared to be the ACC's strong suit, but as time passed, basketball proved to be the ACC's bread and butter.


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.