The Honor Committee changed its bylaws yesterday to allow part-time students to be elected to the Honor Committee.** The move was made so two new Committee members could be elected to represent the School of Continuing Education. The Committee appointed an ad hoc committee in order to fill the two Continuing Education School positions -- by either election or appointment -- as early as this fall. Last spring, the Board of Visitors stipulated that part-time students in the School of Continuing Education are eligible to receive degrees and will be represented on the Honor Committee. Although originally intended to apply only to continuing education students, the proposal was amended to allow part-time graduate students to serve on the Committee as well. Vice Chairman for Services Cordell Faulk supported the addition of Continuing Education and other part time student representatives to the Committee. "Why should we deny students who live under the system the right to represent themselves?" Faulk said.
Despite the recent crackdown on underage drinking by the University administration, some first-year students still participated in the annual pilgrimage to Rugby Road during their first full weekend at the University. While accounts of the frequency of underage drinking differed, many first years claimed that it was relatively easy for underage students to obtain alcohol at fraternity-hosted parties.
The Scott Stadium expansion has sparked concerns from Charlottesville residents over a 23-foot concrete wall that stands facing their homes. Near the new Bryant Hall on Stadium Road stands a large concrete retaining wall facing Shamrock Road, which has a concrete fa
A University student reported being robbed by four unknown black males early yesterday morning while walking home from the Corner along Hospital Drive with some of his friends. According to police, the student had been drinking, was unable to walk and was being accompanied home by two of his friends. According to police, at around 2:20 a.m., the suspects approached the three students and pretended to lend them assistance. "They were leaving the Corner and just passing through Grounds when these guys just came up to them," University Police Capt.
Incumbent state Sen. Emily Couric, D-Charlottesville, is likely to show a large advantage in campaign fundraising over challenger Jane Maddux (R) by September. Financial reports will be released to the public Sept.
To help colleges and universities with the sticky admissions process, the Educational Testing Service, the company behind the SAT, may soon label high-scoring students who have overcome adverse social backgrounds as "strivers." The system still is in the research stages, but anti-affirmative action activists fear the acceptance of a model which takes into account a student's race. Using survey questions at the beginning of the test, the system would consider 14 factors in determining a student's environment.
Electronic applications for prospective first-year and transfer students will become available online by the second week of September. "The actual form will be electronically transmitted to the University electronic database," making it easier for students to apply and for the Office of Admissions to process applications, Assoc.
Our bodies are a war zone, constantly fighting off threats from viruses and bacteria. But what happens when our bodies attempt to defend themselves against the basic reproductive agents? A University research team headed by Research Asst.
What if someone stole your computing password? They could log in as you, send e-mail as you - and assume your electronic identity. Stolen passwords are one of the security threats posed by hackers that attempt to gain unauthorized access to computer systems. This summer, several computer break-ins occurred at the University. In Clark Hall, there were three related break-ins to the building's Sun workstations - the first in late June, the second in mid-July and the third in late July/early August, said William Shane Brandon, Computer Systems Engineer for the Environmental Sciences department. Brandon discovered that the hacker had broken in to one of the computers running an old version of the Sun operating system and was using that to break in to other computers. "They used this machine to attack other machines," Brandon said. The old operating system on the home base computer made it easier to gain unauthorized access. "It had a very old operating system," said Computer Center Lead Engineer Hamp Carruth, "Security holes had never been closed." After discovering the break-in on the computers in Clark Hall, logs were analyzed to identify the people whose passwords had been detected by the hacker, Carruth said.
Good-bye ISIS man, hello mouse. University students now can click their way into classes from their personal computers, thanks to a new online program that already has begun to compete with the telephone as the preferred method of registration. "I think probably by spring registration, we'll see the Web overtake the phone.
University students may feel the pinch as faculty members face additional pressure this year to bring the problem of grade inflation under control. Over the past several years, the University and other schools nationwide have come under intense scrutiny as students' average grade point averages crept upwards. Faculty Senate Chairman David T.
The University is no longer number one - and the faculty are not surprised. The University has slipped from its lofty perch as the nation's top public university, according to rankings released last week by U.S.
Days after the University and a group of parents put up a $10,000 reward to help catch the man who raped a University student in her home last Thursday, police are answering calls from people responding with information about the case. However, only about 10 to 15 percent of the people calling police with tips are interested in the reward money, said Richard Hudson, a Charlottesville Police detective who answers phones at the Crimestoppers hotline. The shocking nature of such a crime naturally generates a lot of interest - and a lot of calls, Hudson said. "I've been doing this for 17 years and I've seen a lot of sexual assaults," he said.
At a time when digital video disc technology is beginning to outdate compact discs, the language lab has taken a big step towards modernization by digitizing 80 percent of its audiocassettes. In their first day of language classes yesterday, many students were introduced to the University's $1.1 million renovation of the Multimedia Language Learning Laboratory in Cabell Hall. The Arts & Sciences Center for Instructional Technologies has added 58 state-of-the art computers and an interactive teacher-student console to the language laboratory. Phase I of the project included technology and hardware upgrades and furniture purchases.
The Charlottesville and University police departments are concentrating their manpower to find the man who raped a University student last week and to help assuage concerns about safety in the University area. Charlottesville Police Chief J.
For the first time in several years, Student Council is undergoing a major structural change that will split representatives into three teams to develop a cohesive plan for the coming semester. Although the idea has been in the works since last year, this fall marks the first use of the new structure.
Just four days after an armed break-in and rape in the Venable area, another University female student was sexually attacked while inline skating at Azalea Park Monday afternoon. According to police, the victim, a quick-thinking 17-year-old University student, averted potential rape and assisted in her assailant's prompt arrest by screaming for help. The victim allegedly was approached by Buckingham County resident Tyrone Nathaniel Jones while removing her skates in her van at the park, police said.