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New study shows college women risk depression

Depression is common in about half of all female students as they try to adjust to college life, according to a recent study conducted at UCLA. The study found depression is now more prevalent among first-year females than in any other college population.


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Medical Center reports increased revenue

Regardless of a nation-wide trend of drastic medical school financial losses, the University Medical Center reported yesterday that while it had a strong fiscal year, the Center still is struggling to harness ever-growing expenses.


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City officials debate plans for parkway

Route 29 has major traffic problems, and several local leaders are hoping the controversial Meadowcreek Parkway will be part of the solution. With the support of both Charlottesville and Albemarle County, the matter of approving the parkway now rests solely with the Commonwealth Transportation Board, a governor-appointed board that oversees all state transportation issues. The Meadowcreek Parkway would be a two-mile road between Rio Road in Albemarle and Charlottesville's Route 250 bypass.


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Students, Charlottesville officials continue to conflict over University parking issues

Despite University and city officials' continued efforts to ease the trauma of Charlottesville's notoriously limited parking, students and residents are still complaining of a lose-lose situation. Charlottesville's creation of a 24-hour parking permit zone last year at University Circle, a street where many University students and faculty live, sparked controversy when residents thought it unfairly restricted parking privileges to those who held the $10 permits.


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Thieves nab Law School oil painting

A painting worth at least $16,000 that has been the subject of jokes by Law students during past years was stolen off a wall at the School of Law. The painting, by Virginia artist Stephen Fox, is called "Couples" and depicts two dogs in a residential neighborhood. The painting disappeared from the wall of the first floor of Withers Hall either late Sunday night or early Monday morning, said Denise Forster, School of Law media representative. Forster said the theft was most likely the work of more than one person, since the painting is extremely large. "One person could not have carried it out and seen where they were going," she said. Cordel Faulk, Honor Committee vice chairman for services and Law student, said Law students commonly refer to the painting, which was featured on a T-shirt last year, as "Hell Hounds." "It is the subject of a lot of conversation at the Law School," Faulk said. School of Law Prof.


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Police look into break-in

Charlottesville Police are investigating a break-in at the Delta Gamma Sorority House on Madison Lane that allegedly occurred at 5 a.m.


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Garden Room combats apathy

The Faculty Senate is seeking ways to revitalize the struggling Garden Room, a dining facility that opened last fall as part of an effort to cultivate the University's intellectual community. The facility, located on the West Range, is supposed to foster student, staff and faculty interaction, but has not been attracting enough patrons, Director of Dining Services Edward Gutauskas said. The Garden Room needs to become more profitable, Gutaukas said. "It's a popular place but it doesn't cover its own cost," he said. About 75 faculty, staff, graduate students and invited undergraduates now eat lunch each weekday at the Garden Room, he added. "If we can increase the usage 15 or 20 people a day" the facility will cover its own cost, Faculty Senate Chairman David T.


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Madison House may face 5 percent yearly cut in funds

As the battle over how much Student Activity Fee funding Madison House should receive enters its third year, a proposal has been put on the table which would restructure the way Madison House receives SAF money by decreasing funding by 5 percent each year. The new plan, proposed by Student Council members and William W.


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Committee works for ID-free AFC entrance

The Honor Committee is undertaking a semester-long drive to allow students without their ID cards to use the Aquatic and Fitness Center by citing the honor code. Students now are required to show their IDs before using the gym's facilities, but the Committee is preparing to take action and eliminate this requirement at the gym and other places on Grounds. "Students can go to stores at the Corner or in downtown, write checks without identification and be trusted.


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Kick carries Cavs to 20-17 victory

Last year, kicker Todd Braverman was known more for the kicks he missed than the ones he made. If Saturday's opener against North Carolina was any indication, things might be different for Braverman in 1999. After failing to convert on pivotal field goals against both Georgia and Georgia Tech last season, Braverman nailed a 50-yard, game-winning field goal to lift Virginia to a 20-17 defeat of North Carolina. "Everybody was questioning me" after last year, Braverman said.


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Orientation meets mixed reaction

The revamped orientation program has drawn mixed reactions from first-year students -- although many reported the new summer session was useful, many also complained that fall orientation was repetitious and dull. Fall orientation "was okay -- some of it was helpful and other stuff was boring," first-year College student Sarah Marchetti said. First-year students went through a four-day fall orientation program, from Saturday Aug.


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Part-time students to serve on Honor

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.


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First years continue trek to Rugby

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.