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Budget reveals allocation priorities

From the English Department with a yearly budget of over $5 million to the Women's Studies Department with its share of the budgetary pie at just over $200,000, University allocation of funds to different departments is influenced by several factors. Department size, the technology it uses, and the faculty it attracts all contribute to how money is allocated.


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Vandals damage student artwork, Buddha figures

Following the vandalism of a Chinese mosaic outside Brown College last Tuesday night, the University students who worked on the project hope to put the incident behind them and finish building the piece. The vandalism occurred between 12:30 and 1 a.m.


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Blue Ribbon Commission calls for funding changes

Gov. James Gilmore, III's (R) Blue Ribbon Commission on Higher Education is recommending that all state public institutions of higher learning should receive funding based on how well the colleges and universities meet performance standards.


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Hospital employee fights to wear pin

The Labor Action Group sent letters to two top administrators yesterday to request support for a University Hospital cafeteria employee's right to wear an $8 living wage campaign pin under freedom of speech laws. Richelle Burress, a Hospital cafeteria cashier, was sent home Wednesday after refusing to remove her $8 pin.


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Center gets $1 million in funds for youth program

The Center for Governmental Studies will receive $1 million in funding from the federal government to use to further develop its Youth Leadership Initiative -- a program designed to introduce young people to politics. The million-dollar appropriation was attached as a part of the Department of Education's budget for the 2000 fiscal year, Center Program Director Alex Theodoridis said. But the government funding is less than half of the amount needed to implement the Initiative on a state-wide level, Youth Leadership Initiative Director Ken Stroupe said.


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Study abroad participation increases

An increasing number of University students are considering study abroad programs this year, Overseas Study Advisor Jessica Roberts said yesterday. Roberts said she anticipates about 20 to 25 more students will study in a foreign country in the spring semester.


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Forum addresses women in business

The McIntire Women's Business Forum, in conjunction with the Commerce Student Affairs Office, held its annual fall workshop Saturday in Monroe Hall. Sixty first and second-year women interested in applying to the Commerce School participated in the four-hour workshop, which also was attended by Commerce students and faculty members.


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Couric wants more funds allotted to schools

State Sen. Emily Couric (D-Charlottesville) said she wants to devote state lottery funds solely to education yesterday during a speech to several Education School honors candidates in the Dome room of the Rotunda. Couric said she disagreed with the General Assembly's decision to divert lottery funds from education in favor of other projects. "The electorate was told that the lottery money would be going solely to education.


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University restructures vice presidential duties

University President John T. Casteen III announced plans Thursday to reorganize the top echelons of the University's administration in preparation for development in the coming century. "President Casteen has been in the long-range process of looking at how the University is structured," University Relations Director Louise Dudley said.


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City considers ending drive for town status

The city of Charlottesville is considering ending its five-year campaign to revert to town status. Charlottesville Mayor Virginia Daugherty announced last week that City Council would consider a resolution to reject the transformation of Charlottesville from an independent city to the largest town in Albemarle County. Daugherty, Vice Mayor Meredith Richards and Councilman David J.


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City, University address issues

University, Charlottesville and Albemarle County officials assembled yesterday at the Planning and Coordination Council meeting to continue a dialogue on issues facing the Charlottesville area.