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JRB denies assault appeals

The Judicial Review Board ended the University disciplinary saga involving rising fourth-year College students Richard Smith and Harrison Kerr Tigrett last month by denying their appeals, sources close to the case said.


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Student groups return over $130,000 in SAF funding

Cavalier Daily Staff Writers Contracted Independent Organizations did not use about $130,000 in Student Activity Fee allocations this year and the money will now be recycled to the next appropriations process. The $130,000 is "about 20 percent of the total amount of allocations-up considerably from past years," Student Activities Business Manager William Hancher said.


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School courts note increasing role of professional attorneys

The University's honor and judiciary systems have experienced a very heavy presence of lawyers and lawsuits in recent months compared to peer schools. The University's honor system has been subject to more recent lawsuits than other colleges and universities, said Rutgers University Prof.


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Kory offered to settle case for $500,000

Alexander "Sandy" Kory offered to drop all University Judiciary Committee charges and to release all civil claims against Richard Smith, Harrison Kerr Tigrett and Bradley Kintz in exchange for $500,000, according to a May 5 letter from Kory's attorney, Lloyd Snook.


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Corner Meal Plan readies for national expansion

Soon the Corner Meal Plan may be reaching far beyond the confines of University Avenue and West Main Street. The Corner's alternative to University meal plans, which has been catering to students for seven years, is putting the gears in motion to turn into a nationwide corporation. "The Corner Meal Plan is in the process of franchising nationally through a parent company called Meal Ticket," Corner Meal Plan President Kent Schwager said. In its efforts to establish itself as a national company, the Corner Meal Plan has hired Charles Carroll as their Director of Franchise Development.


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Orientation welcomes first years

With three sessions already completed, the University's new summer orientation program appears to be a success, student orientation leaders said. A total of 794 students have attended the two sessions so far, with 910 guests accompanying them. "For a program running for its first time, everything is fitting together rather smoothly," Student Orientation Leader Beth Van Doren said. The orientation program is being held over the summer for the first time.


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U.S. News gives University hospital high rankings

The 10th annual guide to "America's Best Hospitals" in U.S. News and World Report has listed 10 medical specialties of the University's Health System as each being one of the top 50 departments in the nation. The issue, which came out on newsstands Monday, included two newcomers to the list-cardiology and heart surgery and geriatrics. "I think this reflects our commitment to patients and the quality of care we deliver," said Dr. Jonathon Truwit, Associate Director of Internal Medicine.


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UJC, Honor combat legal difficulties

A series of recent lawsuits and increasing amounts of administrative guidance have generated mixed opinions about the status of self-governance at two of the University's most symbolic institutions--the Honor and Judiciary committees. Public and media scrutiny, legal pressure and outside investigation have characterized the student-run organizations in the past year. Such legal intervention in the Honor and Judiciary Committees' workings, when coupled with other changes at the University, has threatened student self-governance, said Brock Jolly, Student Council vice president for administration. "Over the past few years, student self-governance has definitely been challenged, if not compromised," Jolly said.


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With Hutchinson's ERICA, the eyes have it

Thomas Hutchinson is not the stereotypical scientific genius his work may suggest. A University professor of systems engineering, Hutchinson clearly disproves the myth of the pocket protector nerd as he sits comfortably in his office.


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Student groups to move to Newcomb

With only six weeks left until the start of the fall semester, several University organizations finally will find a place to call home. In April, top University administrators decided that all student organizations with office space on the first floor and in the basement of Peabody Hall would have to vacate the building to make room for the Office of Admissions. A new special collections library will eventually replace Miller Hall, which now houses the Office of Admissions. H.


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Bodo's owner explains delays of anticipated Corner location

The Corner location of Bodo's Bagels has been "Coming Soon" for almost five years. Unfortunately for University students, that may not change any time soon. Bodo's owner Brian Fox offers several reasons for what has caused such frustration within the University community. "It's very difficult for me to open it on time for personal and professional reasons," Fox said.


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Soon the Corner Meal Plan may be reaching far beyond the confines of University Avenue and West Main Street. The Corner's alternative to University meal plans, which has been catering to students for seven years, is putting the gears in motion to turn into a nationwide corporation. "The Corner Meal Plan is in the process of franchising nationally through a parent company called Meal Ticket," Corner Meal Plan President Kent Schwager said. In its efforts to establish itself as a national company, the Corner Meal Plan has hired Charles Carroll as their Director of Franchise Development.


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Bodo's owner explains delays of anticipated Corner location

The Corner location of Bodo's Bagels has been "Coming Soon" for almost five years. Unfortunately for University students, that may not change any time soon. Bodo's owner Brian Fox offers several reasons for what has caused such frustration within the University community. "It's very difficult for me to open it on time for personal and professional reasons," Fox said.


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Miller to leave for U-Conn in August

The University will bid goodbye to H. Sam Miller, assistant to the vice president for student affairs, next month. Miller will leave the University to become the vice chancellor of student affairs at the University of Connecticut. "It's just a great opportunity and the right move to make for me professionally and for my family as well as other longer term career goals," Miller said. He said though he is leaving he will miss the University. "I love U.Va.


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U.S. News gives University hospital high ranking

The 10th annual guide to "America's Best Hospitals" in U.S. News and World Report has listed 10 medical specialties of the University's Health System as each being one of the top 50 departments in the nation. The issue, which came out on newsstands Monday, included two newcomers to the list-cardiology and heart surgery and geriatrics. "I think this reflects our commitment to patients and the quality of care we deliver," said Dr. Jonathon Truwit, Associate Director of Internal Medicine.


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Gay University alumni form new organization

Several University alumni have launched a new group to provide support to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered University graduates. 1995 College graduate Matt Paco and 1993 College graduate Brian Eley, former University Union Co-Chairmen, are heading the new organization. The Queer Virginia Alumni Association will consist of both local and national chapters.