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Ex-football player receives new heart

Dottie Lindsey was just getting over the flu, but she wanted to get to Charlottesville before it snowed to visit her son Mark, a former Cavalier football player who has been awaiting a heart transplant at University Hospital since 1997. "When I arrived here at Mark's apartment, my husband was parked in front of it," Mrs. Lindsey said.


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Ackerly declines to discuss rush date

The Inter-Fraternity Council's nearly two-year effort to have formal rush returned to fall is going nowhere fast. Despite numerous fraternity leaders' requests, Board of Visitors Rector John P.


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Robb backs local control of building

Virginia Sen. Charles Robb (D) met with the Charlottesville City Council yesterday to discuss the future of the National Ground Intelligence Center, a federally owned building located beside City Hall.


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Latino-oriented fraternity gains deans' approval

The University officially recognized the Alpha Epsilon chapter of Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. Tuesday, making it the first Latino-oriented fraternity on Grounds. The Office of the Dean of Students made the group of men a fraternity by approving its Fraternal Organization Agreement, which outlines the relationship between the University and the fraternity. Lambda Upsilon Lambda will be the third member of the Fraternity-Sorority Council, an umbrella organization created in September for Greek organizations who do not fall under the auspices of the Inter-Fraternity Council, the Inter-Sorority Council or the Black Fraternal Council. Asst.


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A sharper image

Although laser surgery is a focal point in contemporary media, keratomileusis, or corneal shaping, has been used since the 1960s to correct nearsightedness. LASIK (Laser-Assisted Stromal In-Situ Keratomileusis), is the newest method of correcting vision problems in the line of different keratomileusis variants, and it appears to be the first largely marketable version of the procedures. First, anesethetizing drops are placed in the eye, and the surgeon marks the eye, to show where the cornea will be cut.


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CEO study decries University's use of race as admissions factor

The Center for Equal Opportunity has released a study that alleges a black student is 111 times more likely to gain admission to the University than a white student with similar test scores and class rank. The study was released last month, nearly a year after a similar study was conducted by the same Washington-based think tank.


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University library preserves texts online

An electronic book provider, netLibrary, announced an agreement with the University's Electronic Text Center that will make 2,000 historic texts from the University's collection available to the public over the Internet. The agreement, announced Friday, is intended to preserve historic texts in digital form and allow other communities to access the information. According to netLibrary spokesman Brian Bell, the company produces about 100 electronic books a day. The online company is pleased with the deal "because netLibrary has a growing user base," Bell said.


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University appoints Willy to vacated post

The University has filled the position of assistant to the vice president for student affairs -- a job that had remained vacant since mid-August. Lori Willy, who previously worked in the Office of the Registrar during her 12-year tenure at the University, began work Monday as the replacement for H.


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Task force to picture future of sports

What does the future hold for sports at the University? Perhaps robots will serve as referees or improved shoe technology will force basketball hoops to be raised to 20 feet. Such changes may be in the cards, but members of the Strategic Planning Task Force for Athletics plan to tackle more realistic issues pertaining to the future of University athletics. The task force, a component of the University's long-term planning initiative, Virginia 2020: The Agenda for the Third Century at the University of Virginia, has been assigned to set long-term goals for the University athletic department in areas ranging from playing fields and other facilities to athletes' academic performance to Title IX compliance. Members of the task force include several directors of the University's Athletics Department, current and former student athletes, and faculty members in several non-athletic departments. The task force already has had two meetings -- one in December and one Monday. Task force members have received background information on the Athletics Department budget, intramural and recreational sports programs and National Collegiate Athletic Association graduation rates, said Amy D.

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