SEVERAL years ago, the Faculty Senate--chaired at the time by Prof. Jahan Ramazani--started an initiative that was termed, in its broadest sense, "Intellectual Community." By that we meant to focus on what is at the core of the University experience, what in our judgment makes U.Va.
I HAVE heard people say that the only constant in this world is change. But when it comes to the constants of childhood--the way things were when you were a kid--change is as welcome a houseguest as your Aunt Edna, who can't stop pinching your cheeks as if you were five years old. Most students go to college with the knowledge of looming adulthood, but take the strong stance that they will not be shaken from the foundations that make up who they are.
PEOPLE of the University: It pleases us to announce the formation of a new secret society at the University, the 12 Society. You see, the way it happened was this--we (there were 12 of us, of course) were sitting around on Monday (July 12th), and we figured it would be really cool to form a secret society.
AMOST 25 years ago I wrote a commentary for The Cavalier Daily that introduced me to Bob Canevari and changed the course of my life.
I GUESS we're supposed to feel really stupid right about now. With Alexander "Sandy" Kory's alleged greed exposed, we're supposed to fall all over ourselves weeping bitter tears of shame over the agony through which we put Richard Smith, Bradley Kintz and Harrison Kerr Tigrett. Perhaps you missed our "moment of revelation." Last week, The Cavalier Daily obtained a copy of a letter to Smith's attorney from Kory's lawyer.
WE COULD immediately tell that the letter was a clever deception. I had my suspicions the moment my roommate pulled the envelope from the mailbox and said, "It's from Steve Forbes!" Then he added, "It can't be that Steve Forbes... can it?" To my surprise, it was the Steve Forbes who's running for President, and he (according to his letter), wanted us to look at a fact sheet he had typed up and answer a short survey.