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Jaime Levi

Capital Campaign concludes on high note

Five years and about $1.4 billion after its launch, the University's Capital Campaign finally came to a close at the end of December. Although the campaign has ended, Vice President for Development Robert D.

Officials seek strong finish for Campaign

If you are planning to donate funds to the University, now is the time to do it. The University's $1 billion Capital Campaign will draw to a close at the end of this year. The historic campaign officially began in October 1995 to support the goal of greater financial self-sufficiency from the Commonwealth, which holds the purse strings of the University's budget but has restricted financing over the last decade, Vice President for Development Robert D.

Student drug arrests spark concern

After the largest drug bust in University history, voices around Grounds expressed shock at the magnitude of an investigation that yielded over $46,000 worth of illicit drugs. The year-long sting, which involved undercover police officers and student informants, began in the fall of 1999, and culminated in the arrest of three current and six former University students for state and federal charges of possession and distribution of drugs including marijuana, ecstasy, LSD, opium and cocaine. The Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force also arrested four non-University students.

Funding problem hurts science faculty

Students taking natural sciences courses may notice they have difficulty getting into the classes they want. According to the Virginia 2020 Science and Technology Commission's report, the size of University faculty in the natural sciences is 34 percent smaller than the top 20 departments at peer institutions, leading to packed classes and irked students and professors. Despite the deficit in the sciences, the report states that faculty size in humanities departments equals or exceeds the average of those ranked in the top 20. The faculty deficit is not a reflection of the performance of the departments, Commission Chairwoman Anita K.

Board approves O-Hill demolition

Observatory Hill Dining Hall soon will serve its last meal. The Board of Visitors unanimously approved a resolution at its Friday meeting to demolish the dining hall and the Tree House and build a new dining facility in their place. O-Hill, located at the corner of Alderman and McCormick Roads, serves as the primary dining facility for the first-year housing areas. Leonard W.

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