Margaret Bonner


Moving day will soon arrive for some U.Va. pavilion residents

Though Lawn pavilions see a lower turnover rate than the student rooms on the Lawn, in the next two years a number of residency changes will alter the faculty and administration profile on the Lawn. Of the 10 Lawn pavilions, nine are currently occupied by faculty members and administrators.

Heels dominate weekend, score 24 runs

The Virginia softball team finished its last home series on a sour note this weekend, being swept by North Carolina 11-2, 6-1 and 7-1. "UNC is a great team; they're No.

Youthful squad to return for fall

Virginia wrestling fans can anticipate great things during upcoming seasons from an already impressive young squad. At the center of the Cavaliers' youth movement is freshman Chris Henrich, who was recently named 2008 ACC Freshman of the Year. "I think its been an awesome honor, especially with the recruiting classes that have been brought into the ACC this year," Henrich said.

Foxfield Races clamp down on drinking

Students planning to attend the Foxfield Races this year should expect harsher consequences for alcohol-related offenses than those from prior years. Authorities plan to treat Foxfield-related cases this year in exactly the same manner as offenses committed any other day of the year, Albemarle County Commonwealth Attorney Denise Lunsford said. "What in the past has been sometimes loosely referred to as 'the Foxfields discount' will not be the case anymore," Lunsford said. To support this effort, some policies have changed, primarily to cut down on excessive alcohol consumption, Foxfield Races Marketing Director Anne Susen said. For this year's races, all alcohol brought into the event must be contained within a 30-by-17-by-18-inch, "regular-sized" cooler.

Student groups fill Lawn rooms

Recent changes to the now complete Lawn room selection process have meant that organizations with administrative agreements for Lawn rooms had to jump through additional hoops these past few months to ensure a member of those organizations would reside next year in their traditional Lawn room. Patricia Lampkin, vice president for student affairs, said the changes restore the original spirit of the agreements that are in place. "We're trying to both weigh the history of it and honor its original intent," Lampkin said. Next year's residents of the Lawn rooms traditionally awarded to members of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, Trigon Engineering Society, Kappa Sigma fraternity and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity applied through the regular Lawn application process as a result of the changes. Of the eight rooms claimed by organizations through special agreements, four -- the Honor Committee room, the Crispell room, the Residence Life room and the Gus Blagden "Good Guy" room -- have contracts with the Board of Visitors, Lampkin said.

University selects graduation speakers

Businesswoman Sheila C. Johnson and classicist Hunter Ridley Rawlings, III will speak during this year's Graduation Weekend, the University announced yesterday. According to Fourth-Year Trustees President Christine Devlin, Johnson will deliver her speech during Valedictory Exercises Saturday, May 17, while Rawlings will give the commencement address during Final Exercises Sunday, May 18. Rawlings is a visiting professor of classics at the University who formerly served as president of Cornell University and the University of Iowa.

BOV approves new arts center concept

The Buildings and Grounds Committee of the Board of Visitors approved the preliminary concept, sight and design guidelines for a "Gateway to the Arts," at last night's meeting. The project is a $118.5 million complex that would include a residential college for the arts, a new home for the University of Virginia Art Museum, marching and concert bands, and concert facilities. The complex would be located on the corner of Ivy Road and Emmet Street, west of Carr's Hill Field. In addition to the museum and concert facilities the complex would include a 250-bed residence college, a dining hall, a 250- to 300-seat studio theater and a café and catering facility. "We're looking at the possibility of linking to the International Residence College," University President John T.

Faster than a speeding bullet ...

It is -- literally -- faster than a speeding bullet. The supersonic combustion ramjet, or scram-jet, currently being designed at the University's Aerospace Research Laboratory is expected to fly at 3,700 miles per hour, nearly twice a bullet's speed. The University is working in conjunction with the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, which includes researchers at Virginia Tech, Old Dominion University, Hampton University and the College of William & Mary. At that speed, the five-hour plane ride from Charlottesville to Los Angeles could be cut down to about 40 minutes, according to Aerospace Research Laboratory director Christopher Goyne.

U.Va. students score high on CPA exam

The University tied for 22nd nationally in performance on the Certified Public Accountant exam, according to recently released statistics from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. The 2006 edition of "Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination" ranked schools based on pass rate and divided the results based on the degree qualifications of candidates.