Topic: Students

Chinese Spoken Here

Chinese Spoken Here

A first at the Curry School

While Elizabeth Wesner was filling out her application to the Curry School of Education in 2004, she felt like something was missing. When asked to indicate which language she wanted to be certified to teach, she created her own box and wrote "Chinese."

Fall 2008

Having a Ball

Having a Ball

Professional paintball keeps Eric Prum (Col ’08) on red-eye schedule

Prum began playing professional paintball—where two teams play capture-the-flag by shooting at each other on a battlefield of inflated bunkers—his second year at UVA. After graduating, he plans to move to San Diego to work for KEE Action Sports, one of his team’s sponsors.

Summer 2008

All Aboard the Campaign Trail

All Aboard the Campaign Trail

College Republicans and University Democrats

College students have historically been dismissed as unreliable by pundits and political advisers. At the polls, their numbers tend to be disappointingly low. But these students are clearly not the fickle supporters that political strategists have assumed.

Summer 2008

Gusburger in Paradise

Gusburger in Paradise

As part of the annual Springfest festivities at Nameless Field, students tested their gastronomic limits in the Gusburger Eat-Off. Fourth-year Chris Jenne of Virginia Beach successfully defended his 2007 title,...

Summer 2008

Thirst for Knowledge

Thirst for Knowledge

Students' drinking water project wins award

When more than a billion people lack clean drinking water, the efforts of two UVA students might seem like a drop in the bucket.

Summer 2008

Opportunity, Not Poverty

Opportunity, Not Poverty

Xiao Wang wins Truman Scholarship for public policy studies

The third-year economics student won a 2008 Truman Scholarship, worth about $30,000, for his leadership potential and commitment to public service. With sufficient credits to receive his bachelor’s degree this spring, he plans to pursue a master’s degree in public policy this fall.

Summer 2008

Cartoon Flaps

Cartoon Flaps

Muzzle award faults student editors

A cartoon that caused an uproar after its publication in the student newspaper last year was at the center of another wave of controversy this spring.

Summer 2008

A Sound for All Seasons

A Sound for All Seasons

Cavalier Band builds tradition from ground up

Student leadership, always at the heart of UVA's band, is helping guide the group to a new level.

Summer 2008

The Evolution of Honor

The Evolution of Honor

Enduring Principle, Changing Times

The 'community of trust' traces its origins to the first students, but the Honor System has taken some twists and turns over the years.

Spring 2008

Pinning Down Prospects

Pinning Down Prospects

Garland goes to the mat for top recruits

Steve Garland (Col ’00) is a born salesman—that rare kind of coach who, through sheer force of personality, can persuade you to buy his pitch.

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Winter 2007

You Are What You Wear

You Are What You Wear

T-shirts and messages

Your abiding passion? Your sense of humor? Your favorite candy? They often wind up on T-shirts. Here’s a glimpse of what’s on the minds&mdash...

Winter 2007

A Musical First

A Musical First

An original path to a Ph.D.

Mary Simonson spent her childhood years in New Jersey doing normal kids’ stuff—taking piano lessons, competing in gymnastics and studying dance. Injuries and other interests led...

Winter 2007

No Laughing Matter

No Laughing Matter

Cavalier Daily cartoon leads to firing

A cartoon in the Cavalier Daily this fall led to protests, a sit-in, an apology and, ultimately, the forced resignation of the cartoonist.

Grant Woolard, a fourth-year...

Winter 2007

Blue, Orange and Green

Blue, Orange and Green

The growing environmental sensibility on Grounds

Though the pace of change might not suit everyone, UVA is moving toward a greener future on many fronts.

Winter 2007

Many Faces, One Body

Many Faces, One Body

Class of 2011 most diverse on record

Even before setting foot on Grounds this fall, the Class of 2011 made history. More than 33 percent of the 3,248 first-year students entering the University identified themselves as either minorities or...

Winter 2007

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Highlights

From Bosnia, With Love

From Bosnia, With Love

A stint in Sarajevo inspired Katie Gar Ward (Col ’08) to do something for the country's many street dogs.