May 2005

Social Security
As an issue they were studying became the center of a heated national debate, Eric Patashnik’s students saw the complex mechanisms of American policymaking in action.

Mission accomplished
For Rob Levit, music is more than just notes.

Pioneer feminist
Ann Lane still encounters misconceptions about the women’s movement.

Athletically gifted
Band, graduate research benefit from bowl proceeds.

A second year in Scotland — May 2005
On an Eastern European holiday, Kirsten and friends find both beauty and evil.

Did You Know?

In early April U.Va. mailed letters to 4,765 applicants offering them places in its Class of 2009. They join 980 admitted in the early-decision process and 13 students who deferred offers from last year and will enroll this fall. The 15,879 total applicants represent a 5.1 percent increase over last year’s total.


Of Special Note

Alumni from classes ending in 0 and 5 will return to Grounds June 3 through 5 for Reunions Weekend. New this year is the Arts & Sciences forum, “Our World Today.” Featured speakers include Timothy Naftali on American counter-terrorism efforts since World War II, Steven Stern on family decision-making on long-term care of elderly parents, David Waldner on nation-building in Iraq, Charles Mathewes on the language of evil after 9/11, Michael Smith and Angela Davis on diversity in today’s American university and Margaret Mohrman on spirituality and medicine.