June 2005

The play’s the thing
A creative team that formed in Culbreth Theatre more than 10 years ago is still going strong — and being noticed.

That’s what first-year student Katherine Klem has to say about the state of tobacco regulation. Read what she’s doing about it.

Number natural
After earning her master’s degree in math at age 19, Isabelle Stanton is taking a break from school.

Nature or nurture?
Eric Turkheimer’s IQ study shows that if you’re poor, it’s not easy to bloom where you’re planted.

A second year in Scotland — June 2005
In her final column, Kirsten Beattie lists the things she’ll miss the most.

Did You Know?

On May 22, the University awarded 3,364 baccalaureate degrees, 37 of which were earned in three years and one earned in two. Isabelle Stanton (see story at left) was the youngest graduate at 19; Reginald Brown, who turns 67 on June 1 and earned an MEd in special education, was the oldest.


Of Special Note

Not your reunion year? Never fear. You can participate through the new College Book Club. Stephen Cushman, a poet and professor of American literature at U.Va., presents his book “Bloody Promenade: Reflections on a Civil War Battle” during Reunions Weekend June 3-5, but everyone is invited to join an online discussion beginning Monday, June 6. Buy the book and register to receive e-mail updates of Cushman’s posts now!