This week’s update discusses testing procedures, including wastewater testing in first-year dormitories, updates to UVA’s COVID tracker, and more.
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Batson co-founded UVA’s Department of Computer Science in the mid-1960s. Fifty years later, the program is the largest and highest-ranked of its kind in Virginia.
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The budget for the fiscal year that began July 1 now totals $3.76 billion, revised down by 2.3% versus the blueprint approved in June.
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The changes include renaming a school, contextualizing Jefferson’s statue, removing the George Rogers Clark statue, rededicating or removing the Whispering Wall and renaming a Law School building.
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The Board endorsed commitments to double the number of underrepresented faculty by 2030, review tenure and promotion processes and support a more racially and socioeconomically diverse student population, among other goals.
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It ranks the University the fourth-best public school in the U.S. UVA moved up two spots in the overall rankings, to No. 26. UVA boasts the top graduation rate of any public university in the country.
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The UVA School of Nursing has received a $5 million gift from the Pew Charitable Trusts to create the Rebecca W. Rimel Dean’s Chair. The endowed chair honors Rimel, a 1973 graduate of the school and Pew’s longtime president and CEO.
In the first of what will become a weekly update, student and University leaders discuss public health information and updates, address questions and find some new ways to stay connected.