July 17th, 2003 issue #0228

July 17th, 2003
  • Their words: Women at UVA

    Anne Coughlin She came to UVA law school in 1995 from teaching at Vanderbilt. She especially enjoys teaching courses in criminal law and feminist theory. "I love it here! There have been enormous changes at UVA and Charlottesville that reflect changes in the larger political culture. But in many ways it's still a man's world, not so much on the undergraduate level, but certainly among the law faculty of which I'm a part. It does not have sufficient numbers of women. You don't see as many female professors.

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  • Timeline: Women at UVA

    1892  Caroline Preston Davis passes the exam for a B.A. in mathematics, but instead of receiving a degree, she gets a crossed-out diploma marked "certificate of proficiency." 1894  Addis M. Meade receives a master's degree in mathematics. Later that year, the Faculty and Board of Visitors vote against admitting women under any circumstances. 1901

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  • Women, women everywhere: Trying to jump the gender bar

    "This is a man's, a man's, a man's world But it wouldn't be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl." James Brown wailed these words more than a century too late for them to cause any great stir in the mind of Thomas Jefferson, who apparently didn't give a thought to including women when he planned his academical village. In 1819, just before the opening of the University of Virginia, Jefferson wrote, "A plan of female education has never been a subject of systematic contemplation with me."

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  • The week in review

    Best boost to the reward for the serial rapist: Charlottesville, Albemarle , and UVA each have kicked in $5,000, upping the reward for the arrest and conviction of the man ...

The Dish


  • Profit-sharing: Alaska showing Iraq the way?

    Where are we? The second or third plan for rebuilding Iraq? Remember Jay Garner? Need I say more? Of course, it's not like Democrats have much of a plan for Iraq. Even as t...

Real Estate

  • Foreclosure auctions

    July 22, 2003, at 11:15am at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 507 Jester Lane, Camelot Debtor: David Lee Gibson Originally owing: $79,959 Bidder brings: 10 percen...

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  • $old!

    ALBMARLE 5/5  Sam Enterprises LLC to Barry Meade Homes LLC, two lots in Cory Farm, $110,000. R.D. Wade Builder Inc. to Lawrence E. Howard, 2127 Piney Knoll Lane, Spr...

Real Estate - Off the Block

  • Off the block

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: April 10, 2003, issue #214 ADDRESS: 1500 London Road, Inglecress ASKING PRICE: $1,075,000 SELLING PRICE: $1,075,000 DAYS ON MARKET: Not sure but close...

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Movie Reviews

  • Extraordinary! Connery steals the whole show

    Action stars whose biggest fight is to keep their careers going in their 40s or 50s (T3 came right in time to save Schwarzenegger from following in the direct-to-video foot...

Music Reviews

  • Thanks, physics! Babies CD a keeper

    Some albums take their time growing on you, requiring many listens for their final grandeur and worth to shine through. Some hit you right away, akin to being hit in the th...


The Brazen Careerist

  • Top-climbing: 10 tips improve careers

    It often seems like you don't have much say about events in your hectic life. But when it comes to your career, there are some areas you can control. Here are 10 things you...

Strange But True

  • Tooth truth: DNA lives on in molars

    Q. I frequently hear of familial research using DNA analysis of a line that comes to a dead end because the deceased in question was cremated. I plan to be cremated and wou...


  • Ask Emmett: Boaz knows whereof he speaks

    Who the heck is Emmett Boaz? That's the question on every lip this week, after the July 10 issue of the Hook catapulted the Greene County Renaissance man to prominence as C...


Cultural preview

  • Feel the beat: African-American festival celebrates

    Into the dead heat of summer comes the energizing, joyful spirit of Charlottesville’s 14th African-American Cultural Arts Festival. The week-long festival will energize l...

  • Friendly skies: Making calls to the cosmos

    Lisette Larkins has been communicating with extraterrestrials since 1987. The good news, she says, is that they’re not out to dominate or destroy us. On the contrary, the...

  • j. cr & p. brn

    For his previous exhibit, “j. cr & p. brn,” artist Jonathan Stuhlman did what few artists are willing or able to do (or at least admit to publicly). He took the ima...

  • Playwrights unite: Live Arts Summer Fest

    This summer, in their line up of no-frills, no-ego, just-the-play-please summer theater, Live Arts is including the works of four local women playwrights: Lila Fenton, Kath...

  • Summing it up: Station Break 2 surveys local scene

    Music is not the easiest thing in the world to describe. Often critics resort to comparisons to larger acts when they’re talking about bands, but this is a useful tactic ...

  • Tasty pickins: Get your own right off the bush

    “I’m up to my eyeballs in berries,” my friend told me the other day when I called.    I know the feeling. Every time my kids and I go out to a pick-you...

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