Not working in your major field

Submitted on Apr 3, 2014 by Frank Forman (Col ’66, Grad ’68)

Many of us, if not most, wind up in a career in a field one didn’t major in. Even so, choosing that major was not a waste of time. We would all like to know your own career path and how you nevertheless benefited.

In my own case, I was a math major, though I hardly…more >

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  1. Tony Ross on said:
    My degree is in accounting, but I'm a Longshoreman I got the degree because I really thought I would enjoy working in accounting. I love numbers and math but realized that I don't like all the laws and regulations that you have to know to work in accounting. By the time I realized I...more >

How My Major Helped My Work, Even though I don’t work in my major field

Submitted on Apr 3, 2014 by Frank Forman (Col ’66, Grad ’68)

This is in response to Terry Sullivan’s article, “Good Advice,” in the current U.Va. Magazine. Excellent ideas, all, and here’s how you alumni might contribute.

I was a math major but never did any math beyond high school algebra at work. In solving a proving a theorem in mathematics, you often generalize to a larger problem,…more >

Support AccessUVA Financial Aid!

Submitted on Aug 15, 2013 by Mary Nguyen Barry (Col ’10)

Hi all,

As you may have heard, UVA’s Board of Visitors voted to overhaul AccessUVa and scale back funding for this incredibly groundbreaking financial aid program. AccessUVa began in 2004 when UVA capped how much middle-class students have to borrow and ensured low-income families that already have high debt or high financial need that they could…more >

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  1. Kate on said:
    Sign the petition at http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/keep-uva-affordable-and

Operation Support Sullivan!

Submitted on Mar 11, 2013 by Susanna Nicholson (Col ’80)

Do you love your University President? Me too. Please join us in a statement of support for Pres. Sullivan: https://www.facebook.com/events/118372071680483/118373258347031/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity. Don’t know the background to the current problems on Grounds? Here’s the Washington Post link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/at-u-va-tensions-between-sullivan-and-dragas-hit-a-new-boiling-point/2013/03/01/6cf65212-810a-11e2-8074-b26a871b165a_story.html…more >

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  1. M.A. (Ginger)The past isn’t dead The University remains at the center of a national debate about faculty, trustee governance McCarthy Johnson on said:
    . From the Managing Board of the Cavalier Daily: The past isn’t dead The University remains at the center of a national debate about faculty, trustee governance http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2013/03/the-past-isnt-dead
  2. M.A. (Ginger)McCarthy Johnson on said:
    . From the Richmond Times Dispatch -- Thursday, March 14, 2013 : > Report: U.Va. crisis resulted from ‘headstrong rector’ A “headstrong rector” sought to remove a president who failed to conform to her image of “bold academic captaincy,” resulting in a yet-unresolved leadership crisis at the University of Virginia, says a report released today by the American...more >

The UVa Governance Roundtable

Submitted on Mar 11, 2013 by Richard D. Marks (Col ’66)

UVa Corporate Governance – Faculty, Alumni, and Student
Opportunities for Collaboration

The UVa Governance Roundtable

March 5, 2013

UVa Alumni for Responsible Corporate Governance has been developing plans for new collaborations to improve corporate governance at UVa. Economic, technological, societal, and demographic changes are creating increased competition and imposing enormous pressures on higher education in the U.S. and abroad.…more >

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  1. Richard D. Marks on said:
    William A. Wulf, University Professor Emeritus, has joined the UVa Governance Roundtable as a signatory.

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