Student Council News March 6th, 2013 | UVA Student Council
Dear Students;
Here’s a brief summary of everything in this message; you can find more info about each event in the paragraphs that follow.:
  • Prom Dress Drive, Student Council will be collecting used formal dresses the week after spring break to benefit Cinderella’s Closet; drop off your gown at any soririty house or the Student Council Office at 164 Newcomb Hall.
  • The Alumni Student Cooperative Scholarship, Applications due Friday, April 5th at 5pm. Apply here.
  • Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures presents Stefan Collinicome see Stefan Collini speak on March 19th at 4PM in Minor 125.
  • So You Think You Want to Go to Grad SchoolInformative panel for undergraduate students on April 3rd, 5-7pm in the Alumni Hall Ballroom.
  • Range Open House, Come by to enjoy some cocktails and learn more about the Range and Range residents before submitting an application.
  • SpeakUpUVa A service offered by Student Council enabling students to voice their concerns or ideas about life around Grounds.

Student Council will be collecting used semiformal and formal dresses the week after spring break to benefit Cinderella’s Closet based out of Monticello High School.  Cinderella’s Closet provides prom dresses and accessories to Charlottesville Public School students that could not otherwise afford them.  All sorority houses are designated drop off locations as is the Student Council office, in 164 Newcomb Hall.  The organization that collects the most dresses receives a free private event at Sushi Love!

The Alumni Student Cooperative scholarship was established to recognize students who demonstrate broad intellectual interests and the qualities of leadership, merit, service and citizenship to the University of Virginia and the Charlottesville community. Consideration will be given to financial need. Twenty students will be awarded $2,000 each. The deadline is Friday, April 5, 2013, 5 pm. Applications available here. If you have any questions or problems uploading your application, please contact Amy Sallade at or 434-243-9078.

Come see Stefan Collini speak on March 19th at 4PM in Minor 125! Stefan Collini is Professor of Intellectual History and English Literature at the University of Cambridge; during 2012-13 he is a Visiting Fellow at the National Humanities Center. His books include Public Moralists (1991), English Pasts (1999), Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain (2006), and, most recently, What Are Universities For? (2012). He is a frequent contributor to the London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, Guardian, and Nation, as well as an occasional broadcaster. Attend the facebook eventhere.

So You Think You Want to Go to Grad School? will be on April 3rd, from 5 pm to 7pm in the Alumni Hall Ballroom. Do you find yourself wondering, “Is graduate or professional school right for me? What is it actually like? Is it really worth the effort?” “So You Think You Want to Go to Grad School?” is an informative panel for undergraduate students seeking answers to such questions. The panel will feature U.Va. graduate and professional students from across a range of disciplines weighing in on many aspects of the graduate experience. A food and beverage mixer will follow the event, so third- and fourth-years can stay afterward and chat with the graduate students in person (please bring your ID). For more information, e-mail

On Thursday, March 7th from 5:00 – 7:00pm will be the second Range Open House. Cliff Cutchins (School of Medicine) and his neighbors in 6-10 East Range (Hospital Dr side) will be hosting. Come by to enjoy some cocktails to learn more about the Range and meet both current Range residents and your (potential) future neighbors before submitting an application. Past Range residents have included Woodrow Wilson (31 West) & Edgar Allen Poe (13 West), as well as students from the medical, business, and law schools, and Masters & Ph.D. candidates in every discipline.  There’s no better place to find more diverse and talented friends and neighbors. We will hold two more open houses this Spring on Friday, March 22 (6-8 PM) and Sunday, April 7 (2-5 PM). If you have any questions or would like more information about the Range selections process, email Nick DelDotto at or Cliff Cutchins, Range Chair at – or visit our website at The application deadline is April 10th at 5 PM.

Thanks so much for reading, and remember to SpeakUp. Want to see your information included? We co-sponsor! Contact for more information.

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