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Volume 123, No. 52 Distribution 10,000 Serving the University of Virginia community since 1890 The WEEKEND Cavalier Daily Dai EDITION Thursday, November 29, 2012 Louisville joins ACC, leaves Big East Kentucky school follows Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Syracuse in joining conference, enters as Maryland leaves ACC, joins Big Ten Ashley Robertson & Fritz Metzinger and academics,” Louisville’s president James Ramsey said. “The ACC will be a great home for ‘UofL’ and our commitment to great academics, groundbreaking research and top-notch athletic teams.” Louisville’s switch follows a wave of conference realignments that saw Maryland defect from the ACC to the Big Ten last week. The Cardinals will replace Maryland, and — with the expected arrival of Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Notre Dame by 2014 — the ACC will feature 15 teams in all sports except football. Notre Sports Editor & Sports Associate Editor Louisville is officially coming to the Atlantic Coast Conference. The conference’s Council of Presidents unanimously approved the University of Louisville’s application to join and extended the school a formal invitation Wednesday morning. Louisville’s athletic teams currently compete in the Big East. The school projects to join the ACC in 2014, pending negotiations with its current conference. “The University of Louisville is honored to join the ACC, a conference with a long history of excellence in athletics Austin Lassell | The Louisville Cardinal University of Louisville announced Wednesday it will join the Atlantic Coast Conference. Louisville joins Syracuse, Notre Dame and Pittsburgh while Maryland leaves in an unprecedented ACC realignment. Please see Louisville, Page A3 Woo seeks Emory post Emory University announced Tuesday that Meredith Woo, dean of the University’s College of Arts & Sciences, is one of four finalists for the position of provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Woo will travel to Emory Dec. 3 for a series of open forums and public receptions. If chosen, Woo would replace outgoing provost Earl Lewis, who is leaving Emory to become president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which gives grants supporting scholarship, the arts, higher education, the environment and information technology. Jan Love, dean of Emory’s Chandler School of Theology and chair of the search committee, said Woo is an excellent candidate. “She is one of four finalists who are clearly the caliber of leaders who are going to chart the future of higher education, and we’re very excited about her candidacy,” Love said. The Emory search committee began looking for Lewis’ replacement in May and solicited Woo’s application for the position. Love declined to provide specifics about why the committee selected Woo as a finalist, saying the committee’s deliberations were confidential. Woo and the other three finalists will each come to Emory for a day and a half of meetings and interviews with various stakeholders, including students, Love said. Love said she will deliver three names to Emory President James NEWS IN BRIEF Wagner before the end of this year. Wagner will make the final decision about the new provost. Woo came to the University in 2008 from the University of Michigan, where she served on the faculty for eight years. Prior to teaching at Michigan, Woo taught at Northwestern University for 12 years and earned her doctorate in political science from Columbia. Woo has helped launch “many new initiatives, including the Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures, the Quantitative Collaborative, the Asia Institute, and the Joint Institute between the College, Peking University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,” according to the College’s website. Woo could not be reached for comment Wednesday. —compiled by Joseph Liss Courtesy Dean Meredith Woo, above, joins three other finalists for the job of provost at Emory University, the Emory Theology School Dean Jan Love said. Bolling drops governor bid Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling announced Wednesday morning he was dropping out of the 2013 Republican race for Virginia governor . Bolling’s departure from the race means Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will likely secure his party’s nomination for governor. Bolling said in a press release he was confident suspending his campaign was “the right decision.” Some experts speculated Bolling left the race because he had little shot at winning his party’s nomination. “Bolling looked at the writing on the wall,” Center for Politics spokesperson Geoff Skelley said. “He realized it would be extremely difficult to win [looking] at the realities of the state convention.” The Republican Party recently opted to change its nomination system from a statewide Virginia primary to a state convention. “The convention actually chooses candidates [and] the people who make up conventions are the strongest and most fervent of conservatives,” Skelley said. “Cuccinelli’s standing is very strong [and] popular with people on the right. Bolling is a conservative but more moderate.” Cuccinelli issued a statement NEWS IN BRIEF Marshall Bronfin | Cavalier Daily University officials explained developments in Rotunda, Newcomb Hall and New Cabell Hall repairs, among other projects on Wednesday evening. Wednesday praising Bolling . “Throughout this race, I have kept to the premise that Bill and I are allies in governance, even if temporary competitors in politics,” Cuccinelli said in the release. As the expected nominee, Cuccinelli will likely face Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe in the general election. Skelley said Bolling’s withdrawal somewhat improves Cuccinelli’s chances to win the election. The McAuliffe campaign could not be reached for comment. Bolling said in his release that he plans to remain involved in politics, but he did not indicate whether he would seek reelection as lieutenant governor next year. —compiled by Racine Fraser Panel discusses repairs, growth President approves relief Sundgren, others explain Rotunda restoration’s progress, Newcomb Hall, McCormick Bridge By Kaelyn Quinn Cavalier Daily Senior Writer Construction projects are an inescapable reality for the University, Chief Facilities Officer Donald Sundgren acknowledged in a panel Wednesday evening hosted by Student Council’s Building & Grounds committee. Please recycle this newspaper “You are going to school on a construction site,” Sundgren said. Though Sundgren said construction was “ramping down,” many projects remain on the horizon. The panel aimed to help stuPlease see Construction, Page A3 Arlington, Fairfax, others to receive Hurricane Sandy disaster funding By Drew D’Amato Cavalier Daily Senior Writer President Barack Obama this week approved Virginia Gov. 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