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Posted on Sep 27, 1996

Football (2-0)/1-0 UCAA)

Union 42, St. Lawrence 0

Union 24, WPI 10

JV Football

Siena 28, Union 7

Men's Soccer (2-2/1-1 UCAA)

Union 5, MIT 3 (OT)

Geneseo 3, Union 0

Hamilton 1, Union 0

Union 2, Hobart 1

Women's Soccer (3-1/1-1 UCAA)

William Smith 1, Union 0

Union 1, New Paltz 0

Union 4, Albany 0

Union 3, Hamilton 2

Field Hockey (3-1/2-1 UCAA)

Union 2, Rochester 1 (OT)

William Smith 2, Union 0

Union 2, Hamilton 1 (OT)

Union 3, Mt. Holyoke 2 (2 OT)

Women's Tennis (1-3)

Vassar 7, Union 2

Union 5, Hamilton 4

St. Lawrence 8, Union 1

Williams 9, Union 0

Women's Cross Country (1-2)

Hamilton 15, Union 50

Union 29, Hartwick 30

Rochester 15, Union 50

At Williams Invy, finished 2nd of 13 in “B” race with 101 pts.

Men's Cross Country (2-1)

Union 21, Hamilton 37

Union 15, Hartwick 46

Rochester 15, Union 48

At Williams Invy, finished 10th of 17 teams in “A” race with 342 pts.

Volleyball (5-4)

Wheaton def. Union 14-16, 15-13, 13-15, 15-8, 15-13

Western Ct. def. Union 15-8, 15-4, 15-8

Vassar def. Union 15-8, 15-11, 10-15, 15-3

Union def. Oswego 15-11, 15-5, 15-7

Union def. Russell Sage 15-3, 15-10, 14-16, 15-3

Union def. St. Lawrence 15-11, 15-3, 15-13

Union def. Potsdam 15-6, 15-10, 15-10

Union def. Elmira 10-15, 13-15, 15-10, 15-11, 15-10

New Paltz def. Union 15-7, 10-15, 15-13, 13-15, 15-7

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Class Of 95 Survey Results Announced

Posted on Sep 27, 1996

From Dinosaurus magazine to Bob Dole's presidential campaign, from Yale to the London School of Economics, the Union education is taking 1995 graduates many

Results are in from the Class of 1995 Survey compiled by the Career Development Center, and Associate Director of the Career Development Center Thomas Denham says that the
response was positive. “I'm continually amazed about what Union students do after they graduate from Union College. I think they are really putting their education to

According to the survey, 64 percent of graduates are employed, while 30 percent are
going on to study. These numbers reflect a slight increase (1 percent) in students
pursuing jobs over continuing study (down 2 percent).

Only two percent of graduates report that they are unemployed, down slightly from
recent years, while more graduates are traveling than ever before (4 percent).

The largest area of employment was sales and marketing (8.2 percent), up from only 0.8
percent for 1994 graduates. Not unlike the year before, however, many Union grads elected
to work in education (6.8 percent).

Among those choosing to pursue further study, medical school proved the most popular
(6.1 percent), and other large areas of study included law (4.9 percent) and education
(4.9 percent).

This year, 96 percent of the 440 graduates responded to the survey.

Copies of the survey are available from the Career Development Office, and cost $2 each
for more than one copy.

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New Faculty Welcomed

Posted on Sep 27, 1996

The faculty welcomes 20 new colleagues this year. Some of them are:

Davide Cervone, assistant professor of mathematics, earned his Ph.D. from Brown University and his bachelor's degree from Williams College. His interests include
using the computer as a teaching tool as well as World Wide Web development and programming.

Enrique Chávez-Arvizo, visiting assistant professor of philosophy, earned a Ph.D. as well as a master's degree from the University of Reading in England. He
also received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. The author of a
book and several articles, he has taught at the University of Hertfordshire in Watford,
England and has volunteered extensively for Amnesty International in Mexico.

Aaron Crawford, visiting professor of biology, earned his Ph.D. from the
University of Utah, Salt Lake City in cell biology. He received his bachelor's degree in
botany from Oregon State University, Corvallis and has studied as a Postdoctoral Fellow in
Germany and England. He has also co-authored several articles.

Andrew S. Curran, assistant professor of French, is pursuing his Ph.D. in
French literature from New York University. He earned his master's degree from the New
York University in Paris, and his bachelor's degree from Hamilton College. He is the
recipient of several honors and fellowships, including the Paris-American Club Summer
Research Fellowship.

Christian Dovi Dogbe, visiting assistant professor of French, received
his Ph.D. in comparative literature from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
He earned his master's degree from Ohio State University and his bachelor's degree from
the University of Ghana. In the past, he has worked for the American Embassy as well as
acted as a free-lance translator.

Edward A. Green, visiting assistant professor of computer science, earned
his Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his master's degree from Union
College. He also received a master's degree from the University of Southern California,
Los Angeles and bachelor's degree from Eisenhower College. He has co-authored several
articles and made presentations at several conferences.

Paul T. Gremillion, assistant professor of civil engineering, earned his
Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Central Florida and received a master's
and a bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University. He has worked as a staff engineer
in Virginia and Florida as well as taught at several universities.

Sarah M. Henry, assistant professor of history, received her Ph.D. in
history with distinction from Columbia University. She also earned a master's degree at
Columbia and a bachelor's degree from Yale College. Her interests include 20th century
American politics and reform movements.

Ibon Izurieta, visiting instructor of Spanish, is pursuing his Ph.D. in
Spanish from the University of Iowa, where he earned a master's degrees in comparative
literature and Spanish. He has taught all levels of Spanish and worked as an English
instructor in Amorebieta, Spain.

William D. Keat, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, received
his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his master's and bachelor's
degrees from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has received several awards for
excellence in teaching, and has co-authored several articles and presentations.

Andreas Kriefall, visiting assistant professor of English, earned his
Ph.D. in comparative literature from Cornell University. He also received a master's
degree from Cornell and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Puget Sound. He
speaks German and French and has several published works.

Robert J. Lauzon, visiting assistant professor of biology, received his
Ph.D. from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada and earned his bachelor's degree from
McGill University in Montreal. He has been awarded several research grants and his
interests lie in molecular genetics of development.

Dianne M. McMullen, assistant professor of performing arts, earned her
Ph.D. from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. She received master's degrees in
musicology and organ performance from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and a
bachelor's degree in music from Smith College. She has also studied as a Fulbright Scholar
in Germany.

(Others will be listed in the next issue of The Chronicle.)

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Chronicle Is On The Web

Posted on Sep 27, 1996

The Chronicle is available on the World Wide Web through the College's Web site. The current issue, as well as archived issues dating back to the start of the
1995-96 academic year, can be reached by selecting “Union Info” from the College's main page. Each issue begins with a “linked” story index, which allows
the reader to access a specific story without scrolling. The direct address to the on-line
Chronicle is www.union.edu/UTODAY/CHRONICLE/index.html.

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Former NASA Engineer To Speak

Posted on Sep 27, 1996

Roger Boisjoly, the scientist who defended the original “no launch” decision on the ill-fated Challenger space shuttle mission and who later offered vital testimony about the decision to launch, will speak on “Using Challenger as a Model to
Change Organizational Behavior” on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

The lecture, part of the College's Minerva Series, is free and open to the public.
Boisjoly's talk was postponed from last spring.

Boisjoly, now an ethics lecturer and forensic engineer who offers testimony in
investigations of mechanical malfunctions, was a troubleshooter for NASA's solid rocket
booster program at the time of the Jan. 28, 1986 Challenger accident.

In pre-launch meetings, Boisjoly argued that the low-temperatures preceding the launch
could compromise the O-rings that join the segments of the solid rocket boosters. But his
concerns were met with one NASA manager saying, “We need to make a management

“I became furious when I heard this because I knew that an attempt would be made
by management to reverse our recommendation not to launch,” Boisjoly said.

Eventually, NASA managers — over the objections of Boisjoly and others — decided to
proceed. About a minute into launch, an O-ring near the base of the right booster had
failed to the point that escaping hot gasses perforated the main engine, causing an
explosion and the loss of the Challenger and its crew.

Boisjoly uses the case study of the Challenger to discuss management problems that
plague a number of organizations, specifically that managers often do not have enough or
correct information to make decisions and that problems are hidden. The Presidential
Commission on the Challenger Accident reported that it was “troubled by what appears
to be a propensity … to contain potentially serious problems … rather than communicate
them forward. This tendency is at odds with the need … to function as part of a system
working toward successful flight missions, interfacing and communicating with the other
parts of the system that work to the same end.”

Boisjoly was employed for 27 years in the aerospace industry in the primary disciplines
of mechanical design and structural analysis. He earned his engineering degree from the
University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

His honors and awards include a Certificate of Appreciation from NASA for support in
the Challenger post-disaster investigation, the Presidential Award from the National Space
Society for Professional Integrity and Personal Courage, and the Scientific Freedom and
Responsibility Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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