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Posted on Jan 30, 1998

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AAC Minutes Listed

Posted on Jan 30, 1998

January 14, 1998

Meeting #13

Members present: Professors L. Stanhope (chair), S. Gmelch, S.
Greenberg, S. Leavitt, B. MacDonald, F. Milillo, J. Schmee; Students S. Carrier, J. Leahy,
A. Markowski

Ex Officio: L. Cool, Dean of the Faculty, D. Hannay, Acting Dean of
Engineering, B. Lewis, Assoc. Dean, Undergrad. Educ., C. Sorum, Dean of Arts &

1. Linda Stanhope introduced our new student member, Seth Carrier.

2. The minutes of January 7, 1998 were approved.

3. Seth Greenberg congratulated Linda Cool on her remarkable alacrity in
dealing with the perennial parking problem.

4. The charge to the subcouncil on the allocation of new tenure lines
continued to be discussed. Two driving forces in the decision are staffing and curricular
needs. The findings of the subcouncil will be useful for the following processes: the
allocation of lines, the reallocation of lines, and investigating the possible need for
more faculty members in the Arts & Sciences.

The subcouncil will also help clarify the need for the ongoing
accumulation of information.

Linda Stanhope will work on rewriting the charge.

5. The memo to faculty concerning the Union Scholars program for the
Spring term of sophomore year was approved.

6. The meeting adjourned at 1:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Christie Sorum

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Okihiro to Speak on Asian History

Posted on Jan 30, 1998

Gary Y. Okihiro, professor of history and director of Asian American
studies at Cornell University, will speak on “Whose History Is It Anyway?” on
Monday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

A nationally renowned expert in Asian American studies, Gary Okihiro is
the author of several award-winning books on Asian American history and has built Asian
American Studies programs at Cornell University and elsewhere. Okihiro is editor of the Journal
of Asian American Studies
and has served as president of the Association of Asian
American Studies. Also a scholar of African and African American history, Okihiro
addresses larger questions of ethnicity and gender in America. His lecture examines the
nature of history and the place of Asians in American history.

A reception will follow in Old Chapel.

The lecture is sponsored by the English Department, Minerva Committee,
History Department, East Asian Studies Program, and Internal Education Fund.

Okihiro will lead a roundtable discussion, “Complicating
Identities: Gender and Race and Asian American Students,” at a luncheon sponsored by
the Women's Commission on Monday, Feb. 9, at 12:15 p.m. in Reamer 302. Faculty are
urged to forward to Hyungji Park, English, the names of students who would like to attend.

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‘Bigs’ Car Had One Fussy Owner

Posted on Jan 30, 1998

“People have always said that admissions people are like used car
dealers,” said Dan Lundquist, vice president for admissions and financial aid.
“I guess it's true.”

The Admissions Office has donated their 1995 Ford Contour to the
College's chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters. With 65,000 miles – all easy
highway miles, Lundquist assures – recruiters in Becker Hall were looking to trade in
for a new vehicle. But the mileage had lowered the car's value. Word came from Dean
of Students Fred Alford that the “Bigs” were looking for wheels and the deal was

The car is being used mostly for local trips to bowling alleys, movies,
games and ice cream, said Stephanie Wolos, who coordinates the Bigs program on campus.
“Students have already used it, and they love it,” she said.

Only about half of the College's 70 “Bigs” have their own
cars, Wolos noted.

The car had been donated new to admissions in 1995 by Robert Abbe
'49, who won it in a raffle at the hockey game on Bicentennial Weekend.

“It's been meticulously maintained,” Lundquist said.
“We replaced the tires and brakes. It has some miles, but it looks like new.”

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Peschel ’52 Makes Gift of $2 Million

Posted on Jan 30, 1998

Stanley G. Peschel '52 has given the College an unrestricted gift
of $2,066,000, it was announced by President Roger H. Hull.

Peschel is founder and CEO of High Voltage Inc. of Copake, N.Y., a new
firm that designs and builds lightweight, portable testing equipment for electrical
utilities and manufacturers. He was founder of Hipotronics, also a producer of
high-voltage testing equipment, which he sold.

An earlier major gift from Peschel made possible the Stanley G. Peschel
Computer Center, which was dedicated in 1975. He received an honorary doctor of science
degree from the College in 1982.

“To get to know Stanley and to watch him build his second
successful business has been a delight for me,” Hull said. “To have him make his
second major gift to Union has also been an obvious joy. Stanley is an energetic,
imaginative and interesting person who has done tremendously well in his entrepreneurial
activities and given much back to Union. We are lucky to have him in the Union

Other gifts to the College include:

— $25,000 from the Dr. Scholl Foundation in support of CAUSE (The
Chester Arthur Undergraduate Support of Excellence), which provides cancelable loans for
students who engage in public service after graduation. A previous gift from the Dr.
Scholl Foundation supported CAUSE awards to seven students during the 1996-97 year.

— $25,000 from Barbara J. Hathorne of Carefree, Ariz., to establish the
Hummer-Roberts Endowed Scholarship in honor of John L. Hummer '34 and Richard Roberts

— $25,000 from Valerie Hoffman '75 of Chicago in support of the
Women's Center Endowment Fund.

— $25,000 from Philip Hoffer of New York City and the estate of Rose L.
Hoffer for the Rose L. Hoffer and Philip Hoffer Family Scholarship.

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