The faculty on Wednesday approved the awarding of degrees to 619
students at Commencement on June 14. A total of 499 bachelor's, 117 master's and
four doctorates are to be awarded.
Faculty are to vote by mail ballot on the following positions:
Secretary of the Faculty: Cliff Brown;
AAC at-large (two positions): Hilary Tann, Ibon Izurieta, Barbara
Danowski, Andy Feffer;
Faculty Review Board (one position): Dave Hannay, Kimmo Rosenthal
Faculty Appeals Committee: Bob Baker;
Faculty Appeals Alternate: Mark Toher;
Trustees, Center 1: Anton Warde.
Faculty also heard that 563 students have reserved for the freshman
class, compared to 541 at this point last year, said Kris Gernert-Dott, associate dean of
admissions. The target is 525, but the final is expected to be around 540, she said.
Among the attributes:
there are 37 Union scholars, compared to 31 last year;
the class has the largest percentage of minorities; 14 percent
have identified themselves as “non-Caucasian;”
39 percent have said they are interested in science, 13 percent
in engineering. The rest are interested in humanities, social sciences or are undeclared;
average SAT is 1235;
48 percent are female;
28 percent come from private schools;
Finally, faculty are to hold a reception and dinner for retiring
colleagues Theodore Bick, mathematics; and Joseph Board, political science, on June 11
starting at 6 p.m. in Reamer Campus Center.