Posted on May 29, 1998

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.