Posted on May 28, 1999

The faculty approved the awarding of 471 baccalaureate degrees, 146
master's and two doctorates at Commencement during a recent faculty meeting.

A total of 616 students will receive degrees – 460 are day students, 156 are
graduate students.

Also, Therese McCarty, chair of the Faculty Executive Council, announced the new
Academic Affairs Web site. Coordinated by Webmaster Saul Morse, it features the faculty
manual, AAC minutes, committee reports and announcements. The URL is

Dean of Students Fred Alford introduced members of the U2K committee, charged with
“diversifying and equalizing social opportunities on campus.” “This is an
all-community effort, not just a student issue,” said Christie Sorum, dean of arts
and sciences and a committee member.

McCarty reported that the FEC will address several proposed changes to the faculty
manual. Linda Stanhope reported that the AAC will lead discussion on the proposed calendar
changes in the fall.