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Wednesday, June 21, 1995
Planning group talks about people
A new "working group", this one on "human resources", has been set up
Commission on Institutional Planning.
It'll be the job of the new working group to advise the commission on such
subjects as UW's "flexibility to adapt" ("how can the university adjust
to changing societal needs and funding levels?") as well as workloads,
hiring, job security, salaries, performance evaluation and training.
A report is expected by September.
The working group on human resources is being co-chaired by Bob
Kerton, of the economics department, and Lorraine Beattie, the
library's administrative officer, and has
eight other members. Its
terms of reference are available in full on UWinfo, and I'll try to
get them into the next issue of the Gazette on July 5.
Solar cars start their trip
I don't have any results at this moment -- but I'm trying to get some
-- from the first day of
Sunrayce 95 yesterday. Midnight Sun III,
designed and built by a UW student team over the past two years, is in
competition with 37 vehicles from other universities (mostly American,
three Canadian, one Mexican) in the nine-day race from Indianapolis
to Golden, Colorado. After crossing the savannahs of Indiana yesterday,
the cars should be travelling today from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in
Terre Haute, Indiana, to Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey,
It's the first day of summer
So no wonder the temperature's gone down so much. Astronomically,
summer begins at 4:34 p.m. in this time zone. Other notes:
- Co-op student ranking forms will be available tomorrow morning
at 10, the
co-op department says,
and will be due back by 4 p.m. the same day.
- This morning's Gazette shows an architect's drawing of the planned
Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering, soon to be built. The
model of the planned design is on display in the Davis Centre Library
for the next few days.
The Arctic Rose sings tonight
Finally . . . plenty of tickets are still available for tonight's
concert by Susan Aglukark,
a voice from Canada's far north who has recently come to national
prominence. In her album "This Child", as in her previous work, Aglukark
mixes traditional music of her Inuit ancestors with contemporary pop
melodies -- including a strong presence of social issues such as the
alcoholism and abuse that afflict Canada's northern people. She's
singing in the Humanities Theatre starting at 8 tonight; the box office,
at ext. 4908, has tickets at $22.50.
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