On the agenda tonight: a "state of the faculty" presentation from John Thompson, dean of the faculty of science. Also, the usual reports from senate committees, and from the president and provost. Also, approval of names of some three thousand people who will receive degrees at next week's convocation. (Senate is the academic governing body of the university, and officially it's up to senate to certify that each graduating student has completed the degree requirements.)
In closed session, senate will be hearing reports from nominating committees for four senior positions: dean of arts, dean of applied health sciences, dean of graduate studies, and vice-president (university research).
Chemical engineering students, faculty and staff, and "anyone else who happens by", can get pizza and pop at lunchtime today (two slices and one can, all for $2) at room 2517 of Engineering I.
Finally, a solemn anniversary: 25 years ago today, a demonstration at Jackson State College (Mississippi) turned violent, and state police fired at a crowd of students, injuring twelve people and killing two, Phillip Gibbs and James Earl Green. The deaths have received far less media attention than the killings at Kent State University eleven days earlier, which were part of the same spring of campus discontent across the United States.
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