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Monday, May 15, 1995

Senate will meet tonight

The May meeting of the university senate is set for tonight in Needles Hall room 3001. Rather than the usual 7:30 time, the meeting will start at 8:00, preceded by a 7:00 reception at which new members of the senate will get to meet the old-timers (newly-elected senators' terms started on May 1).

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).

Several utility shutdowns are planned

To be shut down in the course of tomorrow, Tuesday:

Monday, Monday, the Ides of May

A new recycling arrangement goes into effect today, with central depots in UW buildings for newspaper, cans and glass; they'll be emptied regularly by custodians.

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.

Chris Redmond
Information and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4567 ext. 3004

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