April 30, 2001
Senate closes year with committee reports
By Michael Terrazas firstname.lastname@example.org
President Bill Chace opened the April 17 University Senate meeting in the Woodruff Librarys Jones Room by reporting on ongoing discussions with students concerning Commencement. (Editors note: Since the meeting, Professor Deborah Lipstadt has been added to the Commencement program as the Class of 2001 speaker).
Following Chaces report, Senate President Claire Sterk handed out
certificates of appreciation to Senate officers and committee chairs.
She then officially transferred the presidency to the law schools
Frank Vandall. In his first act as Senate president, Vandall called for
year-ending committee reports.
Following are highlights of the Senate committees activities during
Athletics and Recreation
Policy: Ruth Pagell reported that Emory falls within Title
IX guidelines, but this could change as Oxford increases its athletic
participation. She also reported the womens softball team now has
full restroom and locker room facilities.
Ray DuVarney said it was a busy year for his committee, which met eight
times and reviewed more than a dozen construction and/or campus addition
Don Shure said the years highlight was working with the Ad Hoc Committee
on the Environment on the recently approved Campuswide Environmental Mission
Statement, and then on the motion to institute a task force to study implementation
of the statement.
Judy Raggi-Moore said the years great success was improving communication
with the Board of Trustees, and its disappointment was the communication
process with undergraduates regarding honorary degree recipients and speakers
for this years Commencement.
Steve Strange said the committees three main issues were discussing
facilities and their utilization; funds for library acquisitions and trends
in scholarly publishing; and information technology issues.
Safety and Security:
Roger Worrell said the committees major accomplishment was the installation
of speed humps on certain campus thoroughfares, blue reflectors on streets
to mark fire-hydrant locations, and a steam whistle for tornado alerts.
Traffic and Parking:
Kim Turner said her committee has worked to improve the parking appeals
process and to heighten communication with Campus Planning to discuss
parking issues for upcoming capital projects.
The Campus Life and Fringe Benefits committees distributed printed reports
of their 200001 activities.
Following committee reports and with no new business to discuss, Vandall adjourned the meeting. The University Senate will reconvene during fall semester.
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