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  1. January 18, 1993

    Rules of the game for retirement furloughs

    By the Senate Assembly on University Affairs Because of recent confusion and misinformation about the University’s retirement furlough program, the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs offers the following reminder of some of the rules governing retirement furloughs: —The program applies only to faculty; no comparable program exists for staff members. —Faculty members receive their…
  2. January 18, 1993

    Series focuses on women filmmakers

    By Andrea O. Jackson Record Special Writer The Program in Film and Video Studies is presenting a Women in Film Series that features women producers and directors from the entertainment industry. Each artist will screen and discuss her films and filmmaking background at 7:30 p.m. on consecutive Saturdays in January and February in Angell Hall…
  3. January 18, 1993

    SACUA task force considers faculty retirement issues

    Based on one study, the change in the law governing mandatory retirement is unlikely to lead to significantly later faculty retirements on average nationwide. A better predictor of relatively later faculty retirements is the mean SAT scores of their students and whether they work at a research university. “The better the academic life, the more…
  4. January 18, 1993

    New policy on use of Diag, North Campus Common announced

    By Jane R. Elgass A Universitywide policy that clarifies regulations concerning the use of the Central Campus Diag and the North Campus Common has been implemented by Farris W. Womack, vice president and chief financial officer, and Maureen A. Hartford, vice president for student affairs. Preliminary work on the policy, which was effective Jan. 4,…
  5. January 18, 1993

    Five staff members recognized for 40 years of service

    By Mary Jo Frank Five employees who were recently honored for 40 years of service agree that the University has changed dramatically since they were hired. They’ve changed too, taking on additional responsibilities since the days when they started out, working as a maid, an elevator operator, a draftsman and a file clerk, and “doing…
  6. January 18, 1993

    Big curriculum decisions on horizon for LS&A

    By Mary Jo Frank LS&A faculty will be asked to make some high-stakes curriculum decisions in the upcoming months, according to Michael M. Martin. They will be discussing such issues as adding a quantitative reasoning requirement for undergraduates, emphasizing writing and critical thinking in courses taken by first- and second-year students, and making sure that…
  7. January 11, 1993

    ITPC represents entire University community

    The nine-member Information Technology Policy Committee (ITPC) has been in existence since 1987, succeeding the 110–120-member Computing Policy Committee. Advisory to the vice provost for information technology, the group develops recommendations for Universitywide policies and strategic directions in the area of information technology. Members of the group represent the campus as a whole, rather than…
  8. January 11, 1993

    Fire causes estimated $150,000 in damages at dental school

    Fire in a telecommunication closet at the School of Dentistry on Dec. 29 caused an estimated $150,000 damage to computer equipment, cables and fiberoptics, according to G. Paul Moggach of the Office of Risk Management and Richard R. Darr, manager of Telecommunication Operations. The fire started when molten metal and sparks from torches that were…
  9. January 11, 1993

    Computer communications policies up for review

    By Jane R. Elgass The rapid growth of computer communication at the University has prompted Provost Gilbert R. Whitaker Jr. to request a review of the policy and support issues inherent in the “electronic community.” Whitaker has asked the Information Technology Policy Committee (ITPC) to consider issues related to proper use, privacy, confidentiality, freedom of…
  10. January 11, 1993

    Federal exemptions change

    From the Payroll Office Changes in federal withholding tax tables effective Jan. 1 have resulted in a slight decrease in federal income tax withheld for most staff. In addition to the amount of each federal allowance (exemption) increases from $2,300 to $2,350. And the wage-base limit for both parts of FICA (Federal Social Security/Medicare) has…