Weekly Bulletin
May 22, 2000
Vol. 89, No. 28
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Page one news and features
Art from gender viewpoint
Hydrogen: was lost, is found
Proposal may improve hazardous waste cleanup
Shapiro honored for leadership on ethical issues

Faculty to advise on Wythes recommendations
Professors instruct Teachers as Scholars
Students are advised to "Flee youthful lusts"
100 Treasures from the Collections of the PU Library
Alumni Learning

Physics major wins Churchill Scholarship
Faculty become emeriti

Nassau Notes


Faculty to advise on Wythes recommendations

A committee of 10 faculty members from the four academic divisions has been appointed as an ad hoc advisory group to meet with the provost, the dean of the faculty and others to work together on implementing the recommendations of the Wythes Committee approved by the board of trustees at its April meeting. These recommendations included a 10 percent increase in the size of the student body over the next few years. President Shapiro will meet with the group in an ex officio capacity.

The committee members have agreed to serve through 2000-01, while planning for the increase is being formulated. They are Sandra Bermann, professor of comparative literature; Ben Bernanke, Beck Professor of Economics and Public Affairs; Erhan Cinlar, Sollenberger Professor in Engineering; Michael Jennings, professor of Germanic languages and literatures; George McLendon, Moore Professor of Chemistry; Philip Nord, professor of history; Daniel Rubenstein, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology; J. P. Singh, associate professor of computer science; Michael Wood, Straut Professor of English; and Vivian Zelizer, professor of sociology.