A move to reduce the number of adjunct professors has decreased the number of sections opened in some programs next semester, according to College of Arts and Sciences Dean Kay Mussell. Among the programs affected are the Graphics Design Department and the American Studies major.
Despite efforts by e-operations, technical problems continue to plague AU's computer networks, frustrating students and faculty alike. "It is a rare week when nothing is down for a day or two or a substantial part of the day," economics professor Robert Blecker said.
AU's Club Council has allocated around $110,000 to 126 clubs who initially requested around $340,000, a process that was "especially difficult because the requested amount was three times greater than our total budget," said AUCC Chair Evan Wagner. "The Council's job is not to make your wish-list come true," Wagner said, "but to simply defer some of your costs.
The McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill, argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last week and potentially in violation of the First Amendment's rights of freedom of speech, freedom of petition and freedom of assembly, was discussed at a panel in the Butler Board Room on Monday night.