Course evaluations have gone online. A new Web site managed
by the Office of the Associate Dean of the College allows students
to praise or criticize courses in every division. The site keeps
tabs of past evaluations, with archives back to Autumn 1995.
numbers are a-changing
years of having more courses than course numbers, the University
is converting its three-digit course numbering system to a
five-digit system in the 2001-2002 academic year. The new
system lets departments assign a permanent number to a course,
rather than reusing numbers for different classes in alternating
years. While many departments will simply add two zeros to
the current numbers, course-heavy departments such as biology,
anthropology, and history will breathe a sigh of relief.
gift will keep on giving
Class of 2001 senior class gift will underwrite a fine-arts
fund supporting student-initiated projects in the visual and
performing arts, with the gift and the class's efforts being
commemorated in a space in the new Bartlett Quadrangle. Andy
Hong, '01, who co-chairs fund-raising for the gift, says things
are going well: the Senior Class Barbeque on April 26 had
20 percent participation by the class. If 60 percent of fourth-years
contribute, Chicago trustee Peter May, AB'64, MBA'65, has
promised to add $25,000 to the fund's total.
biochemistry concentrator Jesse Bloom was one of ten U.S.
students to receive Churchill Scholarships in March. And fourth-year
men's basketball player Brad Henderson, a Rhodes scholar ("College
Report," February/01), received the 2001 NCAA Walter
Byers Scholarship. He is the second athlete in Chicago's history
to receive the award.