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JUNE 2003
Volume 95, Issue 5
 

GRAPHIC:  Campus NewsOn the quads

Used-textbook flyers tacked onto campus bulletin boards may become a thing of the past. Since the end of winter quarter, students could sell their books at the University Book Exchange (UBE), a consignment shop in the west tower of Harper Library. A joint venture between the University Libraries and the College, UBE is run by third-year international-studies concentrator Nick Cincotta, who suggested the shop after learning of a similar one at Yale. Students drop off their books, set a price, and wait for a check to come in the mail. The exchange, Cincotta says, “keeps a competitive percentage of book sales” to cover operating and maintenance costs....

A new Web handbook attempts to answer faculty’s frequently asked questions about the University, its structure, and its history. Constructed by the Center for Teaching & Learning and the College, the Web site is scheduled to be completed by quarter’s end. The section on teaching in the College will shed light on the curriculum, the quarter system, advising, housing, and student resources. Other sections will discuss academic standards and teacher development....

One hopes that the site won’t suffer the glitches the registrar’s Web page encountered in early April, when a hardware malfunction prevented some students from registering for classes or checking their final winter-quarter grades. As a result, several students actually had to speak to professors about getting into classes. The breakdown lasted about a week....

Eight second-years spent spring break shadowing alumni on the job with the Alumni Board of Governors and Career and Placement Services’ pilot career externship program. Students were paired with a U.S. attorney in Miami, a Wall Street Journal editor, a Citigroup vice president, the president of Wireless Generation, the executive vice president of Thomas White Asset Management, an attorney at Lowis & Gellen, a Toyota Motor Sales marketing manager, and a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

—A.B.

 


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