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.