with the class of 1999, the transcripts of graduating College students
will formally acknowledge the completion of dual concentrations.
associate dean of the College, says a final decision on how the
transcript language will be changed will be made this fall. Though
the details are still being worked out, Jones says, "it is a good
thing to give this formal recognition to students who put out the
effort to complete two concentrations."
final form, he says, the acknowledgment will more explicitly convey
that a graduate has completed two concentrations in the course of
earning a bachelor's degree. In the past, the registrar had noted
on transcripts when students receiving bachelor's degree in one
concentration had also fulfilled requirements for another, but hadn't
officially named the second area of study as a concentration.
notes Jones, will not acknowledge more than two concentrations.
The College faculty agreed to strengthen acknowledgment language
at the close of winter quarter, when the Committee of the College
Council unanimously approved a request from the Student Government.
of double concentrations-which in a typical year affects about 20%
of graduating College students-was a major campaign promise of outgoing
SG President John Maloney, '98. He relayed to College administrators
strong student support for more official recognition of their extra
work. About the decision, Maloney told the Chicago Maroon: "Hard-working
students are being rewarded. It's a testament to their academic
perseverance-and to what SG can do. It is no small achievement."-C.S.