Trustees to meet this weekend

by Karen Rose | 6/11/95 5:00am

While most visitors to the College this weekend will be content just watching the Commencement ceremonies, the College's Board of Trustees has its own agenda in mind.

The Trustee's annual June meeting, its last of the academic year, is sure to have important ramifications on the future of Dartmouth.

Commencement 1995 will be the main focus of the meeting, College Spokesman Alex Huppe said.

The final recommendations from the Committee on the First-Year Experience report, will be up for approval at the meeting, Huppe said.

Dean of the College Lee Pelton, who chaired the committee last year, released his final recommendations to the College community in May.

The recommendations propose that one primarily freshman dorm have a Senior Faculty Associate, who will live near the residence hall and a dean who will advise members of the cluster.

The recommendations suggest the cluster have a programming budget between $20,000 and $30,000, significantly larger than the programming budgets of other clusters.

The proposal also calls for an overhaul of freshman orientation and a review of student housing needs to see if the College needs to add more beds.

Also over this weekend, the Trustees will consider changes to the plans for the Center for Jewish Life, Huppe said.

The Trustees will also finalize the budgets for the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration and the Thayer School of Engineering

Huppe said the Trustees will be asked to give approval to two endowed chairs in addition to various appointments related to the tenure and emeritus status of members of the Board of Overseers and Board of Visitors.

Trustee Ann Fritz Hackett '76 will be honored at a luncheon this weekend for her service to the College as a Trustee for more than 10 years.

Chief Executive Officer of Simon and Schuster Publishing Jonathan Newcomb '68 who, after this meeting, will replace Fritz Hackett on the Board, was invited to the meeting. Newcomb will be out of town and unable to attend, Secretary to the Board of Trustees Cheryl Reynolds said.

"The agenda is confidential -- that is the way it has always been,"

Reynolds said.

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