Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Study shows liberalism rising among freshman

High: 53; Low: 29; Showers in the morning
High: 52; Low: 29; Sunny

1835 — In the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol, President Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, survives the first attempt against the life of a U.S. president.
1948 — Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic.
1972 — In Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 13 unarmed civil rights demonstrators are shot dead by British Army paratroopers in an event that becomes known as "Bloody Sunday."

Students work at computers in the library information commons Tuesday. The library was remodeled over the winter break.

Information commons opens in library
Colleen Casey
Staff Reporter

Students are reacting positively to the newly opened Information Commons in the Mary Couts Burnett Library, said Kim Weber, manager of User Services.
The Information Commons is the combination of the User Services computer help desk, the library reference desk and the computer lab assistance desk. “We are providing a combination of services including extended hours of operation that have been needed for some time,” Weber said.
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CUE ignites faculty, department criticism

Time requested to reach CUE faculty consensus
By Brandon Ortiz
Staff Reporter

Requests for more time to hammer out a consensus over controversial elements of the proposed Common Undergraduate Experience will likely be made in today’s Faculty Assembly, professors said.
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Faculty members meet today to debate core
By Brandon Ortiz
Staff Reporter

Debate over the controversial Common Undergraduate Experience will move from the Internet into an open forum when faculty meet today to discuss the proposed core curriculum.
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What is the Common Undergraduate Experience (or CUE)?

Instant Communication
Many college students are using their computers instead of phones and face-to-face interaction to communicate with friends and family near and far.
by Sarah Krebs
Skiff Staff

One hundred years ago people communicated through mail, telegraph or newspaper. Keeping in touch with friends or relatives hundreds of miles away was a difficult and slow process. The thought of talking directly to someone half-way around the world was inconceivable.
Now a person in Moscow can communicate instantly with someone in Japan or Australia. The information revolution affected the world of communication and the people that use this new technology to communicate.
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