On March 7, the first self-designed major at the College was officially approved by the provost of Academic Affairs. Shaum Kabadi, a senior, is now officially a self-designed biochemistry major.
The College's Self-Designed Major BA Program was approved by the New Jersey Presidents Council last fall.
The College was selected as one of 15 colleges and universities nationwide as a winner of the Merck Institute for Science Education and the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Undergraduate Summer Research Program. The biology and chemistry departments of The College will receive a $60,000 grant, paid over three years, to support interdisciplinary research in biology and chemistry.
Despite budget cuts, the College is receiving a record-breaking number of applicants for 2007.
The number of applicants, as of Jan. 31, stands at 7,556. There were 6,465 applicants last year and 5,070 applicants the year before at this point in the application process.
A reception was held for College President R. Barbara Gitenstein, who received the Ralph S. Brown Award for Shared Governance from the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).
Gitenstein received the Ralph S. Brown Award on June 10 and attended a ceremony in Washington, D.
UV Late Nights, a series of fun activities sponsored by the Student Finance Board (SFB) each Friday night, started off on a favorable note with its first show. Intensity, a trivia game show, was featured on Friday, Sept. 29, in the Travers/Wolfe dining hall.
The College Union Board (CUB) confirmed this week that Guster accepted its bid to play at the College for its fall concert. As of last week, the band had still not offially accepted though the Student Finance Board (SFB) had approved the concert's funding.