Campus & Community

Faculty Council meeting, Jan. 7

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At its sixth meeting of the year, the Faculty Council discussed three interrelated topics: (1) The extension of the Infrastructure Fund; (2) The rise in and effects of the fringe benefit rate; and (3) Faculty of Arts and Sciences financial results for FY 2003 and prospects for this and future years. Ann Berman, vice president for finance and chief financial officer, and Professors Gary King (government) and John Campbell (economics), FAS Resources Committee, were present for the first topic. Berman was again present for the second discussion, together with Professors Peter Marsden (sociology) and David Cutler (economics), chair and member of the FAS Benefits Committee, respectively. For the final topic, Deans Nancy Maull (executive dean) and Cheryl Hoffman-Bray (associate dean for finance) were present. The council next meets on Jan. 28. The preliminary agenda deadline for the February Faculty Meeting is Monday, Feb. 2.