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December 5, 2000
Spring commencement plans finalized
Two cerejfionies indoors; six tickets per sraduate
Look for the Sedhawk
when you get back to
campus next semes
ter. The first issue will
be January 11,2001.
Have a safe vacation!
Graduation in JVlay 2001 will be split
into two ceremonies, and graduates will
wear the more traditional black cap and
gowns instead of school colors, accord
ing to a recent administrative decision.
On Wednesday Nov. 29, the chancel-
lor-appointed Graduation and Convoca
tion Committee formally finalized the
decisions, which differ from previous
reports on the matter based on Student
Government Association recommenda
There will be one ceremony for the
College of Arts and Sciences and another
for the Cameron School of Business, the
Watson School of Education and the
School of Nursing combined.
Dean of Students Terry Curran, a
member of the Graduation and Convo
cation Committee said that a lot of ef
fort was put into hearing different per
spectives from seniors, faculty and
administration, and that decisions were
Discrepancies in faculty salaries, en
vironmental concerns, academic recog
nition, and the ever-present parking/traf
fic debate, topped the list of concerns
expressed by students at last
Wednesday’s Chancellor’s forum.
The first question posed to Chancel
lor James R. Leutze by a student was
“what do you do?” Leutze’s answer,
during which he explained that 60 per-'
cent of his job consists of off-campus
work, was a prelude to the forum as a
whole. Leutze explained that while he
is at the top of the university’s bureau
cratic system, he entrusts many univer
sity decisions to administration members
that report to him.
Since Leutze serves as a liaison be-
made with all things considered.
Last year, spring graduation was held
as one ceremony in Trask Coliseum.
Curran said it was “painfully obvious"
at the time that something needed to be
done. There were a lot of families frus
trated with the ticket situation. Only
three tickets were available for each
graduate and there were isolated cases
of tickets being scalped. Additionally,
the number of people in Trask was near
ing or exceeding fire code violations.
“The fire marshal could have shut
down last year's graduation," Curran
Because of the amount of graduates
and the lack of feasible indixir space in
Wilmington to accommodate a cer
emony, Chancellor James R. Leutze and
Provost John C. Cavanaugh wanted to
know all the options that were available.
They also were, according to Curran,
See Grad, Page 5
Crazy Sedhawk fans!!
Basketball season is here, and legions of wild Seahawk fans have
swooped down on Trask Coliseum to show their support. Here, the
Seahawk mascot poses with a flock of fans at the men’s game last
Monday. Check out the Seahawk for the latest scores and sports news.
tween the university and outside orga-
nizations and so much of his work is
done off-campus, the forum was an op
portunity for the chancellor to person
ally gage student concerns and to evalu
ate the competence of this system.
“I would like the students to help
make this a better institution,” Leutze
said. “What I’m asking students to do
is to get involved in complaining in a
serious sense by telling us what isn’t
working and the way they would like it
to work. We all want this to be the best
school it can be. 1 want you to get the
best education you can and make sure it
is as valuable to you as it can be.”
While Leutze is responsible for hir
ing faculty and staff, he said he gener
ally tries to “help them do their job and
stay out of their way.” As Chancellor,
much of Leutze’s time is occupied by
representing the university at organiza
tional meetings, “fund raising to get
donors, and supervising how the univer
sity is functioning.
“I make sure that we're not losing
money, that the students and faculty are
happy and that the buildings are being
kept up,” Leutze said. “A large part of
what goes on with academic programs
and faculty, 1 have no control over.”
Throughout the forum, Leutze em-
See Forum, Page 5