20, No. 11, Dec. 7, 2000
Senate to review rejection
of book by teaching associate
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The Urbana-Champaign Senate voted overwhelmingly Nov. 27 to have its
Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure look into why "Dancing
at Halftime," a book by Carol Spindel, was rejected by the UI Press.
Spindel is a visiting teaching associate in the department of English.
Harry H. Hilton, senior research scientist, National Center for Supercomputing
Applications, presented the resolution. It states that since the Press
"withdrew its offer of publishing" Spindels book after
the book "received a favorable review based on its scholarship
and suggested revisions," the Senates committee should look
into the matter for possible Senate action.
In other matters, the Senate gave its approval to a proposal for a new
minor in technology and management from both the colleges of Engineering
and Commerce and Business Administration.
Members also approved a new undergraduate minor in international arts
in the College of Fine and Applied Arts.
Robert Rich, chair of the Senate Council, reported that the search committee
for a new chancellor hopes to have interviews with candidates by Feb.
1, and to present a list of finalists to the UI Board of Trustees by