Faculty Senate meets for first time this semester

Maria Nann

Junior nursing major Sonya Tubbs and Camille Marshal, sophomore justice studies major clean up their temporary room – a lounge in Verder Hall. The two currently live here due to the overflow of students. Rachel Kilroy | Daily Kent Stater

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Kent State’s Faculty Senate held its first meeting of the semester this afternoon.

During the meeting, faculty members were given updates on several initiatives, including the provost’s office’s plans for a school of public health. Provost Robert Frank said that after initial consideration, plans for a public health school seem possible for sometime in the next five to six years.

The senate also heard from Evelyn Goldsmith, interim dean for Graduate Studies, informed attendees that three proposals from the Committee to Consider a Graduate Council will be discussed at an Educational Policies Council meeting Sept. 29.

The senate will meet next at 3:20 p.m., Oct. 13 in the Student Center Governance Chambers.

Contact academic affairs reporter Maria Nann at [email protected].