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April 16, 1999

Senate approves new name for Ag college

The College of Agriculture is one step closer to a new name after the Faculty Senate approved a request to change the name to College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources during the April 13 Senate meeting.

In a memo requesting the change, college dean David Topel said the name was necessary to keep pace with other ag colleges in the land-grant system, the "overwhelming majority" of which already have changed their names to better reflect their focus.

The change now must be approved by President Martin Jischke and the State Board of Regents before it is adopted.

In other business, the senate approved a motion calling for a $200,000 increase in the library's budget for each of the next three years to help build its electronic library. The motion seeks an unspecified amount of funds to support hardware and software for an electronic library. And, it asks for an $80,000 permanent increase in the library's budget to reduce the current journal cancel-lation project.

In other actions, the senate:

The next senate meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, in 260 Scheman. The meeting is open to the public.

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