The current ACADEMIC CALENDAR will remain in place “for the foreseeable future,” Dean of the College Nancy Malkiel reported at the May 14 faculty meeting. Malkiel, the chairwoman of the Committee on the Course of Study, said that after two years of exploring a new calendar, the committee plans to “take a breather.”
A recent survey showed that two-thirds of responding faculty favor changes to the calendar, but none of the committee’s four proposed alternatives, released in November 2006 and February 2007, garnered majority support.
Former New Jersey governor THOMAS KEAN ’57 has been named a trustee of the Robertson Foundation, created in 1961 to support the graduate program of the Woodrow Wilson School following a $35 million gift from Charles Robertson ’26 and his wife, Marie. Kean succeeds John J.F. Sherrerd ’52, the foundation’s longtime investment committee chairman, who was praised by President Tilghman as a “wise and thoughtful trustee.” The Robertsons’ son, William Robertson ’72, said his family was “delighted” with the selection of Kean, who also headed the 9/11 Commission. Members of the Robertson family have sued the University, seeking to regain control of the foundation’s endowment.