The Faculty unanimously approves major changes to study abroad requirements, easing the process of applying. The Faculty also approves an Administrative Board policy that requires corroborating evidence to launch an investigation of peer disputes—including sexual assault cases.
The Corporation approves the selection of Geisinger Professor of History William C. Kirby as the next Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He will replace Dean Knowles.
Renowned evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould, who was Agassiz professor of zoology and professor of geology, dies of cancer at his home in New York. He was 60.