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Dean Marchionini made a few announcements, namely saying that student recruitment numbers are slightly up from last year, which is great. He also mentioned that UNC is at net-zero use with water, which is awesome! Apparently, all the water that UNC collects in its cisterns is the same amount as what we use on campus. UNC is trying to further reduce waste by installing rideshare bikes around campus, so be on the lookout for those over the next year.

We also discussed CWS and whether instructors should receive course credit for their work. Brian Sturm asked if the faculty were interested in seeing a more formal proposal for course credit from the ad-hoc committee for CWS, and faculty agreed. I will provide another update once a more formal proposal is presented.

We also discussed recruitment for the upcoming round of PhD students. SILS is hoping to have applicants chosen for interviews by January, with a visit day in February.

If you have any questions about anything in this update, please contact Amelea Kim at!

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