News in brief

Students want more water bottle stations

Students are asking for more water bottle filler stations to be installed at Chapman according to Student Government Association (SGA). Currently, there are stations on the second floor of Argryos Forum, Hashinger Science Center, Dodge College, Henley Hall basement and the Fitness Center.

Water bottle filler stations provide an automatic stream of filtered water when a bottle is placed underneath.

Last December, SGA approved funding for the installation of a standalone water bottle filling station that will be installed between now and the fall semester, Vice President-elect Jenny Bowen said.

Rachel Abbate, a sophomore strategic corporate communications major, said she would welcome more stations.

“I would like to see stations in the Student Union and Beckman, since there are a lot of students around those places,” Abbate said.

–Miranda Wall, Staff Writer

Top journalists to discuss future of journalism

A panel of journalists will discuss “The Future of Journalism in the Digital Age” Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Argyros Forum 208.

Martin J. Smith, editor-in-chief of Orange Coast Magazine, will moderate the panel. The six panelists range from local to national news. They include Davan Maharaj, editor of the Los Angeles Times, Gregory Cowles, columnist and staff editor for the New York Times Book Review, Rem Rieder, former executive editor of The American Journalism Review, Dan Froomkin, senior writer for The Intercept and First Look Media, Rob Curley, Editor of the Orange County Register and Bill Davis, founding president of Southern California Public Radio.

The focus of the discussion will be on ways in which journalism has had to adapt to a world moving away from print as its main source of information.

–Miranda Wall, Staff Writer

Business school receives national ranking

Argyros School of Business and Economics (ASBE) ranked No. 60 as part of the “2014 Best Undergrad Business Schools,” compiled by Bloomberg Businessweek. This year’s ranking is the second highest achievement for the school to date.

“Surveys of students and also employers play a significant role in where a school is ranked,” said Reginald Gilyard, dean of Argyros School of Business and Economics. “Our faculty, staff and students deserve enormous credit for what we are achieving. Success in the rankings helps the school to continue to attract top talent in each of these groups.”

According to the Bloomberg Businessweek website, ASBE “continues to build upon the success of its top ranked faculty, dedication to teaching and its award winning research centers to distinguish itself among the top management schools in the country.”

–Miranda Wall, Staff Writer

COPA students seek appproval of extra credit

Student Government Association (SGA) senate voted unanimously to approve a proposal that would let students in the College of Performing Arts (CoPA) add a 19th credit to their schedule during a senate meeting April 4.

The proposal will be voted on by the Faculty Senate at their next meeting. Students are usually capped at taking 18 credits per semester.

Chelsea Davis, CoPA senator, said she wanted to clarify that if approved by the Faculty Senate, the extra credit will not serve as a special advantage over students in other schools.

“If a 19th credit is approved for CoPA students, it will not at all give them the opportunity to graduate early,” Davis said. “It will simply make it easier for some of them to graduate in four years with their large credit requirement and other commitments.”

–Miranda Wall, Staff Writer

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