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SAS Dean Hugo Sonnenschein was the focus of a portion of the hour-long discussion, saying that the process of evaluating the General Requirement is going very slowly and risks frustrating people. He said he was not sure further forums would accomplish anything and suggested taking the issue back to committees for more detailed discussion. Geology Professor Robert Giegengack repeated several times that it will be impossible to create a perfect curriculum and said that students and faculty always began disillusioned with the General Requirement or its equivalent and call for change. The approximately 25 faculty present also discussed integrating courses from different sectors of the General Requirement and the role of writing in a liberal arts education. Several faculty members including Writing Across the University Director Peshe Kuriloff said they would like to see more integration of writing in the gneral requirement because it emphasizes the learning process and teaches thinking skills. -- Christine Lutton

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