From the Senate

The University Senate, meeting on Feb. 24, heard in a report that the Faculty Affairs Committee had been asked by the Provost's Office to review the University's plan to extend tuition exemption and housing fringe benefits to same-sex domestic partners of employees.

In reply, the Committee endorsed this step but it felt it raised questions of fairness for those with opposite-sex domestic partners who for a variety of reasons may choose to refrain from marrying although they are not legally barred, like gays, from doing so.

Four resolutions were also considered:

The next meeting of the Senate will be held on Mar. 31 at 1:15 P.M. in 301 Uris Hall. Non-senators who wish to attend as observers must obtain tickets by presenting a valid CUID at the Senate office, 406 Low Library, or at 3-411 P & S, by 11:00 A.M. on the day of the meeting.

Columbia University Record -- March 10, 1995 -- Vol. 20, No. 20