> From Sreenath Sreenivasan
Dean of Students
Dear M.A. Students:
Greetings and welcome to the Journalism School as our first class of students
in this new and ambitious program of study. Some of you, of course, are making
a second journey with us and we are glad to have you back. We are all embarking
together on this exciting venture; this is especially true for me. I have been
Dean of Students for a month now and am looking forward to getting to know you
all. You will be working closely with me and Melanie Huff, Assistant Dean of
Students, throughout the year. In addition, Associate Dean Evan Cornog will be
working closely with us in guiding you through the school and the rich
offerings of Columbia University.
Below is your orientation schedule, along with a solution for an e-mail-related
problem. You are being pre-registered for all classes except for the outside
course and the procedures for handling that registration will be explained
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005
8:15-9:00 a.m Lobby
Check in and pick up ID and Orientation materials
9:00-10:30 a.m Lecture Hall
Welcome: Nicholas Lemann, Dean
David Klatell, Vice Dean
Evan Cornog, Associate Dean
Meetings with Concentration Professors
Arts, Room 601B: Prof. Alisa Solomon
Politics, Room 601C: Prof. Alexander Stille
Science, Room 602: Prof. Marguerite Holloway
Business, Room 607A: James B. Stewart and Sylvia Nasar
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:00-3:30 p.m. Lecture Hall
. David Klatell, Vice Dean
. Sreenath Sreenivasan, Dean of Students
. Melanie Huff, Assistant Dean of Students
. Ernest Sotomayor, Director of Career Services
. Robert Mac Donald, Financial Aid
. Marsha Wagner, University Ombuds Officer
. Phillip Velez, Health and Related Services
Computer Activation/Forms Akram-Keim (room 607C);
Kiviat-Velzaquez-Manoff (room 601A)
5:00-6:30 p.m. World Room
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My office is in room 705, next to Dean Huff, who’s in 703 - do stop by and say
hello when you get a chance. See you soon. (Info on that e-mail fix is below).
Regards, Sreenath Sreenivasan
Dean of Students, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
http://www.sree.net | http://www.sreetips.com
FIXING YOUR E-MAIL IDENTITY: One of the more frustrating things with our e-mail
system is that Cubmail doesn’t automatically put your name in the “from” lines.
So faculty and administrators end up getting e-mail from, say,
“email@example.com” and we have no idea who it is (especially when there’s
no signature file in the message itself). Worse, some e-mail programs treat
such senders as spammers and dump the message automatically into junk-mail
folders. There’s a one-time, two-minute solution, and it is explained below.
Please take time to do this. Please include a phone number along with your
signature when you write to us so we can respond that way, if necessary (you
will want to do this when dealing with sources, too).
HOW TO FIX YOUR E-MAIL IDENTITY
Lauch CUBMAIL at https://cubmail.cc.columbia.edu
Go to OPTIONS
Go to PERSONAL INFORMATION
Go to EDIT YOUR IDENTITIES
Choose DEFAULT IDENTITY
Add your full name there, and any other details you wish.
[You can have a different “reply-to” address, add auto signatures, etc].
You need to do this only if you plan to use CUBMAIL (which almost all
students do at some point).
And please don’t forget to routinely sign your messages with your full
name in the body of the message - and to include a phone number, too.
Thanks and good luck.