President’s Cabinet Meeting
October 22, 2001

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Saligrama C. SubbaRao, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Dean Jerryl Briggs, Ms. Diane M. Brown

Attended for portion of meeting:  Dr. Renford A.B. Brevett

Cautionary Procedures for Mailed Biological Agent Threats - The Lincoln University community was recently notified that "pursuant to recent Anthrax scares, the University Mail and Copy Center (UMCC) are closely monitoring all incoming mail for anything that may look suspicious….Effective immediately, UMCC will:
- Not open or forward any mail not addressed to a specific department or program and which does not have a returnable address;
- Red tag and forward to the department along with a cautionary notice, any mail addressed to specific departments or programs which does not have a returnable address;
- Detain and bring to the attention of Public Safety and Security, any suspicious mail regardless of how it is addressed.

Dorm Concerns - The Director of Physical Plant and Dean of Housing met with students on the evening of Thursday, October 18th to discuss issues relating to dorm conditions.  Students were asked to be aware of practices, which contribute to the problems, and increased weekly inspections by physical plant personnel will be conducted in the dorms to monitor progress in rectifying the problems.

Barnes/Lincoln partnership - Initial steps have been taken to explore the possibility of establishing a partnership program with the Barnes Foundation and Lincoln University.  Follow up discussions will be held to determine next steps to be taken.

Minority Males Consortium - Lincoln has accepted an invitation to be included in the initial group of five consortium member HBCUs should efforts to secure funding to revitalize the Minority Males Consortium be successful.

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund (TMSF) - The TMSF has established a special scholarship fund in response to the World Trade Center and Pentagon tragedies.  "The new "Thurgood Marshall/911 Response Scholarships" will be restricted to children of families who lost loved ones and to children of people who lost jobs as a result of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks."

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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