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Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle

Week of October 20, 2008
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Change of Division Requests. Students wishing to request a change of division for the Spring semester (e.g., from evening division to full-time or part-time day division, or vice versa) should submit a request through the Chicago-Kent Web for Students site. (Log into Webmail, click on the Web for Students icon, and then select "Request to change division" on the left-hand menu.) Please note: Students may not switch divisions until they have completed their first year. The request form will be available beginning Monday, October 20. The deadline for submitting the form is Monday, November 3, at 5:00 pm.

Presentation by Dr. William Meinecke, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Dr. William Meinecke, an historian with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will give a guest lecture by videoconference in Prof. Moss's Rule of Law seminar on Thursday, October 23, 4:00-5:30pm, in Rm. 210. The lecture is open to all. Dr. Meinecke will be discussing whether lawyers today are living up to their responsibilities to protect the rule of law, comparing and contrasting present circumstances with the situation in Germany during the Third Reich.

Expansion of Lifetime Learning Credit. Professors Brody and Chapman suggested that I inform students about an increase in the Lifetime Learning credit for 2008 and 2009. The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (the bailout bill) provides tax relief for Midwestern counties, including Cook County, Illinois, that were declared Presidential Disaster areas because of the recent flooding. One provision of the Act doubles the Lifetime Learning credit percentage from 20% to 40% of up to $10,000 spent for tuition, fees, books, room and board. The maximum credit is increased from $2,000 to $4,000. The provision applies to students attending universities in the Midwestern disaster counties, including Chicago-Kent students. (The Act also doubles the Hope Scholarship credit for students in disaster counties, but the Hope credit is available only for students in the first two years of post-secondary education.) Consult your tax advisor to determine if you or your parents are entitled to the Lifetime Learning credit.

Joke of the Week. "I'm really upset with the restaurant parking attendants. They won't validate my feelings." (Scott Wood)

Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "I, Too, Sing America," by Langston Hughes.
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