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SRC member details harassment by Wagner

Elizabeth Hennig was one of two undergraduate students present at the “negotiation” meeting with President Wagner, Dean Forman and VP Gary Hauk. Last week, she submitted an op-ed to the Emory Wheel recounting what she described as harassment during the meeting. Her article was included in Friday’s print edition, but removed from the Wheel web page the day of publication.

Here it is.

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Fighting racism, sexism in tenure decisions

In the midst of what looks, from the restricted vantage point of students and faculty, like a disproportionate attack on Emory’s African-American students and faculty, women faculty, and other minorities, not to mention the institutions of critical race and cultural studies (long enough a subordinate clause for you?), we find a new analysis of slanted tenure decisions at the University of Southern California revealing and disturbing. While statistics don’t prove intentional discrimination, they point to invisible barriers. Insightfully, one commenter pointed out that the service positions junior faculty are asked to perform are not valued equally: sitting on a diversity committee, say, isn’t taken as seriously as a finance board, even if both take the same chunk out of one’s research time. Food for thought, and yet another call for accountability in the way Deans Paul and Forman selected the individuals who would determine the future course of the College.

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Dean Forman Explains, Our Intrepid Tweeters Keep Pace

Read some of the highlights from Twitter here: the evening’s progress…and some of the overarching themes.

Now pardon our editor as she pours herself a glass of red wine and mournfully rereads Derrida’s “The University Without Condition.”

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