Oct. 7 -20, 2005
Vol. 35, Issue 17
Back Issues
Marshall wins award for discovering link between ulcers and bacteria
Board discusses diversity, salaries, benefits and more

Faculty Senate focuses on diversity issues

Beattie wins $30,000 Rea Award for the short story
Hot topics subject of education conference
Letter to the editor
Harvey sees his role as catalyst and coordinator
Tundra getting greener & warmer
Gorman releases new study of gender bias in hiring
Fiddlin' Beethoven
Lampkin family becomes Lawnies --- again
New additions will address space needs and highlight faculty design excellence
The many sides of 'In/Justice'
Poet W.S. Merwin to read on Oct. 13
Hugo live concert
Campaign struts Health System's stuff


To the editor:

Several years ago the Faculty Senate took as its theme encouraging diversity. Our brain-storming session came up with a simple and effective (and also involving no extra cost) proposal for encouraging student exposure to and interaction with students from different backgrounds: assign first-year room assignment at random rather than allowing students to bunk with their old pals from high school. The proposal was sent to Student Government that vetoed it. The University buckled.
So much for commitment to diversity.
Jenny Strauss Clay, Professor of Classics


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