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Joint Statement regarding the passage of #SB2681.

Joint Statement from the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation regarding the passage of #SB2681.

All those who support these sentiments in the statement below, please share freely:

Members of the University of Mississippi community are deeply concerned about the consequences of SB2681, a bill that reaffirms the ability to legally discriminate against the LGBTQ community and also gives license for all sorts of physical, spiritual, and psychic violence against LGBTQ residents of Mississippi. Such a bill compromises the civil rights of all of the state’s residents because this bill sets a precedent for legal discrimination.

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Harker to become Interim Director for 2014-15

On behalf of Glenn Hopkins

Please forward this information to your faculty and staff.

harkerAs you may know, Dr. Susan Grayzel, Director of the Center for Women and Gender Studies, has received a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies and will be on leave this next academic year.  This fellowship is national recognition of her superlative, and much lauded, historical scholarship.  I know she will enjoy and benefit greatly from this year immersed in her scholarship without the burden of administrative responsibility.  Our congratulations go to Dr. Grayzel on receiving one of the 2014 Collaborative Research Fellowships of the American Council of Learned Societies.

To serve as interim director of the Center during this coming year, we are most fortunate to have Dr. Jaime Harker of our Department of English available and willing to serve.  Dr. Harker is a fine and well-published scholar and an excellent teacher who also brings significant administrative experience to this important position.  She has been affiliated with the Isom Center for many years and is intimately familiar with its several missions.  I know the Center is in good hands, and I look forward to working with her in the coming year.

 

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