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November 12, 2001

PCSW continues working on projects

By Stephanie Sonnenfeld


Members of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) convened Nov. 1 for the group’s monthly meeting.

Vicki Powers of the faculty concerns committee updated members on its study of women faculty members and tenure. PCSW members and representatives from the Office of Institutional Planning and Research are editing the first draft of data for the study. Three members are experts in quantitative research and will be able to suggest other ways to examine the data, Powers said.

Amy Wheeler of the staff concerns committee said she had a successful lunch meeting with Alice Miller and Pat Douglass of Human Resources, and Miller will meet with the committee at its December meeting.

From the student concerns committee, Melaine Styer said the committee has been working on creating an all-female housing option for transfer and upper-class students. After talking with PCSW member Lisa DeMik, from Residence Life, Styer said the existing all-female option at Thomas Hall will be advertised more heavily to students for the 2002–03 school year.

A proposal for having a monthly women’s health day instead of the group’s women’s health week was mentioned by student Monique Nugent. The committee also discussed the hiring of a sexual assault prevention coordinator, and Janice Latoza of University Health Services offered some advice on the matter.

Chair Deb Floyd reminded members that nominations are being accepted for the chair-elect and two member-at-large positions.

The PCSW holds its meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in 400 Administration. Its next meeting will be Dec. 6.

If you have a question or concern for PCSW, contact chair Deb Floyd at


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