Emory’s highly debated pre-employment drug
testing policy was the first item of discussion at the March 6 meeting
of the President’s Council on the Status of Women (PCSW),
held in 400 Administration.
Junior Chair Kim Smith said the commission submitted a letter to
the University Senate opposing the policy. Co-signing the letter
were the President’s Commissions on Minoritiy and LGBT Concerns
and the Student Government Association executive committee, said
Susan Gilbert, who presented the letter at the meeting.
Anne Kelley said the faculty concerns committee is still working
on collecting more information from the School of Medicine to add
to its faculty gender-equity study. The committee is continuing
its study of women in administrative leadership positions, by comparing
Emory to peer institutions. The group is writing a report of its
findings to submit to the Board of Trustees, President Bill Chace
and various search committees filling leadership positions on campus.
Susan Lee said the staff concerns committee will update signs with
information about sexual assault and harassment on exisiting signs
in women’s campus restrooms. The committee also hopes to add
this information to men’s restrooms, she said. Elaine Gossett
reported that the Mentor Emory pilot program recently underwent
a review by its first-time participants, and funding is being sought
to continue the program.
Jill Clark said the student concerns committee will help with the
restroom signs. The group will meet with Robert Ethridge, vice president
of Equal Opportunity Programs, to discuss updating Emory’s
sexual harassment information and publications after spring break.
PCSW will host its annual spring event on Wednesday, April 9, at
Miller-Ward Alumni House. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, associate professor
of women’s studies, will speak.
The commission will meet again April 3 at 3:30 p.m. in 400 Administration.
you have a question or concern for PCSW, e-mail chair Beth Seelig