With a full agenda in front of them, members of the President's
Commission on the Status of Minorities met for the second time
this school year on Tuesday, Oct. 28, in 400 Administration.
assistant professors of anthropology brought before the commission
their concerns about a complaint filed with the Office of Equal
Opportunities Programs. After heavy discussion, Chair Nagueyalti
Warren said she and the commission members would draft a resolution
pertaining to the professors' complaint.
group then discussed President Wagner's draft Vision Statement.
Many members questioned the connotation of "academic destination" in
the statement, saying "destination" sounded terminal rather than
active. Other suggestions included placing the idea of diversity
near the top, adding more about staff and having more about Emory
and its connection to the Atlanta community.
to approving its yearly budget, members examined the criteria and
overall awarding of its faculty travel grant awards. The grants
were suspended last year because a bulk of PCSM's budget went to
support its "Diversity As Value Added" symposium last spring. Warren
suggested a committee be formed to examine the grant application
and awarding process, which Chris Grey volunteered to chair. In
other budget business, members approved the allocation of $500
toward February's State of Race Debate.
will meet again on Monday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. in 400 Administration.
If you have a question or concern for PCSM, e-mail chair Nagueyalti
Warren at email@example.com.