In their Dec. 4 meeting in 400 Administration,
members of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women
(PCSW) read and edited the draft of a letter to President Jim Wagner
regarding last semester’s racial incident in the anthropology
department. The letter stated that while the PCSW does not tolerate
racial discrimination in any form, it does not have enough information
on the situation to make a definitive statement on the issue.
Susan Gilbert updated members on a survey by the faculty concerns committee that
will ask Emory College deans and department heads about their knowledge and departmental
implementation of the Family Medical Leave Act. Gilbert also said the committee
is examining their committee membership and replace non-participating members.
Elaine Gossett of the staff concerns committee said the group is continuing work
on a handbook for Emory women that could encompass an electronic version.
Maggie Juliano of the student concerns committee said her group would like
to help with that handbook. Juliano also said the group is continuing its current
projects and has a meeting with Emory’s new sexual harassment coordinator
Allison Dykes said the women and leadership committee
is working with Daniel Teodorescu of Institutional Planning and
Research on obtaining data for its initial study of women and leadership
roles on campus. Dykes reported she is also working on an executive
summary of the group and a letter to Wagner asking if there are
any specific areas he wants the committee to explore. She added
the group would like to meet with the outgoing president of Duke University,
who led that school’s “Women’s
PSCW will meet again on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 3:30 p.m. in 400 Administration.
If you have a question or concern for PCSW, contact chair
Kim Smith at email@example.com.