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September 13, 2007


Editor’s note: The following letter contained a second signature that could not be confirmed before the University Times went to press.

To the editor:

I was dismayed by the Aug. 30 story on newly hired and appointed faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences, which featured nine men — and not a single woman. This is particularly striking as Arts and Sciences has 10 new women faculty this year, in departments ranging from English and studio arts to sociology and economics, in addition to women appointed to a number of administrative positions in the School. I hope the University Times will, in future issues, let the University community learn more about some of these accomplished faculty.

Jean Ferguson Carr


Women’s Studies


Carol Mullen, director of communications in the School of Arts and Sciences, replies:

I regret that the University Times was not provided with a more comprehensive list of our new faculty hires, 42 percent of whom are women and 100 percent of whom are exciting, productive scholars in their respective fields. The School of Arts and Sciences will look forward to working closely with the Times in the weeks and months ahead to share news about the outstanding achievements and contributions of all of our faculty members. In the meantime, we invite your readers to visit our web site at to learn more about our community of scholars.


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