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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Letter From A&S Executive Committee re "magic bus" post

The below letter was sent by ASC Chair Lawrence Anderson-Huang to Blog Facilitator for posting

July 15, 2008

Dear Colleagues:

A cartoon published earlier on this blog was found to be offensive to a significant part of our faculty community. Since such posts do not serve the mission of the Arts and Sciences Council or the University, the post has been removed at our request. We denounce racism, sexism and cultural bias. We ask our bloggers to respectfully consider all members of this blog's audience.

ASC Executive Committee
Lawrence Anderson Huang, Chair

1 comment:

horns n' fins said...

Lawrence and the executive committee,

Because it's often hard to tell in this medium, I just want to mention that the following note is sincere, not sarcastic. Thanks for your quick, thoughtful, and decisive response to this issue. You had to balance the free and open expression encouraged on this blog with other values that we hold dear. Lawrence publicly denounced the the offensive material and the executive committee met, deliberated, and acted. I think you handled it well.

Thank you.