I think it’s very important for us to be at this Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, 4/17 in Alumni Hall at 3:00. As you know, I have raised concerns about the direction and future of the university. Provost Helldobler wrote to the university yesterday, with what I think was a very helpful continuation of the discussion many of us have initiated, and we should continue it in the spirit of collaboration he suggests.
I sometimes think that the perspectives of the faculty and the administration are difficult to bridge. Often times they are not. But at other times what can seem to be outright contradictions and obfuscations to us, may really be confusions to them. Let’s make this Town Hall, and bridging that gap, a priority and be ready to speak up as well as listen.