2006_05_08-resolution

Dear Colleagues,

Most of you have probably already received this statement on the removal of the Palestinian drawings from the Library, with its list of signatories, through your departments. But since some of you have not, we thought we would send it to you directly.


Brandeis University
May 8, 2006


To: Jehuda Reinharz, President
Marty Krauss, Provost


Statement regarding the removal of Lior Halperin's ('09) exhibit from the university library.

A small group of concerned faculty decided last night, Sunday, to collect signatures from the faculty on the statement below. We circulated the list through colleagues, who in turn send it on to their colleagues. In less than 24 hours, we have collected more than ninety signatures. It is our hope that the university will very quickly find a way to do as the faculty members, who have signed the statement, have urged, namely find a suitable way to re-exhibit Lior's project.

Since we did not use a university-generated mailing list, there may well be many members of the faculty who have not seen the statement or had a chance to submit their names.


STATEMENT

We, the undersigned, regard the removal of Lior Halperin's ('09) exhibit from the university library as a mistake, and we expect the university to find a suitable way for Lior to exhibit her project.

Mark Adler (MATH)
Silvia M. Arrom (HIST)
Robert A. Art (POL)
Mark Auslander (ANTH)
Lisette Balabarca (SPAN)
Mario Bourgoin (MATH)
Marc Brettler (NEJS)
Bernadette Brooten (NEJS)
Seyom Brown (POL)
Joan Bryant (AAAS)
John Burt (ENG)
Steven L. Burg (POL)
Mary Baine Campbell (ENG)
Anne Carter (ECON)
Stephen Cecchetti (ECON)
Bulbul Chakraborty (PHYS)
Ruth Charney (MAT)
Trenery Dolbear (ECON)
David Engermen (HIST)
Irving Epstein (CHEM)
Gordon Fellman (SOC)
Elizabeth Ferry (ANTH)
William Flesch (ENG)
Dian Fox (ROCL)
Bruce M. Foxman (CHEM)
Gregory Freeze (HIST)
Richard Gaskins (AMST)
Jeff Gelles (BICHEM)
Anne Gershenson (CHEM)
Michael T. Gilmore (ENG)
Edward Goldstein (MATH)
Nance Goldstein (WSRC)
Jane Hale (ROCL)
Karen V. Hansen (SOC)
Erica Harth (ROCL)
Michael Henchman (CHEM)
James Hendrickson (CHEM)
Donald Hindley (POL)
Eli Hirsch (PHIL)
Mark Hulliung (HIST)
Caren Irr (ENG)
Ray Jackendoff (PSYCH)
Paul Jankowski (HIST)
Gary Jefferson (ECON)
Patricia A. Johnston (CLAS)
Jackie Jones (HIST)
Peter Jordan (CHEM)
Jane Kamensky (HIST)
Edward Kaplan (ROCL)
Thomas A. King (ENG)
Jytte Klausen (POL)
Ann-Olga Koloski-Ostrow (CLAS)
Daniel Kryder (POL)
Robert V. Lange (PHYS)
Susan S. Lanser (ENG, WGS)
Richard Lansing (ROCL)
Albion Lawrence (PHYS)
Blake LeBaron (IBS)
Walter Leutz (HELLER)
Marya Levenson (EDUC)
Henry Linschitz (CHEM)
Marya Lowry (Theater Arts)
Kanan Makiya (NEJS)
Harry Mairson (COSI)
Jim Mandrell (ROCL)
Rachel McCulloch (IBS/ECON)
Robert B. Meyer (PHYS)
Chris Miller (BIOL)
Laura J. Miller (SOC)
Paul Miller (PHYS)
Robin Feuer Miller (GRALL)
Paul Monsky (MATH)
Leonard Muellner (CLAS)
Jeremy Ravi Mumford (HIST)
Wellington Nyangoni (AAAS)
Carol L. Osler (IBS)
Richard J. Parmentier (ANTH)
Daniel Perlman (PHYS)
Gregory A. Petsko (CHEM)
John Plotz (ENG)
Susan Sondej Pochapsky (CHEM)
Bonit Porath (NEJS)
David Powelstock (GRALL)
James Pustejovsky (COSCI)
David Rakowski (MUS)
Michael Randall (ROCL)
Esther Ratner (COMP)
Mary Ruth Ray (MUS)
Art Reis (CHEM)
Dirck Roosevelt (EDUC)
Timothy L. Rose (CHEM)
George Ross (POL)
Ellen Schattschneider (ANTH)
Gerald W. Schwarz (MATH)
Aurora M. Sherman (PSYCH)
Susan Shevitz (HORN)
Dawn Skorczewski (ENG)
Richard Slaven (PHYS)
Marion Smiley (PHIL)
Faith Smith (ENG, AAAS)
Jennifer Stern (Fine Arts)
Ibrahim K. Sundiata (AAAS)
Andreas Teuber (PHIL)
Cheryl L. Walker (CLAS)
John Wardle (PHYS)
David Wilson (Theater)
Beverly Woodward (PHIL/SOC)
Aida Yuen Wong (Fine Arts)
Bernie Yack (POL)