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AASWOMEN Newsletter for May 15, 2015

15 May 2015, 15:06 UTC
AASWOMEN Newsletter for May 15, 2015
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AAS Committee on the Status of WomenIssue of May 15, 2015eds: Daryl Haggard, Nicolle Zellner, Meredith Hughes, & Elysse VoyerThis week's issues:1. Statement affirming respectful debate during current TMT protests2. Diversity 101: Nine Simple Steps to a More Diverse Astronomical Community3. The Family Friendly Faculty Retreat4. Survey for LGBT+ Physicists and Physics Students5. Job Opportunities6. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter7. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter8. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter1. Statement affirming respectful debate during current TMT protestsFrom: Christina Richey via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/[This post was submitted to the Women in Astronomy blog by leaders on diversity issues from within the AAS community. There has also been a statement from AAS President Meg Urry.] The last few weeks have brought to a head a confrontation between Native Hawaiian protesters and the Thirty Meter Telescope project. There are varied perspectives on all sides of this issue, amongst supporters and opponents, Hawaiians and mainlanders, astronomers and the general public, and all intersections of these groups. Events associated with the protests, including some cases of violence or threats of violence, have created significant divisions within our community, divisions which have manifested themselves in heated debates and ...

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