Via Feminist Philosophers, an announcement on a new Site Visit Program designed to improve the climate for women and minorities, which is supported by the APA Committee on the Status of Woman. (Wonder why the APA didn’t involve the Diversity Committee, on which I serve? Not a complaint, just there’s great people on the committee whose input I’m sure would have been welcomed.) Applications are sought to do training for these site visits. Certainly a positive step, and I wonder if there’s anything like it in other disciplines. It’s also not clear from the program page if site visits will be done only by department invitation, or, if not, what would trigger such a visit.
I can’t make it since I’ll be out of town, but it’ll be a good one: we got Scott this year (cross-appointed with education) and he is just great to watch thinking through a set of issues–one of the Jockey all stars. Except shoes. He really must learn to get–and wear–a good pair of boots if he’s living in St. John’s. Watching him trudge downtown for drinks with Dan Smith in dress shoes was quite a “philosophers know nothing of the world” moment…
New transcript released of his 1974 prison visit. This should be of interest to those working on the late Sartre and his thoughts on violence (though this article itself is almost so loaded it helps little).