Rusty's Reflections: October 2008
Welcome to OED News!
I’m very pleased to welcome you to the inaugural issue of OED News, the Office for Equity and Diversity’s new internal e-newsletter. OED News will be published once a month, and will give all of us chance to share our work, our accomplishments, and a sense of what’s happening in Morrill Hall, Klaeber Court, and McNamara.
The goal of OED News is twofold: building communication and building community. Bridges are fragile things: we often talk about building bridges in equity and diversity work, and I know that each of your units--and each of you--is dedicated to that work. But in the flurry of daily activities we sometimes we neglect the bridge that connects us: that we are all part of the Office for Equity and Diversity. My hope is that this newsletter will become an important bridge in keeping us all connected to each other.
OED News is published using the University Libraries' "UThink" blog tool, which allows for a good deal of two-way communication. I encourage you not just to read this newsletter every month, but to contribute to it as well. Use the "Comments" link at the bottom of each entry to post a comment, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to contribute items you’d like published in the newsletter. And any suggestions you have for making this publication better and more meaningful to you are also welcome and strongly encouraged.
I look forward to seeing you at the OED all-staff meeting on October 20. As always, I thank you for your hard work and dedication to making this University a better place.
All the best,