8.0143 Update: Ben Gurion University (1/23)

Thu, 11 Aug 1994 21:32:40 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0143. Thursday, 11 Aug 1994.

Date: Wed, 10 Aug 1994 17:06:38 +0300 (IDT)
From: nomi shir <shir@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>
Subject: Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics, Ben Gurion U.

August 8, 1994.

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Half a year ago the Department of Foreign Literatures and
Linguistics at Ben Gurion University of the Negev faced an uncertain future
owing to the fact that the administration had frozen all appointments and had
threatened to take away two positions. We were very heartened by the letters
of support we received and are happy to inform you that this threat to the
department has been removed, mainly due to a timely change within the
administration. The department has been given the go-ahead to make two new
appointments and we are confident that we will now be able to enact our long
overdue plans for development.


Haim Finkelstein, Outgoing Chair
Nomi Shir, Chair