mindseye: Hey, folks -- anyone want to hire an experienced teacher with mad computer skills?? I'm looking... -------------------- The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors held a meeting while the campus community was on Spring Break last week. During this meeting, they took three drastic steps that overwhelmingly chill the climate at this already-conservative university: They removed sexual orientation from the University's non-discrimination clause. This motion was not listed on the board's meeting agenda, and has not been formally publicized on the university's web site They removed race and gender as factors in determining admissions and financial aid. They denied a tenure-track position to a lesbian faculty member that had been hired by the English Department, offering her only a one-year, non-tenure-track position instead. I'm encouraging folks to write the BOV and complain -- especially if you're Virginia Tech alumni: [tt]John G Rocovich, Jr. Rector, Board of Visitors, Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 24061[/tt] I'm currently bound by a contract through June, 2004. I've made the decision to definitely leave at the end of the contract. If I can make sure that I can do so legally, I might even leave before then. This really really sucks.