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Disc: Harvard Linguistics

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  1. mark, Rumor: Harvard to dismantle ling. dept.?!
  2. David Silva, Could this be true about Harvard?

Message 1: Rumor: Harvard to dismantle ling. dept.?!

Date: Tue, 05 Oct 93 12:47:00 ESRumor: Harvard to dismantle ling. dept.?!
From: mark <markdragonsys.com>
Subject: Rumor: Harvard to dismantle ling. dept.?!

THE FOLLOWING WAS DISTRIBUTED TO THE SIGN LANGUAGE LINGUISTICS
LIST "SLLING". The name at the bottom was the immediate sender;
the one at the top (Mark Kille) was in the forwarding path,
which I have deleted. I have no further information on this
report.

 Mark A. Mandel
 Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200
 320 Nevada St. : Newton, Mass. 02160, USA : markdragonsys.com

 ========== FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS ===========


Harvard is planning on dismantling its linguistics department in favor of an
"interdisciplinary committee." The administration is being less than open
about the reasons for this (disastrous) move. Myself and the other undergrad
linguistics students are going to do what we can to fight, but it looks pretty
hopeless... Still, if anyone out there has any suggestions (such as possibly
sympathetic organizations to contact, information about how other colleges
have handled similar situations, etc.), they would be greatly appreciated.
Making noise over the net or other appropriate places would be wonderful, too.
Thanks a lot, in advance.

 Aaron J. Gorelick
National Technical Institute for the Deaf | Baudot TTY (716) 475-2895
 at the Rochester Institute of Technology | FAX (716) 475-7526
97 Hugh L. Carey Building | BITNET: AJGDISRITVAX
Rochester, NY 14623-5603 | Internet: ajgdisritvax.isc.rit.edu
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Message 2: Could this be true about Harvard?

Date: Tue, 5 Oct 93 17:46:00 CDTCould this be true about Harvard?
From: David Silva <davidutafll.uta.edu>
Subject: Could this be true about Harvard?


I just received this rather disturbing message from a friend of mine on the
SLA list. As an alum I'm particularly moved--as a linguist, I'm saddened to
see that yet another school is considering breaking up a linguistics dept.
What do y'all think? (And what's the deal with Yale, these days?)

--David Silva
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 Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1993 01:43:21 GMT
 From: Mark Kille <mkilleHUSC11.HARVARD.EDU>
 Subject: Harvard to dissolve linguistics dept.

Harvard is planning on dismantling its linguistics department in favor of an
"interdisciplinary committee." The administration is being less than open
about the reasons for this (disastrous) move. Myself and the other undergrad
linguistics students are going to do what we can to fight, but it looks pretty
hopeless... Still, if anyone out there has any suggestions (such as possibly
sympathetic organizations to contact, information about how other colleges
have handled similar situations, etc.), they would be greatly appreciated.
Making noise over the net or other appropriate places would be wonderful, too.
Thanks a lot, in advance.
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