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White Paper: Women’s Studies Research Centers

Posted in UA Transformation Plan by Evan Lisull on 23 October 2008

This proposal can be summed up by the title: merge the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) and the Center of Excellence in Women’s Health (WCoE). This simply makes sense, even if, as the budgetary section points out, a pretty small monetary impact in the scheme of things. Still, every little bit helps.

The budget section also offers more of our favorite white paper appeals:

1. Money Ain’t Shit:

Given that the combined permanent state funding for both units (SIROW and WCoE) is less $200,000 and represents less than 6% of the total grant funding generated by the two units, a
reduction in budget is not being proposed.

(Again, this is more reasonable than most, but it’s still funny to read.)

2. Deus Ex Alumnis + Budgetary Probability — A two-fer!

Perhaps improved ability to fundraise given a larger unit and increased research portfolio

On a broader scale, it makes one wonder why the Women’s Resource Center that was an issue of debate during the ASUA elections isn’t just a side project of the new SIROW-WCoE conglomeration. This, it seems to me, would actually help both organizations — the WRC would be connected to the literature behind their activism, while the SIROW-WCoE would be able to put their knowledge to use in the broader community.

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  1. […] of Veterinary Science and Microbiology into the School of Animal Systems. This is akin to the merger of the women’s studies centers, in the sense that it just simply makes sense for the Judean People’s Front and the […]

  2. […] previous Lamp coverage of the WRC, read here, here, and here. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)Ana Log Tagged with: ASUA […]


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