Friday, March 14, 2008

Save women's studies (by Suzie)

       Last week, the Department of Women’s Studies at the University of South Florida celebrated its 35th year – and, perhaps, its last.
       USF must cut its budget, and the elimination of the department is being discussed. USF has the only autonomous Women’s Studies Department in Florida, and the program is one of the oldest in the nation. I'm partial because I got my master's degree there in 2001.
        If you want to add your name to a petition calling for the preservation of the department, message
        Last year, Ms. magazine asked what can you do with a women’s studies degree. Short answer: Transform the world.