Thursday, September 09, 2010

Bureaucracy is the New Shrine

Bureaucracy is the new shrine.  If we like something, we'll devote an agency to it.

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From: Chancellor Robert A. Easter <>
Date: Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 1:33 AM
Subject: MASSMAIL - Reaffirmation of Equal Employment Opportunity
To: All Faculty & All Academic Professionals & All Civil Service Staff & All Undergrad Students & All Grad Students <>

Date:   September 9, 2010

To:     Members of the Campus Community

From:   Robert A. Easter
       Chancellor and Provost (Interim)

Re:     Reaffirmation of Equal Employment Opportunity

At the start of each academic year, I have the privilege of reaffirming
the University of Illinois' commitment to equal opportunity, consistent
with University policy and federal and state regulations.

The University, as reflected by Inclusive Illinois, is committed to
creating and maintaining a community that recognizes and values the
inherent worth and dignity of every person, while fostering an environment
of mutual respect among its members.  The University takes seriously our
responsibility to provide leadership in ensuring that equal employment
opportunity is our standard practice rather than an aspiration.  As such,
University policy prohibits discrimination or harassment of any member of
the campus community in any employment practice, including recruitment,
selection, promotion, transfer, merit increases, salary, training and
development, demotion, and separation on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, order of protection status,
genetic information, marital status, disability, sexual orientation
including gender identity, unfavorable discharge from the military or
status as a protected veteran.  The policy is available online at

Additionally, the University remains committed to the principles of
affirmative action and equal access for women, minorities, persons with
disabilities, and protected veterans.  The Campus Affirmative Action Plan
describes the policies and procedures that must be followed in furtherance
of these principles.  All employees are responsible for promoting equal
employment opportunity and for making good faith efforts to achieve the
university's affirmative action goals.

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access is a resource for the campus in
matters of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination in
employment.  OEOA is available to address any campus concerns involving
these matters. As always, your commitment to a respectful living,
learning, and working community at Illinois is acknowledged and

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The Office of the Chancellor

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Hannah Ihms
Graduate Student, Chemistry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.