Saturday, May 31, 2008

Out lesbian might become next chancellor at university  

I thought I'd stick with the "making history" theme that I've seemed to have adopted for today's posts, and talk about what's going on over at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Cornell University Provost Biddy Martin was recommended Wednesday to be the next chancellor at UW-Madison. Martin is an out and proud lesbian, who teaches Women's Studies and German Studies, and has also written a book: "Femininity Played Straight: The Significance of Being Lesbian."

If Martin is actually elected as chancellor, UW-Madison will become the largest university to have an openly gay leader. There are only a handful of other openly gay university leaders, but they are all at small schools. UW-Madison has about 40,000 students.

Hot damn.

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