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Kil
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Posted - 05/06/2013 :  09:45:04  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
NCSE's Scott to retire

NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott announced on May 6, 2013, that she was planning to retire by the end of the year, after more than twenty-six years at NCSE's helm. "It's a good time to retire, with our new climate change initiative off to a strong start and with the staff energized and excited by the new challenges ahead," she commented. "The person who replaces me will find a strong staff, a strong set of programs, and a strong board of directors."

During Scott's time at NCSE, she was honored with no fewer than eight honorary degrees as well as the Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Science, the inaugural Stephen Jay Gould Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Public Service Award from the National Science Board, and the Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science...

Read on.

After 26 years at the helm of the NCSE, it's hard to imagine that extremely valuable organization without her. She is one of those people who did the heavy lifting, while the rest of us cheered her on. She fought the good fight.

Hopefully a worthy successor will be found. Her's are some big shoes to fill.

No matter what you think of some controversial turns the NCSE might have made, what they have accomplished is nothing short of remarkable. The NCSE has beat back creationism in the classroom in state after state. And they have now also taken on climate change denial.

I'm an unabashed fan of Dr. Scott. Here's wishing her the best.

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Boron10
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Posted - 05/06/2013 :  16:02:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Boron10 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ok, ok. Twist my arm, will you. I'll do it....

Seriously, though, I'd love that job! It's too bad for me I won't be ready for it until after the position's been filled.
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Kil
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Posted - 05/06/2013 :  16:53:11   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Boron10

Ok, ok. Twist my arm, will you. I'll do it....

Seriously, though, I'd love that job! It's too bad for me I won't be ready for it until after the position's been filled.
Yeah. Not an easy job though. And she travelled constantly to give talks and do the NCSE thing in front of hostile school boards.

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sailingsoul
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Posted - 05/06/2013 :  17:49:14   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
She has been effective, more than most ever realized. She is going to be a tough act to follow by whoever replaces her. She's has had a full career and I too wish her well.

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Dave W.
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Posted - 05/07/2013 :  16:48:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
PZ Myers thinks he's perfect for the job:
Although…perhaps I should apply for the job. I looked at the qualifications, and it was like looking in a mirror, man — especially that last bit about “the ability to work effectively and diplomatically with diverse communities and allies”. It sounds just like me, right, gang? I should go for it.

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Kil
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Posted - 05/07/2013 :  17:20:03   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

PZ Myers thinks he's perfect for the job:
Although…perhaps I should apply for the job. I looked at the qualifications, and it was like looking in a mirror, man — especially that last bit about “the ability to work effectively and diplomatically with diverse communities and allies”. It sounds just like me, right, gang? I should go for it.


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Why not question something for a change?

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