[URBANTH-L]Responses from 10/31 and 11/1

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Mon Nov 1 14:54:14 EST 2004

Dear Colleagues,

I'd like to commend everyone for having gotten through the whirlwind of 
email traffic we've experienced during the past two weeks.  In the 
coming week, URBANTH-L will wind down the number of postings by avoiding 
cross-posted information unless it is new and/or very relevant to 
SUNTA.  We will continue to post direct letters to the list, 
particularly with regard to unresolved issues such as refunds, panel 
reorganization, and the like.  - AJ

Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 19:42:18 -0500 (EST)
From: Gayle Rubin <grubin at umich.edu>
To: urbanth-l at lists.ysu.edu
Subject: Rocks and hard places

I haven't attempted to post to this list before, so don't know if this
will appear. But I must say I'm a bit floored by the amount and tone of
criticism directed at the AAA executive board over its handling of what is
a very difficult situation. I doubt anyone could have dealt with this mess
over the annual meetings without alienating a good portion of the AAA
membership, but it seems to me the board, staff, and officers have done an
excellent job in extremely trying circumstances. I would have hated being
in their shoes.

From: Ariane Dalla <dalladea at uci.edu>
To: AAA <rthomas at aaanet.org>
CC: <urbanth-l at lists.ysu.edu>
Subject: Re: AAA 2004 Annual Meeting to be in Atlanta, December 15-19

Dear AAA Executive Board,

I regret to tell you that I will not be able to attend the meeting in
Atlanta because on that week I will be busy grading final exams.

In addition, I feel it is an unfair practice to not refund our registration
fees when the AAA was the one to decide on moving date and location. I had
plans to attend the meeting in November, and since I live in Los Angeles
area, I'd drive up to San Francisco to stay with a friend. To go to Atlanta
would mean to me to purchase an air ticket, and book a hotel, incurring at
least $400.00 more than I had planned to spend in the San Francisco 
trip. It
is a financial burden that I cannot incur.

I ask you please to refund my registration fees, I am a graduate student 
I cannot afford to make donations to any organization right now.

If you cannot refund, then apply that fund to my yearly membership fees.


Ariane Dalla D.
3151 Social Science Plaza
School of Social Sciences
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-5100
(818) 842-2221
dalladea at uci.edu

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