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From President Matthew Roller: Update on the Transition of Executive Director

Dear Members of the Society for Classical Studies:

I write with an update on the Society’s Executive Director position. Two weeks ago I wrote to say that our long-serving Executive Director Helen Cullyer was stepping down effective December 1. Since then, we have been working to finalize the terms of appointment and to bring on board an interim Executive Director, whose role will be to guide the Society and keep it on track until we can appoint a permanent successor to Helen.

From President Matthew Roller

As an undergraduate Classics student in the 1980s, I read somewhere the story of a Black man who attempted to register to vote in a southern state under Jim Crow. Local election officials administered him a “literacy test. He passed one such “test,” then another and another, including (the story goes) reading texts in Latin and Greek.