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Session Details

533. MLA Delegate Assembly

Monday, 5 January, 1:00 p.m., Grand Ballroom, Sheraton

Presiding: Marianne Hirsch, Columbia Univ.


Subject:

  • The Profession – General

Author Comment
Subject: Missing Delegates
Is there an implicit obligation to make a good faith effort to attend and participate in the annual delegate assembly deliberations by the elected delegates, or is the annual public DA meeting a small part of what delegates actually do? I was surprised that so many delegates were absent. Does high level of absenteeism carry a message? Are their repercussions for Delegates' MIA status?

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