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Council News and Update: Spring 2017 Meeting 

The SBL Council held its spring meeting on April 22-23, 2017, in Atlanta, GA. The meeting opened with an orientation for new Council members, Monica Melanchthon, Chris Rollston, and Vice President Brian Blount. In addition to attending to regular business, such as reviewing the budget for the new fiscal year, the SBL Council concluded its work on a new statement on academic freedom, which the Society will soon be announcing. Following the completion of this statement, Council laid the groundwork for developing a related statement on academic boycotts, which the Council hopes to have ready by the end of this year. The Council addressed changing travel guidelines for attending SBL meetings, approved additional Annual and International Meeting travel grants, and reviewed development goals for the Society. The Council had a stimulating conversation with Rodney Sadler, Chair of the SBL Committee on Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession (CUREMP) about the committee's future goals and how the Council can support CUREMP in its ongoing work. In addition, Council devoted substantial time to long term trends in the field and discussing matters such as strategies for the future of biblical studies and the shifting job market.

 

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