[cayugabirds-l] Migration and Sister Bird Club Network

2017-04-17 Thread Jody Enck
Hello Cayuga Birders, Migration is ramping up. Every day I encounter migrants coming back from their winter haunts. If you are interested in meeting to (a) learn more about the Sister Bird Club Network that is linked together by these migratory birds, or (b) discussing a trip to Honduras later

[cayugabirds-l] Migration

2017-08-14 Thread Jody Enck
, the Cayuga Bird Club, or either of these trips. Thanks Jody Enck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] When to stop feeding hummers AND Orioles

2017-08-16 Thread Jody Enck
Hi Pete, Don't worry about either the Hummingbirds or the Orioles. Food availability is not really a driver in migration timing for any species. That would be quite maladaptive. Other cues, including but not limited to day length, sometimes combined with wind direction, atmospheric pressure,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] RUFF location- made easy E-bird!!!

2017-07-11 Thread Jody Enck
Hi Dave and all, thanks for the info, but I do not have a smart phone. My little trac-fone does not even save phone numbers. I can reply to text message I receive from RBA, but I have no GPS on it. And, I cannot access eBird on it. Please remember that more than half (52% according to most

[cayugabirds-l] Ribbon cutting for refurbished Fuertes overlook at Stewart Park

2017-07-03 Thread Jody Enck
Dear Friends, We hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend with family, friends and fireworks in Stewart Park. *Please join Friends of Stewart for a short ribbon-cutting celebration for the newly restored Fuertes Bird Sanctuary Overlook in Stewart Park. * *WHEN: Wednesday, July 12th at 8:30am*

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Invasive plant at swan pen - lesser celandine

2017-04-25 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, Thanks to Nancy C. for pointing out some of the specific invasive plant species growing around the Swan Pen at Stewart Park. Thanks to Linda O. for mentioning that a plan needs to exist for restoring any habitat structure that is lost by removing invasive plant species there. The good

[cayugabirds-l] Seeking input about Sister Bird Club Network

2017-06-23 Thread Jody Enck
of talks about the Sister Bird Club Network at upcoming Partners in Flight bird conservation conference in Costa Rica this fall (in combination with the MesoAmerican Conference on Biodiversity). Here is the list of speakers and topics for our symposium: Jody Enck (President, Cayuga Bird Club

Re: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?

2017-05-24 Thread Jody Enck
birding, Jody Enck On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 1:08 AM, Melanie Uhlir <mela...@mwmu.com> wrote: > Hello birders! > > As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep > disorder I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can manage to > get out of the ho

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler

2017-05-31 Thread Jody Enck
other people heard and or saw it this morning in the same place, including three hot-shot Amish women birders from Penn Yan who I encountered on the trail. If it keeps singing like it did this morning, it will not be hard to find. Jody Enck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: No birds - Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tree swallow

2017-06-17 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, My perception of spring migration is about the same as Chris' description. Migration of neotropical migrants almost never happened. Because of helping out with the Sapsucker Woods Acoustic Monitoring Project (SWAMP) this spring, I have spent a lot of time in Sapsucker Woods this spring.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Lake Birding Trail

2017-06-16 Thread Jody Enck
Hello Dave, I think it would be a wonderful idea to work toward a Cayuga Lake Birding Trail! Given the foundation that already exists through the great book about where to bird in the Cayuga Lake Basin that involved a number of members from the Cayuga Bird Club, I think it is a logical next step

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...

2017-05-01 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, Here's an opportunity to dust off your field guides (as many as you can find) and look at all the different plumages presented in those guides of Red-winged Blackbirds. Like many, many species of birds, males and females of Red-winged Blackbirds look quite different. The picture posted

[cayugabirds-l] Meeting regarding Sister Bird Club Network

2017-05-05 Thread Jody Enck
provide you with the location and other details. Thanks Jody Enck President of the Cayuga Bird Club -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden's first bio blitz is coming up

2017-05-05 Thread Jody Enck
.ny.us. If you have particular expertise in identifying certain kinds of organisms, please let me know. Jody Enck President, Cayuga Bird Club -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] migration celebration and visit to wintering areas

2017-09-12 Thread Jody Enck
(Honduras) to visit migrating birds on their wintering grounds in January 2018. If you want to know details, let me know and I'll email them to you. Thanks Jody Enck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/Cayugabirds

[cayugabirds-l] orange-crowned warbler

2017-09-02 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, Orange-crowned Warbler spotted in apple trees in my back yard this morning at 8am. I am at 1504 Hanshaw Road. Feel free to stop by and look for it. If someone could please pass this on to the RBA, I'd appreciate it. Thanks Jody Enck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] possible hybrid mallard at Stewart Park

2017-11-29 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, Some of you like to look for hybrid birds. Just before noon, I found a wonky male mallard at Stewart Park. It was hanging around with other mallards just off the floating pier. Definitely has something other than mallard genes in it. Head is green only on a stripe from the bill, over

[cayugabirds-l] Bay-breasted Warbler migration pattern

2017-11-08 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, Just got back from Costa Rica where I was attending the joint conferences of the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation, and Partners in Flight. I was part of a great symposium on the Sister Bird Club Network that links clubs and individual birders throughout the Western

[cayugabirds-l] planning birding trips

2018-06-13 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, If you want to help plan trips to see some of our local breeding birds on their wintering grounds, please contact me privately. The Cayuga Bird Club (and all birding friends) have the chance to plan trips to southern Costa Rica an/or Colombia. The connections between our area and the

[cayugabirds-l] Want to follow the migrating birds?

2017-10-19 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, Peak of migration seems to be past us here in the Cayuga Lake basin. Many of the species that breed in our local area but migrate substantially farther south in Central and South America are now gone. I do still have some short-distant migrants like Song Sparrow and American Robin

[cayugabirds-l] Black Vultures and Peregrine

2018-01-03 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, I saw all 4 of the Black Vultures in the vicinity of the Game Farm this afternoon between about 1:30 and 2:30. I saw them in the air near the beginning of that time period and again near the end of the time period. A visiting birder from the Canandaigua area (I believe it was Kyle Gage)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Mon 8/20

2018-08-20 Thread Jody Enck
Mark, what a fabulous report of the fall warbler migration at Sapsucker Woods! In my yard yesterday (I live 0.8 miles south of the lab near the intersection of Hanshaw and Freese Roads), I also saw a Bay-breasted Warbler in plumage more typical of a spring male. Yes, eBird flagged my sighting,

[cayugabirds-l] Migration -- but outside Cayuga Basin

2018-04-14 Thread Jody Enck
Today, I was doing some survey work out in Steuben County. The weather was not great. Clouds, patchy fog, steady winds out of the east or northeast all day. Still, around mid-day, magic happened. Visible migration happened in a big way. Literally thousands of American Robins swept in, low and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Wood-Pewee Images

2018-10-21 Thread Jody Enck
for sure. Thanks for reporting it. Jody Enck Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 607-379-5940 On Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 11:50 AM Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes < c...@cornell.edu> wrote: > > > > -- > > Cayugab

[cayugabirds-l] peregrine falcon

2019-01-02 Thread Jody Enck
A peregrine falcon swooped by low and fast between Caldwell Hall and Martha van Rennselaer Hall on the Cornell campus at about 8:10 this morning. It was chasing another bird unsuccessfully as it was navigating a slalom course among the construction equipment. Jody Jody W. Enck, PhD

[cayugabirds-l] Saturday morning bird walks at Stewart Park

2019-04-05 Thread Jody Enck
Jody Enck Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 607-379-5940 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Bird Conservation thread

2019-06-28 Thread Jody Enck
ps, please see our website http://www.cayugabirdclub.org/ If you want to get involved in conservation actions with the Club, please contact me directly. The time for taking action is now. Jody Enck Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 60

[cayugabirds-l] Bird Behavior

2019-08-02 Thread Jody Enck
I've always loved August because, for me, it kicks off the fall season. Yes, the heat and humidity are still high, but you can just feel the restlessness of nature. Various blackbirds and swallows are starting to move around in flocks. Mourning Doves course the skies in ever increasing numbers.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] bird ID help

2019-08-19 Thread Jody Enck
Hi Carol, Its a great picture! And, your description of it holding its tail up was a good field mark. Check out the Gnatcatcher page in your field guide. Jody Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 607-379-5940 On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at

[cayugabirds-l] Empid ID help

2019-07-29 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, While working in my home office today, I noticed a flycatcher land on a partially-shaded branch of an apple tree about 20-25 feet (6-7m) directly out my window. At first glance, I noticed wing bars, and thought I saw a two-colored lower mandible even with my naked eye. I expected it to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Empid ID help

2019-07-29 Thread Jody Enck
suggest sharing your photos. Perhaps others > can draw conclusions from them although you may not be able to. Shape alone > would be enough to confirm a pewee if that’s indeed what it was. > > Good birding > > Adrian Burke > > On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 11:13 AM Jody Enck

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Avian Pox Virus

2019-07-18 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, Regarding obviously sick wildlife, it is best to contact the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at wildl...@dec.ny.gov and to contact a licensed wildlife rehaber. It is technically illegal to capture wildlife, even to take it for treatment. Whether you would be

Re: [cayugabirds-l] "The mass disappearance of North American birds"

2019-09-19 Thread Jody Enck
Cayuga Birders, if you are as upset by this news of steeply declining bird populations as I am, please know that there are tangible efforts you can do to help. The Lab of Ornithology article about the decline mentions several things -- keep cats indoors, make your windows less likely to cause

[cayugabirds-l] Bird Conservation work on Sunday at Jetty Woods (Lighthouse Point)

2019-09-28 Thread Jody Enck
physical labor, I still usually need 3 hands to attach the fencing to fence posts with zip ties. Park at the city golf course club house and walk in the access road along the inlet to the woods. Thanks Jody Enck Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club

[cayugabirds-l] Bird Habitat project

2019-09-29 Thread Jody Enck
you might be able to help. Thanks Jody Enck Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 607-379-5940 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/Cayugabirds

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club field trip Saturday the 28th

2019-09-25 Thread Jody Enck
(or Cady Road, if Herman is too busy due to the Rt 38 detour). More walking along the road there. See you Saturday! Jody Enck Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 607-379-5940 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Forest birds in Shindagin Hollow

2019-07-06 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, The birds are almost as thick as the gnats in Shindaggin Hollow State Forest. I was there Thursday morning and again today. I observed about 30 species total over the two days, including a substantial number of recently fledged birds. Got to see my two target species -- Mourning Warbler

Re: [cayugabirds-l] FLNF Grassland Enhancement Project open house, 11/22/19, in Hector N.Y.

2019-11-22 Thread Jody Enck
Maintenance and improvement of grassland habitat for birds and other wildlife is a very important issue. I am grateful for Gary and others for bringing this effort by the Finger Lakes National Forest to engage in the proposed conservation actions. I also am grateful for Josh and others who take

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club December meeting

2019-12-07 Thread Jody Enck
they work. She is willing to deliver any binoculars we donate for the kids in Honduras to use. She will gladly collect any binoculars you want to donate Monday night. Thanks See you Monday! Jody Enck Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 607

[cayugabirds-l] Native plant habitat flash mob

2019-10-27 Thread Jody Enck
directions. Jody Enck Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 607-379-5940 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Bird Habitat work at Jetty Woods / Lighthouse Point on Sunday

2019-10-16 Thread Jody Enck
things ready, and likely will stay until mid afternoon. We still have about 25 plants to get in the ground and fenced. Wear boots, especially given how much rain we are getting this week. Bring a pointed shovel if you have one. Thanks Jody Enck Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Spotting scope question

2020-04-28 Thread Jody Enck
Great advice from everyone! I can't emphasize enough to practice, practice, practice with your scope. Your enjoyment level will go up by leaps and bounds. It's a bit like buying a musical instrument. I've seen people by expensive instruments, but they don't know how to use them effectively. I'll

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Spotting scope question

2020-04-28 Thread Jody Enck
Hi Pete, For good value for price, check out Vortex products. I bought my scope 10 years ago, so I won't mention specific products as they change over time. However, I did learn several important lessons that I'd like to pass along. In no particular order Get a decent tripod. You want one

Re: [cayugabirds-l] FW: Robin Mystery

2020-05-07 Thread Jody Enck
I've seen chipmunks and outdoor cats collect bird eggs from nests and move them. Not sure if that is what is happening here, but it might be. Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 607-379-5940 On Thu, May 7, 2020 at 7:18 AM Charles Rouse

[cayugabirds-l] Brant and Lesser Black-backed Gull

2020-10-12 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, This morning I had the pleasure of being invited by friends who work with Cooperative Extension to join a family educational trip out on Cayuga Lake on the boat called *The Teal*, otherwise known as the floating classroom. Most of the cool birds seen were fairly close in near the

[cayugabirds-l] Neat birds at Stewart Park

2020-08-22 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, After a fun and productive morning birding out at Lindsay-Parson's Nature Preserve (Coleman Lake has some of the best shorebird habitat in the county right now), I stopped by Stewart Park around noon. Lots of people and hot, but some fun birds, too. The Blue-winged Teal reported a couple

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Murder most Fowl - Saturday 5/30

2020-05-31 Thread Jody Enck
Hi Gary and all, So sorry you came upon this scene. However, it definitely does not sound like a shooting incident. As a duck hunter myself, I will say that you would need to be within 5 or 6 feet (maybe less) in order to take the head off a duck via a shot. At even 10-12 feet, the shotgun

Re: [cayugabirds-l] New Mexico Mass Motality

2020-09-16 Thread Jody Enck
Thank, Pete, for passing along the Guardian article. Additional information has been forthcoming recently. Hypotheses include movements related to smoky conditions in some states, coupled with those weird temperature swings recorded last week (90 to 100 F one day and below freezing, with snow,

[cayugabirds-l] Community Engagement for bird conservation

2020-08-01 Thread Jody Enck
hope you join me in watching and learning about ideas we can put into practice here in Ithaca. Thanks Jody Enck The National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in collaboration with the Urban Wildlife Conservation Program (UWCP) is pleased to announce this exciting LIVE event. This series is open

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sedge Wren, Bluegrass Lane, Ithaca

2020-07-25 Thread Jody Enck
Yes, thanks to Jay for locating and reporting the sedge wren in the grass field to the west of the dirt part of Bluegrass Lane. For those folks who go looking for it, you can expect lots and lots of sparrows calling and singing in the field. This morning, I observed Song, Savannah, and Swamp. I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Northward Bird migration already Lower Mississippi Valley / Texas

2021-02-03 Thread Jody Enck
Purple Martins also have been reported in the states bordering the Gulf for the last 2 weeks or so. Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 607-379-5940 On Wed, Feb 3, 2021 at 8:55 AM Wes Blauvelt wrote: > I noticed sightings of Tree

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fields being mowed.

2021-06-16 Thread Jody Enck
share these grassland bird species of interest. Please let me know if you want to be involved in that. Thanks Jody Enck Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 607-379-5940 On Tue, Jun 15, 2021 at 11:33 PM Kenneth V. Rosenberg wrote: >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fields being mowed.

2021-06-21 Thread Jody Enck
Alicia, Thanks for reading and summarizing the material from the Bobolink project (operated in Massachusetts, but apparently run by Alan Strong from the University of Vermont). Just a reminder that this thread started as a reaction to Cornell mowing hayfields near the Equine Research farm. Then

[cayugabirds-l] Birds in the heat

2021-05-18 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, This is a public service announcement for the birds. It is getting pretty hot this week compared to what it has been like in recent weeks. The birds could benefit from your help. I just refilled my birdbath this morning, and it has been a parade of birds to it ever since. Many bath in

[cayugabirds-l] Bird habitat improvement in Renwick Woods this Saturday

2021-05-13 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, The Conservation Action Committee of the Cayuga Bird Club has been working on bird habitat restoration projects in both Renwick Woods (adjacent to Stewart Park) and Lighthouse Point Woods (adjacent to Ithaca's Newman Golf Course) for the past 3 years. On Saturday May 15th, we will be

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club trip to Colombia

2021-06-04 Thread Jody Enck
Hi Folks, Yesterday's discovery of a Prothonotary Warbler in Renwick Woods adjacent to Stewart Park in Ithaca is notable because it is one of the focal species (along with Purple Martin and Wood Thrush) for which we are improving habitat in Renwick and Lighthouse Point Woods. This exciting event

[cayugabirds-l] Opportunity to see Cayuga Bird Club project in action

2021-06-01 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, Tomorrow (Wednesday the 2nd) members of the Cayuga Bird Club conservation action committee will be joined by some youth and parents through a Cornell Cooperative Extension afterschool program to work on our habitat improvement project. We'll be meeting in Renwick Woods by the footbridge

[cayugabirds-l] More on haying and Bobolinks

2021-07-07 Thread Jody Enck
Audubon just posted this story today. Very relevant to our work here.

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club habitat project

2021-07-08 Thread Jody Enck
Hello birders, I will be working on our habitat project in Lighthouse Point Woods Saturday morning, and I welcome anyone who wants to come help. I will be parking at the Newman Golf Course clubhouse at 9am on Saturday and walking in the dirt access road. If you get there after 9 and before bout

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Chimney Swifts

2021-06-27 Thread Jody Enck
Hi Josh, I had no idea there was a BBS route through downtown Ithaca! That is fascinating. You may not be able to tell apart immature and adult Chimney Swifts right now, but in another month or so, the adults will be going through active molt of their flight feathers. Any bird at that time with

[cayugabirds-l] Follow-up communication to Cornell re mowing of hay at peak nesting time

2021-06-27 Thread Jody Enck
properties. Members of the Cayuga Bird Club look forward to meeting with the most appropriate group of administrators to discuss this pressing need. Sincerely, Jody Enck

[cayugabirds-l] Conservation action committee

2021-02-10 Thread Jody Enck
in a zoom meeting of the committee to discuss action items for spring, please send me your email address so I can include you in a doodle poll of possible dates. Thanks Jody Enck Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

Re: [cayugabirds-l] poss merlin Salt Point

2021-03-28 Thread Jody Enck
I was at Myers in the early afternoon and saw a Merlin perched in the trees above the bath house. So, one is definitely around there. Jody Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 607-379-5940 On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 10:23 PM Donna Lee Scott

[cayugabirds-l] Eagle and Mallard

2021-03-08 Thread Jody Enck
Yesterday from East Shore Park (RT 34 N just outside of Ithaca), I watched an immature Bald Eagle unsuccessfully try to catch a female Mallard duck. There where hundreds of ducks on Cayuga Lake in that area, but the Eagle had isolated this hen. She would dive under the water while the Eagle

[cayugabirds-l] Habitat Improvement

2021-04-17 Thread Jody Enck
concentrate on removing non-native, invasive plant species tomorrow. Please contact me if you have any questions. Thanks Jody Enck Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 607-379-5940 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Birding trip to Colombia will be unforgettable

2021-07-25 Thread Jody Enck
Hi Cayuga Birders, Ever wonder what it would be like to see some of our visiting warblers, vireos, orioles, or other migratory birds in their wintering habitats? You can have the chance this December by joining the Cayuga Bird Club trip to Colombia. There are 4 more spots left on the trip.

[cayugabirds-l] visiting birder looking for suggestions and a ride

2021-07-27 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, Yesterday while birding around the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, I ran into a young scholar named Rik who literally just got off a flight from Belgium. He will be in Ithaca for a couple months and would love to have company to go birding. He has a bike, but not a car. So if you are

[cayugabirds-l] pickup truck for bird habitat project

2021-08-04 Thread Jody Enck
If anyone has a pickup truck and is willing to help move some rolls of fencing and fence posts from Tractor Supply company in Ithaca to our habitat improvement project in Stewart Park, please email me directly. We can work out a day/time to suit you. Thanks Jody Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation

[cayugabirds-l] Progress on talks with Cornell about grassland bird conservation

2021-08-03 Thread Jody Enck
Hi all, I just returned from a very cordial fact-finding meeting with Samara Sit who is an Associate Dean in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell. She was asked by the university president to be the point person on the issue. We spent much of our time discussing the big