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Dear Faculty, Colleagues, Alumnus and Students,
The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania denied tenure in the spring semester 2010 to our cherished teacher, mentor, and friend, Professor Alan Ruby. For many, Professor Ruby has been an instrumental part of their education at the Graduate School of Education and we hope that you will join in this effort to petition for the reconsideration of his tenure application. Even if the decision is not reversed, we want our voices to be heard and Professor Ruby to know that he is valued.
This petition will be forwarded to the Graduate School of Education's administration for their consideration, as well as the provost and the vice-provost of the University of Pennsylvania. It will be submitted on April 15, 2010.
Please help ensure that this petition obtains the maximum number of signatures by spreading the word and forwarding it to as many students, alumni, faculty, friends, members in the community, and academics from other institutions.
As students, we hope that our concerns for the retention of truly exemplary faculty will be seriously considered.
*It is important to note that only a few weeks ago, a history professor was denied tenure within the School of Arts and Sciences. The students rallied together-- through submitting an editorial to the Daily Pennsylvanian and creating a petition-- similar to the one found here. Their proactive approach was overwhelmingly successful-- the decision was reversed, and the professor was actually awarded tenure.