by J J Cohen
So the story gets more interesting (and complicated, and depressing) as time goes on.
That the Executive Committee was not behind the recently disseminated CFP makes me wonder who composed and distributed it. Was this CFP an advertisement of the newly added conference topics, or an attempt to get people to submit papers for a potentially moribund conference? Are MAA members voting again, this time through electing not to participate in the Tempe event? How united was the Executive Committee in the decision that the conference be held in AZ after all, and were they the determining voices? Is the resignation of three faculty members from the program committee a sign that local arrangements are in trouble?
My last post about the MAA was optimistic about its eventual future. I am having a harder time holding on to that hopefulness at the moment.