I just noticed: we are now up to 15,944 network members! Let's see if we can make it 16,000.
HASTAC has a fabulous new leadership partner, Arizona State University. A fabulous new co-director, Jacque Wernimont. A fabulous new director of digital content and special projects, Liz Grumbach. A fabulous "veteran" (three years!) HASTAC Director of Programs and Administration, Katina Rogers. And thanks to the hard work of our fabulous HASTAC Scholars Director Kalle Westerling and our energetic network: over 250 HASTAC Scholars, graduate and undergraduate students committed to and contributing to the HASTAC mission.
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