Important information regarding the recent AMS power outage.

The transformer that provides electricity to the AMS building in Providence went down on Sunday, April 22. The restoration of our email, website, AMS Bookstore and other systems is almost complete. We are currently running on a generator but overnight a new transformer should be hooked up and (fingers crossed) we should be fine by 8:00 (EDT) Wednesday morning. This issue has affected selected phones, which should be repaired by the end of today. No email was lost, although the accumulated messages are only just now being delivered so you should expect some delay.

Thanks for your patience.

American Mathematical Society
Policy Statement on Internet Access

Mathematicians make heavy and frequent use of electronic mail for communication related to their scientific and professional activities. The American Mathematical Society is committed to working for wide and effective access to the Internet. This valuable tool would be threatened if universities were reduced to bargaining with private communications corporations for the rates to be charged. The Society and other organizations devoted to research should work to secure governmental guarantees of availability of e-mail services at an affordable rate.

Adopted by the Council in January 1994 so as to speak in the name of the American Mathematical Society.

American Mathematical Society