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Equity in the Hard Sciences at Emory
in the hard science faculty ranks at Emory
sciences faculty by gender at other institutions
happening along the way? Why aren't women choosing academia proportionately,
and why aren't women staying in academia?"
think the 'nature versus nurture' question is not meaningful, because
it treats them as independent factors, whereas in fact everything
is nature and nurture."
Crisis in the Humanities
So what else is new?
Away the Dust of Everyday Life
and the Emory Experience
Diary and the Map
and Foucault on making sense of history
death, money and chemistry in the Carlos Museum
scholarship, and ideological warfare
A below-the-radar-screen warfare is going on by ideological groups
in the name of color-blindness. They have targeted institutions
that tried to win through threats and intimidation when they didn’t
win in court. In particular, they are going after scholarship programs,
pipeline programs for PhD’s, programs that get African Americans,
Latinos, other ethnic minorities into math and sciences, into “America”—any
and all programs that aim to assist those who have been underrepresented.
They are being targeted by those who argue that those programs constitute
so-called reverse discrimination. This is an intellectually dishonest
or at best a convoluted discourse. All of this is taking place at
the same time we are becoming more aware of the growing gap between
the haves and the have-nots, quite aside from race. Some colleges
and universities are beginning to address class differences and—if
they have the resources, and most institutions don’t—moving
to ensure that the working class and poor people, regardless of
race, are given the opportunities to enroll and matriculate on their
campuses. But at the core of the class issues still remains the
old bugaboo of race, which is this country’s oldest and most
difficult issue, and it isn’t going to go away any time soon.
—Theodore M. Shaw, President, Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal
Defense and Educational Fund, speaking at the Futurist Forum, sponsored
by the Strategic Planning Steering Committee, April 8, 2005
A different Turkey
I have bad news for those against Turkey joining the European Union.
We are going to join because we want it. Yes, we are Muslims. Yes,
we are not so “civilized.” Yes, we are not 100 percent
ready for what membership entails. But we are going to be, because
we know that we are asking to join a club and we have to abide by
their rules. They are not going to change; we are going to change.
Now, people are saying that in fifteen years’ time, it will
be a different E.U., it will be a different Turkey. It is going
to be a different Turkey, that’s for sure. A different Europe?
It will depend on Europe. Because I think that without Turkey, Europe
will be a fat commissar. That’s all. I think Europe needs
us. We need them more, but Europe as well needs us. We will give
them freshness. We are going to give them youth. We are going to
give them power. They are going to be a real strategic partner of
the United States, once we get in. Because it’s not only a
place that you need; you need manpower, as well—men to die,
if you want to be strong.
—Mehmet Ali Birand, journalist and commentator, CNN Turk,
speaking as a Halle Distinguished Fellow on March 21 on “Turkey,
Europe, and the United States,” sponsored by the Claus M.
Halle Institute for Global Learning