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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
In response to the controversy stirred up last January when Harvard
president Lawrence Summers held forth on why women are underrepresented
in math and science academia, two committees at the university (the
Task Force on Women Faculty and the Task Force on Women in Science
and Engineering) proposed several steps to improve the climate for
its female faculty members. While the recommendations are not unusual
in themselves, that they came from a powerhouse such as Harvard
has drawn attention. The school has pledged $50 million over the
next decade to execute its plans. Among the recommendations under
Create a senior vice provost for diversity and faculty development
(already approved by administrators).
faculty development and diversity funds.
more university-wide data.
benefits to support work-family balance.
a summer undergraduate research program and study centers for
introductory science courses.
mentorship and advising programs.
research-enabling and career-transition funds.