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Bibliometrics: global gender disparities in science12/11/2013Gender
A "bibliometric" analysis that confirms gender imbalances in research output, including citations, collaborations, etc.
http://www.nature.com/news/bibliometrics-global-gender-disparities-in-science-1.14321
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Who Gets to Graduate?5/15/2014
Diversity, Race, SES, First Gen
Article focusing on UT Austin's efforts to help low-income, diverse students graduate
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/magazine/who-gets-to-graduate.html
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Gendered language in teaching evaluations2/1/2015Gender
Web application: enter words to see how they're used to describe men vs women in teacher evals
http://benschmidt.org/profGender/#
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The five biases pushing women out of STEM3/24/2015Gender, Race
Harvard Business Review article describing a study that interviewed 60 female scientists and surveyed another 557
https://hbr.org/2015/03/the-5-biases-pushing-women-out-of-stem
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Methods 5th Anniversary Symposium: A Gender Balanced Event?
4/28/2015Gender
Alison Johnston (CLO) writes about her observations of gender disparities at the Methods in Ecology and Evolution Symposium
https://methodsblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/28/methods5th_gender-balance/
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Taking race out of human genetics2/5/2016Race
Article discussing the use of racial groupings in human genetics research and why that is problematic
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6273/564.full
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The remarkably different answers men and women give when asked who’s the smartest in the class
2/16/2016Gender
Article discussing a PLOS paper on how peer's perceive each other's intelligence
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/16/the-remarkably-different-answers-men-and-women-give-when-asked-whos-the-smartest-in-the-class/?utm_term=.324b02e35b71
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Be a Pal, My Dudes: A few specific ideas for being a good ally
2/19/2016GenderArticle with a few ideas to help men be good allies for women
https://medium.com/@mulegirl/be-a-pal-my-dudes-a34c06df1b1d
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A Family-Friendly Policy That’s Friendliest to Male Professors
6/24/2016Gender
NYTimes article on a study in economics that showed extension of tenure period for parents helps dads but hurts moms
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/26/business/tenure-extension-policies-that-put-women-at-a-disadvantage.html?_r=0
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Doc about how to prep for grad school while poor6/30/2016SESArticle on the above wiki page (overview)
http://fusion.net/story/320156/low-income-students-advice-karra-shimabukuro/
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How To Prep for Grad School While Poor7/7/2016SES
Wiki site on various topics about how to prepare for graduate school while poor
https://howtogradschoolwhilepoor.blogspot.com
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I'm afraid my crippling shyness will ruin my career7/29/2016PersonalityWhat it's like to be a shy academic and why that matters
https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2016/jul/29/im-afraid-my-crippling-shyness-will-ruin-my-career?CMP=share_btn_tw
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The dreaded question period8/4/2016Gender
Blog post on the differences in participation in Q&A by men and women
https://tenureshewrote.wordpress.com/2016/08/04/the-dreaded-question-period/
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Faculty members should help first-gen students go to grad school
8/4/2016First Gen
First-generation students need help from faculty to think about next steps
https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/08/04/faculty-members-should-help-first-gen-students-go-grad-school-essay#.V63eVrNMgAE.twitter
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Racism in the research lab8/4/2016RaceNYTimes article on racism in biomedical research
http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/racism-in-the-research-lab/?smid=tw-share
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Coding "white trash" in academia8/4/2016Race, SES
Blog post on microaggressions against a 'non-traditional' academic background
http://auntiebellum.org/mag/coding-white-trash-in-academia/
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It's not you, it's your environment8/8/2016Gender
Blog post on thinking about the environment women face in an academic department
https://tenureshewrote.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/its-not-you-its-your-environment/
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On eliminating the GRE requirement8/12/2016DiversityBlog post on why we should eliminate the GRE requirement
https://catherinehulshof.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/on-eliminating-the-gre-requirement/
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Why women talk less than man at work8/12/2016Gender"The manterruption is real."
http://time.com/money/4450406/men-interrupt-talk-more/?xid=tcoshare
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Let's nominate folks for NSF's Waterman award, including women
8/17/2016Gender
Blog post on nominations (and the gender disparity) for the NSF Waterman award
https://smallpondscience.com/2016/08/17/lets-nominate-folks-for-nsfs-waterman-award-including-women/
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How to make a real commitment to diversity8/17/2016Race, Diversity
Blog post on how to make real efforts to increase diversity, discusses a lot about faculty hiring
https://medium.com/@chanda/how-to-make-a-real-commitment-to-diversity-30ddb2cc4cc3#.on4xissss
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This is urgent: black scientists matter8/24/2016RaceWhy should we discuss "black lives matter" in science
https://medium.com/@chanda/this-is-urgent-black-scientists-matter-5bb454fe604e#.8kwodk353
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Donations and women in tech panels are not a diversity strategy
8/29/2016Gender
Ideas for what are good "diversity strategies" for changing our communities
https://medium.com/tech-diversity-files/donations-and-women-in-tech-panels-are-not-a-diversity-strategy-do-better-c3c51022a916#.bcw23hal6
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Female scientists turn to data to fight lack of representation on panels
9/5/2016GenderNYTimes article on gender bias on conference panels
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/06/science/gender-bias-scientific-conferences.html?_r=0
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Why women in science panels aren't very useful 9/5/2016Gender
What should a panel actually be, and how should we support female scientists
https://xykademiqz.com/2016/09/05/why-women-in-science-panels-arent-very-useful/
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Some dude just mansplained space to an actual astronaut9/9/2016GenderMan on twitter 'explains' space to astronaut Jessica Meir
http://www.someecards.com/news/so-that-happened/mansplain-astronaught-jessica-meir-twitter/?utm_source=attn&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=partner
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How to do a better job of searching for diversity9/11/2016Diversity
Issues with the faculty search process, solutions include hiring a "search advocate", rethinking diversity as essential and not additional criterion
http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Do-a-Better-Job-of/237750?key=3E28u5V_kVLLINFdIng14IpY3nNx-MIrNyE3C6imgk3-xE6pSSl1QfkzyReoGxlnM2RPem5GWWZTcEZUcEtaejlNcjB4NVVDM2FycjRXQlNzbDlUOFBmMzdvbw
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Mansplaining: how not to talk to female NASA astronauts9/13/2016Gender
More discussion on mansplaining with focus on female scientists/professionals
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/womens-blog/2016/sep/13/mansplaining-how-not-talk-female-nasa-astronauts?CMP=share_btn_tw
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Here's how Obama's female staffer made their voices heard
9/13/2016GenderObama's female staffers banded together to be heard
http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/09/heres-how-obamas-female-staffers-made-their-voices-heard.html
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Disability Experts Debate Merits of Universal Design9/18/2016
Diversity, Accessibility
Why and how to accommodate disabilities in the academy
http://www.chronicle.com/article/Disability-Experts-Debate/237780?key=3E28u5V_kVLLINFdIng14EwYEm8MLzVGKuDR2hVdkAwWJKXn0kpymI-dzqocR8HdMS13Zng4RFkzSlB5LVNfcGc3bTl2Uko1WXg5SE1UZE5GQUJTRmFiVVhLNA
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The five things no one will tell you about why colleges don’t hire more faculty of color
9/20/2016Diversity, Race
Why we aren't hiring more faculty of color and how we can change that
http://hechingerreport.org/five-things-no-one-will-tell-colleges-dont-hire-faculty-color/
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The Easy Failure of Professional Male Feminism 9/22/2016Gender
Article on sexism in the workplace and how easy it is to fail at equality even as a male feminist
https://medium.com/athena-talks/the-easy-failure-of-professional-male-feminism-2097b49f4e1#.pw8mgmqu6
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Hillary Clinton Will Not Be Manterrupted9/27/2016Gender
Op-ed on the frequent interruptions of Hillary Clinton by Trump during the first debate
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/09/28/opinion/campaign-stops/hillary-clinton-will-not-be-manterrupted.html
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Lady Ghostbusters, Hillary, and what I learned in women-only spaces
9/30/2016Gender
Blogpost on the perception of women, male-dominated spaces in science, and how to combat these
https://tenureshewrote.wordpress.com/2016/09/26/lady-ghostbusters-hillary-and-what-i-learned-in-women-only-spaces/#more-4421
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The Sexist Response to Andrea Wulf's Book Prize9/30/2016Gender
Woman wins book prize, man suggests it's because judge's taste is shifting from men's science writing to women's science writing
http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/09/science-writing-prize/502400/
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Keep the Damned Women Out9/30/2016Gender
Interview of author of new book (Keep the Damed Women Out) about the history of elite universities becoming coeducational
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/09/30/author-discusses-new-history-struggle-elite-universities-admit-women
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Doing Science While Black9/30/2016Race
Personal post in Science on being black as a scientist (Edward J Smith)
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6307/1586
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Damning with faint praise10/6/2016Gender
Difference in language use in rec letters for men and women ("good" vs "excellent")
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/10/06/study-suggests-language-recommendation-letter-writers-use-may-disadvantage-women
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Redacted ecology faculty search (UPDATED)10/6/2016Diversity
Dynamic Ecology blogpost on Duke's ecologist job search with all identifying info redacted in the initial stages
https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2016/10/06/redacted-ecology-faculty-search/
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Bias in graduate admissions10/10/2016Diversity
Great Small Pond Science piece on bias in graduate admissions (with focus on first gen, URM, and regional institutions)
https://smallpondscience.com/2016/10/10/student-experiences-of-bias-in-graduate-admissions/
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The Next Step in Diversifying the Faculty10/23/2016
Race, Gender, Diversity
Article arguing for focus on diversity within subfields (within a dept)
http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Next-Step-in-Diversifying/238138
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The Lives They Lived: Ruth Hubbard12/21/2016Gender
Small part of a larger piece; focused on Ruth Hubbard, a scientist that challenged the absence of women in science and medicine (and the consequences)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pSPakvhJ7bmIA2ruakZUwp7NYKsoMiQyG6Nj0GJ41lk/edit#gid=0
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An insider's view of the life of a first-generation scholar2/16/2017First GenBlogpost on the life of a first-gen grad student
https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2017/02/16/insiders-view-life-first-generation-scholar-essay
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Facing the New World2/24/2017First GenBlogpost advising how to support first-gen students
https://abigailrdan.wordpress.com/notes/commentary/facing-the-new-world/
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Gender bias in academe: an annotated bibliography
3/8/2017GenderAggregation of readings on gender bias in academia
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2016/03/08/gender-bias-in-academe-an-annotated-bibliography/
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Understanding the dearth of women in STEM: A look at academia
8/15/2017Gender
Blogpost on women in the faculty, based on interviews with grads
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/2017/08/15/understanding-the-dearth-of-women-in-stem-a-look-at-academia/
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The Ambition Collision9/6/2017Gender
Discussion of career women and why it's difficult to keep working at it
https://www.thecut.com/2017/09/what-happens-to-ambition-in-your-30s.html?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=s2&utm_campaign=r29
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Without inclusion, diversity initiatives may not be enough9/15/2017Diversity
Science article on the importance of addressing inclusion as well as diversity
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/357/6356/1101.full
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Once Again, No Female Nobel Winners in Science10/4/2017GenderScientific American post on recent science Nobel awardees
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/once-again-no-female-nobel-winners-in-science/
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Why are there so few women mathematicians?10/20/2017Gender
Study on gender representation on editorial boards of mathematics journals
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/11/math-women/506417/
https://sinews.siam.org/Details-Page/measuring-gender-representation-on-editorial-boards-in-the-mathematical-sciences-2
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0161357
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Women ask fewer questions than men at conference talks, new studies suggest
10/23/2017Gender
Overview of recent paper + talk on fewer questions by women at conferences
http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2017/10/women-ask-fewer-questions-men-conference-talks-new-studies-suggest
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Dancing backward in high heels1/10/2018Gender
Inside Higher Ed article overviewing a recent study showing female professors experience more work demands and special favor requests, particularly from academically "entitled" students
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/01/10/study-finds-female-professors-experience-more-work-demands-and-special-favor
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The wonder women of ornithology3/7/2018Gender
Overview of pioneering women ornithologists (often left out of the history of the field)
http://www.discoverwildlife.com/animals/wonder-women
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Candian professors still face a gender pay gap3/27/2018Gender
Using publicly available data, the author shows that female professors earn 14% less than male professors at Univ Toronto (a difference of $23,275/year)
https://theconversation.com/canadian-professors-still-face-a-gender-pay-gap-93609
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Why your efforts to fix your pipeline aren't fixing your pipeline
4/12/2018Diversity
Blog post outlining why we need to diversify the higher ups (mostly focused on tech)
https://chelseatroy.com/2018/04/12/why-your-efforts-to-fix-your-pipeline-arent-fixing-your-pipeline/
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How Slack Got Ahead in Diversity4/26/2018
Diversity, Gender, Race
Article on Slack compared to other Silicon Valley companies
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/04/how-slack-got-ahead-in-diversity/558806/
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6 things successful women in STEM have in common4/27/2018Gender
Harvard Business Review article describing six traits successful STEM women have in common based on a survey of 3000+ women
https://hbr.org/2018/04/6-things-successful-women-in-stem-have-in-common
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Rethinking the narrative of diversity in science5/7/2018Diversity
Scientific American article on a video series that moves beyond the "underdog story" when talking about scientists from diverse backgrounds
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/rethinking-the-narrative-of-diversity-in-science/
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Meet the team of women explorers tackling climate change in the waters of the Arctic
5/22/2018Gender
Article about a team of all women traveling to the Arctic to document underwater changes due to climate change
https://www.ladyscience.com/blog/meet-the-team-of-women-explorers-tackling-climate-change-in-the-waters-of-the-arctic
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Why academe should honor prickly women5/23/2018Gender
Article discussing the "kill-joys" and the "ball-busters" and why we need them
https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2018/05/23/why-academe-should-honor-prickly-women-opinion
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Women scientists don't need fixing!5/27/2018Gender
Blogpost refuting three common myths about women in STEM; "focusing on women’s choices places the onus of gender equality on women"
https://thefemalescientist.com/article/amy-heffernan/1880/women-scientists-dont-need-fixing/
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An ally's guide to terminology6/12/2018Gender, DiversityGuide to appropriate language for discussing LGBT+ issues
http://www.glaad.org/sites/default/files/allys-guide-to-terminology_1.pdf
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Help that Hurts Women6/19/2018Gender
Inside Higher Ed article overviewing recent study that showed rec letters for women have more "doubt raisers"
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/06/19/study-finds-recommendation-letters-inadvertently-signal-doubt-about-female?utm_content=buffere1b24&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=IHEbuffer
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Women ask for raises as often as men, but are less likely to get them
6/25/2018Gender
Harvard Business Review article describing recent research showing women ask for raises just as much as men, but don't get them at the same rate
https://hbr.org/2018/06/research-women-ask-for-raises-as-often-as-men-but-are-less-likely-to-get-them?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=hbr
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Male scientists are far more likely to be referred to by their last names, impacting status and awards
6/25/2018Gender
Overview of recent PNAS paper showing that male professors are 56% more likely to be referred to by last name only
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/male-scientists-are-far-more-likely-be-referred-their-last-names-impacting-status-and
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How white people handle diversity training6/27/2018Race
Robin DiAngelo discusses the difficulties she has encountered during diversity training when trying to discuss racism and racist behaviors with white people
https://medium.com/s/story/how-white-people-handle-diversity-training-in-the-workplace-e8408d2519f
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Women making science videos on YouTube face hostile comments
7/13/2018Gender
NYTimes article about a recent paper comparing comments recieved on YouTube science channels hosted by women versus men
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/13/science/youtube-science-women.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes
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Why women volunteer for tasks that don't lead to promotion
7/16/2018Gender
Harvard Business Review article detailing experiments that show "although neither men nor women really want to volunteer for thankless tasks, women volunteer more, are asked to volunteer more, and accept requests to volunteer more than men"
https://hbr.org/2018/07/why-women-volunteer-for-tasks-that-dont-lead-to-promotions?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=hbr&utm_medium=social
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My experience with sexism on the academic job market7/27/2018Gender
Blog post by Pleuni Pennings (evolutionary biologist) on her experience with the academic job market
https://abetterscientist.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/my-experience-with-sexism-on-the-academic-job-market/
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Six things working women should pretend they can't do7/30/2018Gender
Description of six things women should pretend not to know how to do / like to do so they don't end up doing them for the rest of their career
https://www.ft.com/content/07ab7de4-89e5-11e8-affd-da9960227309
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Diversity in Academia8/1/2018Diversity
Website highlighting studies and articles on diversity in STEM
http://diversityinacademia.strikingly.com
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Women's pockets are inferior8/1/2018Gender
Scientific analysis demonstrating women's pockets are too small
https://pudding.cool/2018/08/pockets/
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Harassment and bias against women in STEM is real. Here's your refs.
8/5/2018Gender
Twitter moment that includes references to support the fact that women experience bias in STEM
https://twitter.com/i/moments/1026278730417811457
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To highlight gender gaps, scientists decline opportunities8/24/2018Gender
The Scientist article discussing the increasing trend of men refusing to participate in "manels"
https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/to-highlight-gender-gaps--scientists-decline-opportunities-64699
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Even progressive academics can be racist. I've experienced it firsthand
9/11/2018Race
Meg Guliford (a BW) outlines here experience with everday racism in academic spaces
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/09/11/even-progressive-academics-can-be-racist-ive-experienced-it-firsthand/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.1bc2178d05df
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It happens here, too: lessons for universities on preventing sexual harassment
9/14/2018Gender
Summary of the NAS report on sexual harassment of women, discussing how academia has the second highest rate of harassment (only after the military)
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/brown-center-chalkboard/2018/09/14/it-happens-here-too-lessons-for-universities-on-preventing-sexual-harassment/
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The people who could have done science didn't9/26/2018Gender
Scientific American piece about the women that "were told they weren't good enough"
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/hot-planet/the-people-who-could-have-done-science-didnt/
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No black scientist has ever won a Nobel—that's bad for science, and bad for society
10/8/2018Race
Discussion on the recent Nobel results and how no black scientist has ever won a Nobel (!)
http://theconversation.com/no-black-scientist-has-ever-won-a-nobel-thats-bad-for-science-and-bad-for-society-104456?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton
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Career advice for first-generation grad students (opinion)10/8/2018First Gen
Inside Higher Ed piece describing six tips for first first-gen students seeking careers after their PhD
https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2018/10/08/career-advice-first-generation-grad-students-opinion
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Newly hired N American tenure track asst professors of ecology are 59% women
10/11/2018Gender
Overview of these results and summary of a survey showing most ecologists don't believe it (or are unaware)
https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2018/10/11/newly-hired-n-american-tenure-track-asst-professors-of-ecology-are-59-women-thats-good-news-but-most-ecologists-still-dont-know-it-or-cant-quite-believe-it-now-please-read-the-whole-post/
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Making myself visible as a grad student parent10/11/2018Diversity
Sasha Nikolaeva outlines her experience as a graduate student and single mom
https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2018/10/making-myself-visible-grad-student-parent?utm_source=sciencemagazine&utm_medium=facebook-text&utm_campaign=gspworkinglife-21991
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Harvard on trial: the lawsuit on affirmative action, explained10/15/2018Race, Diversity
NYTimes Article that summarizes the trial on Harvard admissions in the Federal District Court
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/us/harvard-affirmative-action-asian-americans.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur
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We must help first-generation students master academe's 'hidden curriculum'
10/21/2018First Gen
Article describing a course at Georgetown ("Mastering the Hidden Curriculum") for first-generation students
https://www.chronicle.com/article/We-Must-Help-First-Generation/244830
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The consequences of being girly in STEM11/7/2018Gender
Blogpost outlining some of the consequences women face by "being girly"
http://www.fromthelabbench.com/from-the-lab-bench-science-blog/2018/11/7/the-consequences-of-being-girly-in-stem
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How a department took on the next frontiers in the #MeToo movement
11/9/2018Gender, Diversity
Article outlining how grad students at UnivTX Austin are trying to make changes to department culture
https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-Department-Took-On-the/245050?key=RSPvxaErQWNzZsa3l4a2uOeeh4OKT6kpdlKQ9BMwN5NOvGX2zJZqq2sSNOLRglR8MHB2cjh2R3ZHeV9pMlpGVHlaWktkTnM2ZHRnbE9JeHk3TnFwX2lwbTRNbw
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Spurred by sexual misconduct, grad students 'zine' documents efforts to improve department culture
11/12/2018Gender
Article outlining how grad students at UNC Chapel Hill are trying to make changes to department culture
http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2018/11/spurred-sexual-misconduct-grad-student-zine-documents-efforts-improve-department
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