Findings - John Tierney - Science Has Become the New Frontier for Title Nine - NYTimes.com
Guest Post: Joel Corbo on Graduate School and Teaching | Cosmic Variance: "When people with such a passion are met with disinterest or even disdain by the people they want to emulate (successful physicists), the blow to their motivation can be severe. After all, who wants to stick around when their interests and talents aren’t valued or supported? I’ve heard it implied (and sometimes even said outright) that such students aren’t “serious enough” about physics and therefore aren’t worth keeping around, but without a crystal ball, who can really say which student will end up making important contributions to the field?"
Where Particles Collide, Sexism Is Rampant, Study�Finds - Chronicle.com
These have been sitting as individual drafts in my blog posts page for a while now. These are the essential questions to my sense of purpose as a teacher. I wanted to write blog posts about them, but I couldn't address them adequately in my master's thesis, and it would take one hell of a doctoral dissertation to get a good handle on them. In the meantime, they are a good bit of inspiration as September comes around and teaching starts up again.