Thursday, March 11, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Ya Think?

Article in the NYT on women in science and math fields, including professorships -- a brief, unexplored sentence: "In dozens of conversations with women scientists and technology executives from the United States, Europe and Asia, a pattern emerged: Many attended single-sex schools and a significant number had scientist parents." (Emphasis added.)

Ya think? See: women's colleges.

From MHC's website:
  • From 1966 to 2004, according to the NSF’s Survey of Earned Doctorates, Mount Holyoke graduated more women than any other liberal arts college who went on to get U.S. doctorates in the physical and life sciences (356 and 109, respectively). This puts Mount Holyoke in the top 2 percent of all colleges and universities--even major research universities with at least double the enrollment and faculty.
  • Among all colleges and universities, Mount Holyoke ranks eighth (tied with Stanford and Wellesley) in the number of graduates who earned U.S. doctorates in physics from 1966 to 2004; ninth in chemistry; and sixteenth in biology.
Why thanks, NYT. Could you explore that one a little more next time, please? That's probably more significant than all of your goings on about "biological clock" this and "stereotypes" that.

Friday, March 5, 2010


- NPR story on obsolete jobs
- NPR story on a gay documentary from 1978