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Study overwhelmingly confirms gender bias in science career recruitment

25 April 2015 - 07:58 AM

... Something that those of us in these fields have long known.


The results of an experiment conducted by Wendy Williams and Stephen Ceci of Cornell University are therefore intriguing. As they report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr Williams and Dr Ceci have searched for sex bias in one of the most important steps on the scientific career path, recruitment to a so-called tenure-track position. If the successful candidate does well in such a post it can lead to a job for life. And the two researchers did indeed find bias—against men.

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As the chart shows, professors of biology, engineering and psychology all chose female candidates over equally qualified male ones, and did so by an overwhelming margin (as high as three to one in the case of psychology). Moreover, they made this choice regardless of whether they, themselves, were men or women. The sole exception to this pattern was economics. In this discipline male professors showed a slight preference for men, though females had a strong one for women.

When Dr Williams and Dr Ceci carried out further experiments, looking in more detail, they found that the pattern they had discovered held up regardless of whether or not hypothetical candidates were married, had children or had taken a period of parental leave. These factors, often cited as damaging to women’s academic careers, seemed to weigh little with the professors in question.

Mark Price Introduced as new Charlotte 49ers Coach

26 March 2015 - 02:21 PM


Price with a standing ovation ... "To say I'm excited is an understatement"



PRICE: "I'm excited to help this team move in the upward direction." Much praise to Niner Nation!



PRICE: I can't wait to start working with the guys ... we're going to improve as a team and build something special here at Charlotte.



PRICE: thanking the Hornets for initially bringing him to Charlotte.



PRICE: says he'll watch Sweet 16 on TV tonight and looks forward to playing in the Sweet 16 instead of watching it.



PRICE: "This is going to be a process ... we need to find the right people to reach the goals we want to."



PRICE: "we want to run up and down, score and work on defense. I want to walk around campus, meet the students and get them to come out"



PRICE: "We're going to find guys to do what we want to do and help us be successful here in Charlotte"



PRICE: "We're going to find guys to do what we want to do and help us be successful here in Charlotte"



PRICE: "I know i'll make some mistakes, but i'm a quick learner ... one of the guys on my staff will be a former head coach."





Wife wants me to start shaving my chest

16 March 2015 - 09:07 AM

This in stark contrast to her previous position.  She's always thought that men should have hair...period.


What do, huddle? 

[Mark Price in?] Alan Major is OUT officially

15 March 2015 - 09:39 PM

Thank god.




Who's in?

Only in New Orleans...

09 February 2015 - 11:22 AM

... Do you need to be reminded not to murder.



Stay safe, Saints fans.