From the AMS Notices: QSIDE is a multi-institutional network of scholars and practitioners. Our vision is inspired by civil rights leaders such as educator and investigative journalist Ida B. Wells, who said that “the way to right wrongs is to shine the light of truth upon them.”
From the AMS Notices: In this article, we explore what some top-rated pure mathematics graduate programs are doing to make their programs more diverse and inclusive. Most of the information in this article was gleaned from discussions with representatives from Columbia University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California Berkeley, and University of Chicago.
From Inside Higher Ed: Syracuse University suspended more than 30 students Tuesday for occupying a campus building to protest administrators’ slow response to a series of racial and anti-Semitic events that roiled the institution three months ago and made national headlines.
From the AWM: “After a three-year effort of eleven scientific organizations led by the International Mathematical Union and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, the report ‘A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing and Natural Sciences’ is available at http://iciam.org/…/files/Gender-Gap-final_report_2-compress… . The website for the Gender Gap in Science Project is at https://gender-gap-in-science.org.
From LGBTQ Nation: “A professor in Ohio who was involved in a highly publicized case where he claimed a free speech right to misgender transgender students has lost his case…. [A] federal trial court just dismissed his claim, saying that misgendering others is not free speech protected by the First Amendment.”
Apparently there’s a new claim out there about why women participate in STEM at lower rates than men. No longer do people claim that women are biologically less able. Now, people claim that they’re just less interested. This article from Slate looks at the data to fact check this claim.
From the Chronicle of Higher Education: “A state judge on Wednesday threw out a controversial settlement in which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill would have given the Confederate statue known as Silent Sam to the Sons of Confederate Veterans and paid the group $2.5 million for the monument’s upkeep.” Read more at the link.
From the Salt Lake Tribune: “Utah State University repeatedly mishandled cases of sexual assault on campus, failing to investigate when it knew about misconduct and, as a result, “rendered additional students vulnerable,” the Department of Justice said Wednesday in a damning report concluding a three-year investigation into the school.” Read more at the link, and see the official DOJ report here.
The MAA Math Values blog has a post that’s right in our wheelhouse: 10 tips from Dr. Benjamin Braun, University of Kentucky for building inclusivity at Ph.D. granting institutions.
This month both the ASA and SIAM have features with several black statisticians / mathematicians:
The AMS also has a modest feature in its Februay Notices: https://www.ams.org/cgi-bin/notices/amsnotices.pl?thispage=homenav