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Archives for January, 2008

Not a good start

I “worked” at home this morning and finally made it into the office around 2 pm. When I arrived, I discovered that: The syllabus for my new course that I had started before leaving for holiday has disappeared off my computer. It will not be quick to reconstruct. I was rejected for a grant that…

How high can we jump?

We all know examples of successful women scientists. They are constantly held up as examples to us, used to say: “see, it can be done.” Some of those successful women scientists are single, some are married, some are married with children. But are any of those women single mothers? Are any of them divorced with…

Scene: In mid to late December, in a nearly deserted building on a nearly deserted campus (finals over, grades in), a young assistant professor and a department chair pass in the hallway. Chair asks something generic along the lines of “How’s it going?”. Young assistant professor replies “I’m hanging in there.” Chair gives the young…