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Gender & Science News Round-up

Jeannie did some news research and found a bunch of interesting articles related to issues we’ve been discussing in the course, especially regarding : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/science-gender-gap-five-reasons-women-men_n_2827567.html Last week, we talked about how there the data showed the increasing leaks of women … Continue reading

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Wesleyan Women in Science

http://wesleyanargus.com/2014/02/27/wesleyan-women-in-science/ Shannon H. did some research and found out about a student group at Wesleyan University called Women in Science. The article discusses how they are attempting to address the issues of gender inequality in order to have a community … Continue reading

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Articles about changes to the SAT

Ati and Madison sent me links to some articles about changes in the SAT, related to the discussion we had in class on Thursday. http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/05/living/sat-test-changes-schools/http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/02/27/college-board-announces-plans-redesign-sat Though gender is not at the center of the current discussion about these changes, this … Continue reading

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Former UCSD Comm major is first female engineer at Instagram

Brina Lee, who majored in Comm here at UCSD, was interviewed in ELLE magazine about her experience as the first female engineer employed at Instagram. She reflects on her experiences with gender in engineering, including the challenge of finding older … Continue reading

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Title IX and UCSD Athletics

Title IX of the US Education Amendment of 1972 states that: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any … Continue reading

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When Grownups Take the SAT

Elizabeth Kolbert’s piece in the upcoming issue of the New Yorker magazine describes the author’s experience taking the SATs as a adult and tells the story of a mother who decides to take them in order to helpĀ  her son … Continue reading

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Documentary film review essays

Here are a few examples of essays that review controversial documentary films. All of the essays are fairly short, providing a good model for the length of the essay you are writing. They are all also valuable because they do … Continue reading

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