I'm posting this link about the women scientists at MIT
, mostly for myself. I've been getting emails asking what I think about the whole Larry Summers flap, and the short answer is that I'm enraged - not at what he said, but at the fact that he seems to back up his words with actions. Not only have women faculty hires declined (for the first time in two decades!) under his tenure, the lack of institutional support for the kind of fairness the MIT women professors recieved is a deafening silence. So, for those who wanted to know what I think, that's what I think. Yes, his remarks were blown out of proportion. Yes, they also seem to reflect Harvard's institutional policy - and that's the problem.