Information from the Center

March 24, 2011

Many of us remember the courage of the women faculty at MIT in the late 1990s. Believing that they faced discrimination at their institution, they went and found the evidence at MIT’s School of Science: they not only counted the number of women on the faculty, they measured lab space, compared committee assignments, and considered teaching loads. Within a few years, MIT– along with several other research universities including the University of Michigan –publicly announced a commitment to...

March 15, 2011

Yes, it’s a double entendre: keeping your career current can often have the result of increasing the value of your career skills – the currency you bring to the marketplace. As a librarian, I’ve witnessed the importance of keeping current in a field that during my career has moved from card catalogs to web browsers, RSS feeds, and blogs.

Keeping up with the Joneses in your field is now harder, due to the pace of technological change, and easier, thanks to the internet, than ever...

March 1, 2011

Yep, that’s a pretty good description of CEW – of our 19 regular staff and our dozen student workers, only one person is male. He is a graduate student researcher with very limited hours in the office and not many opportunities to participate in the everyday workings of the Center. Over the decade I’ve worked here, we’ve had times when our staff was 100% female and times when it wasn’t…but it has always been predominantly female.

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