Popular Media

Popular Media (i.e. newspaper articles, blogs)
Title Author Document Description
CS KickStart gives budding female computer scientists a window to the programming world By Mike Cassidy Mercury News Columnist Contra Costa Times DSJGuide Women Programming.PDF A newspaper article describing a student-led program at UC Berkeley introducing women to computer science.
Harvard Business School Case Study: Gender Equity By Jodie Kantor DSJGuide Harvard Business School Gender.PDF A New York Times articles gives an in-depth look at why women entering Harvard Business School with test scores and grades equal to men struggle once in the program, and efforts to make changes. (2013)
Students See Many Slights as Racial 'Microaggressions' By Tanzina Vega DSJGuide NYT Microagressions.PDF A New York Times article about student's view of microagressions, a term used to describe the subtle ways that racial, ethnic, gender and other stereotypes can play out painfully. (2014)
Science faculty's subtle gender biases favor male students By Moss-Racusin, C.A., Dovidio, J.F., Brescoll, V.L., Graham, M.J., and Handelsman, J. DSJGuide Science Faculty Bias.PDF Journal article describing a randomized double-blind study into science faculty bias. Findings showed that faculty participants rated the male applicant as significantly more competent and hireable than the (identical) female applicants. (2012).
The Male Privilege Checklist A blog by Barry Deutsch, in imitation of Peggy McIntosh's White Privilege checklist DSJGuide Male Privilege.PDF A list of invisible privileges benefiting men.
Thorny Exchanges on Campus Can Hold Educational Value By Dan Berrett DSJGuide Higher Ed Dialogue.PDF Chronicle of Higher Education article about how controversial events and conflicts can become transformational conversations, also described as difficult dialogues. (2014)
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack By Peggy McIntosh DSJGuide White Privilege.PDF Article by Peggy McIntosh examining the invisible privileges benefiting white people. (1990)
White professors still dominate Bay Area colleges as student bodies grow more diverse By Katy Murphy DSJ Guide White Faculty.PDF A Mercury News article examining predominantly white faculty in the Bay Area, in the wake of San Jose State incident and the bullying of a black student. (2014)
Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science? By Eileen Pollack DSJGuide Few Women in Science.PDF New York Times articles by Eileen Pollack, one of the first of two women to receive a BA degree in physics from Yale. She reviews evidence of bias against women in science, describes her personal experience and the lack of encouragement from faculty to continue her career in science.
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