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Professors ignore emails from women and minorities at higher rate than white males

A study led by the University of Pennsylvania’s Katherine Milkman suggests that university professors discriminate against women and minorities when choosing which students to mentor. With the help of Modupe Akinola of Columbia University and Dolly Chugh of New York University, Milkman emailed 6,500 professors from 89 disciplines at the…

Fat-shaming college professor barred from determining grad students’ admission

The University of New Mexico (UNM) psychology professor who was heavily criticized for posting an insulting message toward “obese PhD applicants” online has been censured by the college and forced to develop and attend a sensitivity training program, KOB-TV reported on Tuesday. The sanctions against Geoffrey Miller came just over…

Spyware claims emerge in spat over Chinese dissident at NYU

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng arrived in the United States in May last year he was given a fellowship at New York University, use of a Greenwich Village apartment, and a pile of gifts from supporters, including smartphones and an iPad. But at…

Voting machine design blamed for New York’s 60,000 lost ballots

It wasn’t voter fraud that caused 60,000 ballots to be tossed from the 2010 election in New York – it was poorly designed voting machines. According to a study from the New York University’s Brennan School for Justice, the new optical voting system confused voters so much that they ended…

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