How we talk about our teachers

Male pro­fes­sors are far more likely to be con­sid­ered “smart” or “bril­liant” by their stu­dents, according to an analysis of reviews from the web­site Rate My Pro­fessor. Ben­jamin Schmidt, a […]

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For these Millennials, gender norms have gone out of style

Gender-​​​​bending mil­len­nials such as David aren’t exactly the norm, though, according to Suzanna Wal­ters, director of the Women’s, Gender and Sex­u­ality Studies Pro­gram at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. She says most millennials […]

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A dark side of the focus on gay marriage

The quest for full inclu­sion of mem­bers of the queer com­mu­nity (I use “queer” as an umbrella term that gathers together people who are gay, bisexual, trans­gender, inter­sexual and so […]

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What’s my risk of catching Ebola?

Ebola is spread through con­tact with sick people’s fluids. So clearly, nurses and doc­tors who treat patients have a higher risk than others. But let’s pre­tend for a minute that the […]

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NPR: A frightening curve

In the past week, world leaders have started using a math­e­mat­ical term when they talk about the Ebola epi­demic in West Africa. “It’s spreading and growing expo­nen­tially,” Pres­i­dent Obama said Tuesday. […]

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