This updated article was originally published in December of 2016. Shortly afterward, I was contacted by a verified and reluctant participant in the scandal. The MC (main complainant) was identified as artist Cara Cole. Then this was republished on the 13th of January. I was then asked to make some changes, which I've made. Apologies for … Continue reading The Curious Case of Steven Galloway
Years ago, in a four-plex owned by my mother, I heard a baby's cries coming from a ground-floor unit. I was doing maintenance nearby, patching walls and taping baseboards in preparation for painting. When the cries became worrisome, I knocked on the door, twice. No answer, but the cries worsened. I got out my keys … Continue reading Does the Academy Devalue Children?
When it comes to the infamous Google memo, I don’t have much data to add; I’m not a scientist. How I do qualify to comment is that I'm a woman who's been in the workforce for over 40 years. Although I initially believed workplace sexism was an unpleasant norm--one whose burden fell squarely on women--that … Continue reading Women, the Google Memo and Me
This is a repost from July 2013. It's been included in Understanding Global Higher Education: Insights from Key Global Publications. The Con In the summer of 2011, a Dutch social psychologist was in the process of losing his job. His name was Diederik Stapel and he'd committed an unimaginable fraud: over ten years he'd falsified data … Continue reading Addicted to Success
Reading Laura Kipnis’ Unwanted Advances is difficult. Not because Kipnis isn’t a gifted writer, but because her experience with Title IX administrators, today’s campus equivalent of a morality squad, is downright noxious. What landed her in trouble was an article she wrote, “Sexual Paranoia Strikes Academe” (Chronicle of Higher Education, February 2015). Many of us … Continue reading Laura Kipnis and Camille Paglia on the Trouble with Campus Sex