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- I Am Not an Easy Man March 21, 2019
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Category Archives: conflict
When should details of misconduct be made public?
Amid the #metoo movement, we have seen extreme publicity of the Hollywood allegations of sexual misconduct, including the shocking and sensational details revealed by victims coming forward. We have seen some spread of this movement and publicity to other arenas … Continue reading
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Is this cheating or is it networking?
I’m a TA for a large undergraduate course that’s required for premed and bio majors. As I was grading the first exam of the course, I was scoring an open-ended question that was vaguely worded. So I was surprised when … Continue reading
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What’s in a name?
I defended 7 years ago this month…. and I’m still a Research Scientist 1. I had hoped to be up for a promotion last year because I felt like I kicked butt all year. When I had my year end … Continue reading
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How to Encourage a Supportive Environment
I read an article recently about casual racism and how the victim didn’t know how to respond. It’s complicated. But what if you are not the victim. I think that someone who is not a victim of the comments has … Continue reading
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Encountering new levels of diversity… and lack of diversity
I just started a new job in a big city. This has been a huge change for me in many ways, and one refreshing change has been the new level of diversity I’ve experienced. I am a white woman who … Continue reading
Posted in academia, conflict, diversity, Laboratory, postdoc, strengths and weaknesses 3 Comments