Professors are Prejudiced, too

first_imgThe New York TimesIN the world of higher education, we professors like to believe that we are free from the racial and gender biases that afflict so many other people in society. But is this self-conception accurate?To find out, we conducted an experiment. A few years ago, we sent emails to more than 6,500 randomly selected professors from 259 American universities. Each email was from a (fictional) prospective out-of-town student whom the professor did not know, expressing interest in the professor’s Ph.D. program and seeking guidance. These emails were identical and written in impeccable English, varying only in the name of the student sender. The messages came from students with names like Meredith Roberts, Lamar Washington, Juanita Martinez, Raj Singh and Chang Huang, names that earlier research participants consistently perceived as belonging to either a white, black, Hispanic, Indian or Chinese student. In total, we used 20 different names in 10 different race-gender categories (e.g. white male, Hispanic female).Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Halcyon Days

first_imgRoman Fine Art in East Hampton presents “Halcyon Days,” a solo exhibition of new works by Polaroid photographer Alex Moore. Moore’s first solo exhibition at Roman Fine Art features new figurative and landscape works from his most recent travels. The exhibit will continue through June 24. There was a reception for the artist on Saturday, May 25. Sharelast_img

New release: Photoacoustic infrared gas monitor

first_imgGet instant access to must-read content today!To access hundreds of features, subscribe today! At a time when the world is forced to go digital more than ever before just to stay connected, discover the in-depth content our subscribers receive every month by subscribing to gasworld.Don’t just stay connected, stay at the forefront – join gasworld and become a subscriber to access all of our must-read content online from just $270. Subscribelast_img

CWI to revamp selection policy

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Cricket West Indies (CWI) is set to revamp its selection policy in an effort to rid the process of “politics or petty emotional situations”, in a move geared towards having the best squad selected for the upcoming ICC World Cup.New president Ricky Skerritt said the selection policy had come under heavy scrutiny ever since he and Vice-President Dr Kishore Shallow assumed the reins of the regional governing body two weeks ago, and it was now hoped that the changes would result in a broadening of the selection pool.“In the last two weeks, one of the most critical points that has been embedded as a selection policy is that if a player can still get selected for the team, they must be considered,” Skerritt told cricket website, Cricbuzz.“There must be no reason for non-consideration other than cricket or medical or physical health. No administrative issues, politics or petty emotional situations must prohibit or prevent players from being considered for selection.”New Cricket West Indies president, Ricky Skerritt.He continued: “The last 10, 11 days since the election, we’ve been bringing in changes in terms of personnel and policies to make sure that we can reach out to everybody who wants to play for West Indies. WIDE SLATE “The people responsible for selecting, managing and leading the squad to the World Cup have been reaching out to players who may be interested, to let them know that the policy has changed and to be clear whether they are available or not, so that when the group gets together next week to make their final decision on the squad, they have as wide a slate to choose from as possible.”Selection politics has remained a perennial issue in West Indies cricket but became a major talking point in recent years as the relationship between senior players and the Dave Cameron-led CWI administration frayed.Darren Sammy was inexplicably axed as captain and dropped from the squad five months after guiding West Indies to the capture of the Twenty20 (T20) World Cup in India three years ago, with many believing the move was as a result of his controversial public criticism of Cameron and CWI’s handling of player issues in the lead-up to the tournament.Similarly, recently retired all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was never picked again in a one-day squad after playing a key role in the contentious, abandoned tour of India in 2014. He was also sacked from the T20 squad in 2016 following the disastrous tour against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, which followed the firing of head coach Phil Simmons – a development subsequently criticised by Bravo.last_img read more

Chelsea fans on Twitter discuss Begovic’s displays

first_imgStoke away and Liverpool at home are the games this week. Can’t afford to lose more #CFC It’s #kloppvsmourinho already.— Abhishek Bhardwaj (@abhi_ft09) October 26, 2015 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has come in for criticism from some Chelsea fans on Twitter ahead of the game against his former club Stoke City.The Blues travel to the Britannia Stadium on Tuesday in the League Cup, although there is a chance Begovic may be rested to give Marco Amelia a run out.AdChoices广告With first-choice keeper Thibaut Courtois out injured, the Bosnian had impressed before the 2-1 defeat at West Ham on Saturday. Begovic should have come for that ball that was stood up for Andy Carol to score* Should be an easy take with his hands by the keeper. — Hugh (@BluesForever16) October 25, 2015 What side would you pick at Stoke tomorrow night? Full “strength”? A win is important for morale and confidence & silverware chances. #CFC— Grant James (@GrantJames_CFC) October 26, 2015center_img Credit to Begovic but Chelsea have truly missed Courtois, there have been goals Thibo wouldn’t concede that Bego has let in. — Xploit (@samuelxploit) October 25, 2015Chelsea supporters have also been debating the make up of Jose Mourinho’s team against Stoke.Some want to see different players given a chance, others want a strong line-up – but all agree another loss would be further damaging to morale.Jose has to change the team for Stoke. Fresh, hungry players such as Ruben, Kenedy & Baba.— Ell (@247TrueBlue) October 25, 2015last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Full time and Part time drivers sought by WERS Waste Donegal

first_imgWERS Waste Management in Donegal are looking for an experienced full time and part time driver to join their accomplished team. Successful candidates will be required for household bin collections in Donegal areas and will to need to be in possession of a C Licence and CPC Passes. Key requirements:3 years driving experienceMust be punctual, reliable and a committed team playerGood Communication skillsApplications with a short CV by email to [email protected] or contact our office on 074 91 64718Job Vacancy: Full time and Part time drivers sought by WERS Waste Donegal was last modified: January 24th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Job VacancyWERS DonegalWERS Waste Donegallast_img read more