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Lawrence Summers

Summers' remarks on women draw fire

(By Marcella Bombardieri, Globe Staff, 1/17/05)
CAMBRIDGE -- The president of Harvard University, Lawrence H. Summers, sparked an uproar at an academic conference Friday when he said that innate differences between men and women might be one reason fewer women succeed in science and math careers. Summers also questioned how much of a role discrimination plays in the dearth of female professors in science and engineering ...

Katie Seyboth, computer scientist

In computer science, a growing gender gap

(By Marcella Bombardieri, Globe Staff, 12/18/05)
MEDFORD -- As a young high school teacher in 1982, Diane Souvaine leapt into graduate school for computer science having taken only one class in the subject.

Elena Irwin, teacher

Reduced load lets faculty meld family, tenure track

(By Marcella Bombardieri, Globe Staff, 10/4/05)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The most anguished moment of Elena Irwin's academic career was, perhaps fittingly, also her first Mother's Day after giving birth.

Amy Wendt, Wisconsin professor

A woman's place in the lab

(By Marcella Bombardieri, Globe Staff, 5/1/05)
MADISON, Wisconsin -- The electrical and computer engineering department at the University of Wisconsin at Madison had a lackluster record on gender equality for many years.

Deborah Rud and her son

Women in science weigh lab-vs.-life goals

(By Marcella Bombardieri, Globe Staff, 12/27/05)
CAMBRIDGE -- At the beginning of her Harvard biochemistry class, Debrah Rud proudly told her students that her year-old son was sporting his first haircut.

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