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  • Transfer to Brown.
  • Is the answer C?

    *clicks article*

    Figures. :-/
  • BSABSVR
  • The point of the story is not that psychology professors are corrupt. The point should be that we need to monitor the actions of people in positions of power.
    Even if the ones in power are left-wing, right-wing, 'independent', religious, non-religious, or Presbyterian.
    Even if the people they have power over are children, students, suspects, servicemembers, employees, or the citizens of the United States of America.

    Those in positions of power need to have their actions scrutinized by the public and by organizations dedicated to maintaining the high standards of office. This is why we need a free press. This is why we need an impartial legal system. This is why we need oversight committees. This is why we need checks and balances.

    /rant over.
  • Good. Drag them all into the light.
  • The witch hunts continue.

    Yes there are some truly evil people out there.

    There are a lot of "victims" dredging up ancient history  too.

    //lude
  • Lol! Wait until they get to the chair of the psyche department at the uw around 1992.
  • draypresct: The point of the story is not that psychology professors are corrupt. The point should be that we need to monitor the actions of people in positions of power.
    Even if the ones in power are left-wing, right-wing, 'independent', religious, non-religious, or Presbyterian.
    Even if the people they have power over are children, students, suspects, servicemembers, employees, or the citizens of the United States of America.

    Those in positions of power need to have their actions scrutinized by the public and by organizations dedicated to maintaining the high standards of office. This is why we need a free press. This is why we need an impartial legal system. This is why we need oversight committees. This is why we need checks and balances.

    /rant over.


    The point of this story is that sexual harassment is getting clicks now so they rehashed a story posted two weeks ago.
  • I'm pretty sure all of the mods have molested me at one time or another. And Drew made me drink till I passed out.
  • lude: The witch hunts continue.

    Yes there are some truly evil people out there.

    There are a lot of "victims" dredging up ancient history  too.

    //lude


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  • Snapper Carr: Good. Drag them all into the light.


    Especially in academia.  We can't have tolerance for this here- getting a faculty position is incredibly cutthroat but unlike industry, it's not possible to be anonymous and just go elsewhere.  In your little subfield everyone knows everyone else, so having one of the big names decide to be a dick means you can get frozen out entirely if you fight it.

    /Was really sad to see the recent spate of problems in astronomy- it's a field where a lot of the core work was done by women.
  • I heard a student, hopefully, jokingly talk to her friend about trying to sleep with her professor for a better grade.  Walking past her I commented, "you better make sure you keep the lights off."
  • This is why you should wait until your married to have sex.
  • lude: The witch hunts continue.

    Yes there are some truly evil people out there.

    There are a lot of "victims" dredging up ancient history  too.

    //lude


    If it's history, it's true; if it's true, you can choke on the quotation marks.
  • As I've said before, any place that has men in positions of power over women is rife with sexual misconduct.

    So, everywhere.
  • So when I was in college in the 90's it was pretty common practice of students and professors dating (at least at my college).  Had a anthropology professor talk about his "muse", which he got a new one every couple of years.  She got A's out of the deal.

    Now i have a daughter in college (different college), and she says that she cant even go into an office of a professor without someone being there.  So if the dept. Secretary is there they can talk in the prof's office, with the door open.  If no one is around other than the prof or TA, she has to leave.  School policy is that staff cant shut a door with a student in the room, unless there is a second staff member there.

    I am glad things are changing for the better.
  • Glockenspiel Hero: Snapper Carr: Good. Drag them all into the light.

    Especially in academia.  We can't have tolerance for this here- getting a faculty position is incredibly cutthroat but unlike industry, it's not possible to be anonymous and just go elsewhere.  In your little subfield everyone knows everyone else, so having one of the big names decide to be a dick means you can get frozen out entirely if you fight it.

    /Was really sad to see the recent spate of problems in astronomy- it's a field where a lot of the core work was done by women.


    Never mind getting faculty positions, consider how much a grad student's career depends on the political clout of the advisor.  When big power gets combined with personal/political issues, you know there is going to be a lot of corruption.  Corporate, political, academic, religious: it all doesn't matter - it will become corrupt.
    /how does that saying go, the politics is vicious because of irrelevance?
    //maybe it is all about the harrasment opportunities
    ///expect that to drive some ambition anyway
  • IamAwake: lude: The witch hunts continue.

    Yes there are some truly evil people out there.

    There are a lot of "victims" dredging up ancient history  too.

    //lude

    If it's history, it's true; if it's true, you can choke on the quotation marks.


    Agreed - if it happened, no matter when, pay for your sins.  I think it's great that women finally are starting to feel like they can stand up and tell their stories. Unfortunately, people being people, we run the risk of getting into a mode of "believe first, worry about truth later", and some innocent people will get caught up in the collective fury.  This isn't new, it's just going to be more frequent now.  Personally, if only a single person speaks up...I'm tending to wait for something else to drop before I sharpen my pitchfork and light my torch....but if 15 women say you were a jerk, you were a jerk.
  • Male students get summarily expelled when they are accused. Let's see how far the same applies to professors.
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    Came for this. Leaving satisfied.
  • I groped a coworker in the office more than a few times.  She never reported anything.

    Hell, most people didn't even know we were seeing each other until well after we broke up and that relationship lasted 4 years.
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