Study finds male Ph.D. candidates submit and publish papers at significantly higher rates than their female peers, even within the same institution. The majors drivers of that gap remain unclear, but one factor is that women teach more during their Ph.D. programs and men serve more often as research assistants.
We are pursuing our doctoral degrees during a time of significant change and disruption in higher education. Public scrutiny of colleges and universities due to issues related to increasing tuition costs, access to higher education, and student and faculty diversity is growing. We are also seeing a perceived disconnect between the education and skills that colleges provide and the needs of an evolving workforce. Public perceptions of administrative bloat and the growing debate over higher education as a public or private good also continue to challenge colleges and universities.
Adding to PhD students’ woes will undermine US research and economy.
They have been around forever, supporting women of color in common and unique ways. Sister circles that nourish the needs of Black women have a firm history in the Black community. Organizations such as Black sororities, sewing guilds, health groups, church societies, and book clubs were established out of the need for Black women to come together to support one another. These sister circles have provided strength, purpose, and love where there may have been none.
When it comes to emails, I tend to be pretty wordy.
I live with an intense fear of coming off as too direct or cold, and there’s something about all of those extra words, niceties, and (embarrassingly) exclamation points that make me sound a little warmer and friendlier.
But, here’s the thing: I’m ultimately wasting my own time–along with the time of the person reading my message.
Nobody wants to spend their precious mental energy wading through fluff in order to get to your point. So, if you have a soft spot in your heart for small talk and flowery language like I do, how can you manage to strip down your own messages to the stuff that really matters?