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Thu Nov 24, 2016, 10:05 PM

Women in science pledge to combat hate

Source: BBC News

By Victoria Gill
Science reporter, BBC News
27 minutes ago

Almost 10,000 women working in science have signed an open letter pledging to combat discrimination and "anti-science sentiment" following the US election.

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In the six days since its publication, 8,800 researchers have signed the pledge, which rejects the "hateful rhetoric that was given a voice".

Dr Kelly Ramirez from Colorado State University was one of its authors.

She and her colleagues took aim at discrimination targeting "minority groups, women, LGBTQIA, immigrants, and people with disabilities".

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38094016

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Thu Nov 24, 2016, 10:06 PM

1. Amen

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Fri Nov 25, 2016, 12:21 AM

2. Anthropology Department Urges Faust to Designate Harvard a Sanctuary Campus

By Mia C. Karr, CRIMSON STAFF WRITERa day ago


Members of the Anthropology Department called on University President Drew G. Faust and other Harvard administrators to protect undocumented students by designating Harvard a sanctuary campus and adopting a “zero-tolerance approach towards any form of hate.”

On Monday, Anthropology Department Chair Gary Urton sent an email on behalf of the department to Faust, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, University Provost Alan M. Garber, FAS Dean Michael D. Smith, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean Xiao-Li Meng, and Social Sciences Dean Claudine Gay. The email, which Urton said the entire department unanimously approved, lists seven actions the signatories believe Harvard should take to ensure the safety of undocumented students.

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In the wake of Donald Trump's election, the future of undocumented students has been a topic of concern among students, faculty, and administrators both at Harvard and nationwide. Last week, Harvard students circulated a petition calling for administrative action to protect undocumented students and later hosted a rally. Additionally, more than 350 faculty members signed a letter urging Faust to take action.

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“As anthropologists, our research, teaching and service are expressly oriented towards a cultivation of empathy, an examination and critique of inequality, and a commitment to ethics and justice,” the department wrote.

More:
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/11/24/anthro-faust-sanctuary-campus/

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