A beautiful story of a woman who was driven out of University of Chicago by sexual harassment in 1967—and today, in our #MeToo age, she is receiving her Ph.D at age 76 (50 years later). via
One male prof wanted to give her baths. Another pinned her up against the wall and began slobbering over her. 50 years later, post #MeToo, Marilyn Webb asked for a new dissertation committee — and, at 76, will get her PhD. #Recharge
Right thing to do. Still speechless.
It’s Taken 5 Decades to Get the PhD Her Abusive Professor Denied Her. At 76, She’s Graduating, by ⁦⁩ via ⁦⁩ #MeToo
How many geniuses, cutting-edge innovators, and paradigm-changing scholars have been prematurely ruined by bigotry, in our country? I wonder how great we could be if we could ever stop brutalizing our own.
Wish these stories never happened..yet too numerous to count. Too late to win Nobel... but glad #uchicago working to right these wrongs #metoo 👩‍🎓 It’s Taken 5 Decades to Get the Ph.D. Her Abusive Professor Denied Her
Opinion | It’s Taken 5 Decades to Get the Ph.D. Her Abusive Professor Denied Her
I'm proud of my alma mater for this restitution. Also commendable of the columnist, , to ask the question: How are we still failing vulnerable groups today?...
When Marilyn Webb asked a distinguished male professor to serve on her dissertation committee at the University of Chicago, he said he would do so only if he could go to her apartment and give her baths, writes
It's taken 5 decades for her to get the PhD her abusive professor denied her. Don't miss column today in
The harassment and injustice of the past can seem so painfully obvious. But who slips under our radar today? Who is pushed out or doesn't even get in? We can't afford to wait another 5 decades to get it right.
But, you know, women just make different choices
Marilyn Webb remembers her professor pinning her against the wall and kissing her forcefully. She had spent 3 years completing coursework and preliminary exams for her Ph.D. But this was 1967, writes .
Opinion | It’s Taken 5 Decades to Get the Ph.D. Her Abusive Professor Denied Her
“A faculty committee reviewed Dembe’s work as a doctoral student and was impressed; it resembled contemporaneous work at Cornell University that later won a Nobel Prize. So Dembe, too, will be awarded a Ph.D.” #TipOfTheIceberg #Academia #MeToo
When Marilyn Webb asked a distinguished male professor to serve on her dissertation committee at the University of Chicago, he said he would do so only if he could go to her apartment and give her baths, writes
Dear , how about establishing a program for women students forced out of PBS to finish their degrees? It's never too late
🤨 I'd be more impressed if they gave her the PhD and her lost wages
Time to take notice: “Graduate students from low-income backgrounds are a group at risk that we aren’t really noticing,” suggests Kathleen Cagney, University of Chicago
“So what are we still blind to today? What groups of people drop unnoticed out of Ph.D. tracks in 2019?” It’s Taken 5 Decades to Get the Ph.D. Her Abusive Professor Denied Her
Opinion | It’s Taken 5 Decades to Get the Ph.D. Her Abusive Professor Denied Her - ⁦⁩ Wow, thanks ⁦⁩ for this piece. I hope that things have changed since then but the reality is we still have a ways to go. #heforshe
"But let’s learn from that experience and try to avoid other kinds of myopia that lead people even today to drop out and never fully deploy their talents — for then we all lose." by
“What groups of people drop unnoticed out of Ph.D. tracks in 2019?...Graduate students from low-income backgrounds are a group at risk that we aren’t really noticing.”
My Sunday column tells the remarkable story of a woman driven out of Univ of Chicago by sexual harassment in 1967—and now, in a #MeToo age, picking up her Ph.D half a century later. Congrats, Marilyn!
via ⁦⁩ “Graduate students from low-income backgrounds are a group at risk that we aren’t really noticing,”
It’s a weird day when I share a Kristof column, but this one is worth it.
It’s Taken 5 Decades to Get the Ph.D. Her Abusive Professor Denied Her In 1967, a dream was derailed. But it never died. via #HistSAHE
"I love these stories that end in triumph, but they should prod us to reflect...what are we still blind to today? What groups of people drop unnoticed out of Ph.D. tracks in 2019...(or were never there to begin with)?"
"I love these stories that end in triumph, but they should prod us to reflect. “