For the political:
- What long take-home exams are really testing – privilege, mainly
- “Geeks will be geeks” was a highly favored rationalization for ignoring continual low-level sexual harassment (“glomming”) at Caltech, so I find this extra-specially galling:
Millionaire’s son Prashant Modi, 33, faced up to 18 months in jail for sexually assaulting a Swedish student, but was given a six-month suspended sentence.
Old Bailey Judge Jeremy Roberts said there were exceptional circumstances, such as Modi being a “geeky” Indian not being used to Western ways.
Of course, I’m sure money had something to do with it as well. Sigh. [via Feministe]
- Has anyone not seen this by now? What right-wingers see when they read the New York Times
And for the sciencey: