Corrections and Clarifications

Corrections and Clarifications

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Science  24 Apr 1992:
Vol. 256, Issue 5056, pp. 428
DOI: 10.1126/science.256.5056.428

Abstract

In the "Women in Science" special section (13 Mar.), Rhonda Hughes, chairperson of mathematics at Bryn Mawr College, was quoted correctly in the article "Profile of a field: Mathematics: Heroism is still the norm" (p. 1382) as saying that graduate school in math constitutes a "minefield" for women. The next sentence said that some of the "land mines concealed under the surface include a lack of encouragement from faculty members, sexual advances of mentors—and a suspicion on the part of male colleagues that women can succeed only by sleeping with male mathematicians." Those specifics came from interviews with a number of female mathematicians, not from Hughes, and the sentence should have said so.