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MIT Issues Mea Culpa on Sex Bias

Science  26 Mar 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5410, pp. 1992
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5410.1992a

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is winning widespread praise for publicly admitting that it has sinned--if only inadvertently--against women scientists. A report from an MIT faculty committee posted on the university's Web site this week concludes that MIT's School of Science has provided a better work environment for male faculty members than for women. Officials say they have taken steps to rectify inequalities among the School of Science faculty, and the university administration is considering how to generalize its new insights campuswide.

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