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MIT as 'Intractable Enemy'

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Science  12 Nov 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5443, pp. 1275
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5443.1275

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In 1994, the same year that tenured women at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) were taking grievances to their superiors and finding a compassionate ear in the school of science (see main text), the administration was fighting a messy sex discrimination suit involving the school of engineering. The suit was filed by Gretchen Kalonji, an associate professor in the materials science and engineering department, who argued that she was qualified for tenure and had been discriminated against because she was female.