I was pleased to read the article featuring the 10 new full professors that Princeton recently appointed (Campus Notebook, Sept. 14). However, I was both surprised and dismayed to see that all but one of them were men. In the excellent interview with President Tilghman in the very same issue, she is quoted as saying that “David [Dobkin] is talking about monitoring faculty searches much more carefully and intensively than we have done in the past ... to see how diverse the [hiring] pools are, how diverse the short lists are, and whether the faculty is really paying attention to this issue” of increasing faculty diversity. In light of this clear statement, one would hope that Princeton might do a bit better with gender equity in the future!
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