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U. Washington-Seattle Institutes Diversity Training After Outrage Over Prof’s Op-Ed

U. Washington-Seattle Institutes Diversity Training After Outrage Over Prof’s Op-Ed

“intersectional diversity and sexual harassment training”

A professor at this school wrote an op-ed about the difference between the sexes in science work and all hell broke loose.

PJ Media reports:

UW Institutes ‘Diversity’ Training After Professor’s Op-Ed on Sex Differences

The University of Washington-Seattle has caved to student demands culminating after a computer science professor pointed out why efforts to close the “gender gap” in computer science may be futile.

The controversy began in June, when UW-Seattle Professor Stuart Reges published “Why Women Don’t Code” for Quillette, in which he articulated why women are less interested in computer science than men. (Hint, hint: men and women are different).

Though Reges admits the title was hyperbolic — as he has taught hundreds of women to code during his career — UW students didn’t see it as such. They circulated an internal memo of concern ad lobbied UW against his “gender harassment.”

Roughly five months later, a group of graduate students have announced that they’ve negotiated with senior officials at the UW computer science school to ensure that “more will be done to address gender harassment at the Allen School.”

While it’s unclear exactly how many “grievance demands” students filed, the school agreed to at least three.

From now on, UW will provide “intersectional diversity and sexual harassment training to both [student employees] and [the professors who supervise them]” which all students and professors will be highly encouraged to attend.


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