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Abused junior scientists?

Linnea Ista lkista at unm.edu
Fri Jul 16 11:31:42 EST 1999

On 14 Jul 1999 bmartin at utmem.edu wrote:

> In article
> <Pine.WNT.3.96.990707171119.-632557J-100000 at Guinevere.unm.edu>, Linnea
> Ista <lkista at unm.edu> wrote:
> > How about one from my grad school days? If I took a dance class (which I
> > paid for myself and took up two and a half hours of my week), it showed a
> > lack of commitment to my science, while the guys could go out and play
> > basketball for 1 1/2 hours a day with no comment?
> But of course you do know the reverse happens as well.  Some PIs
> consider athletics a waste of time, but the arts are an acceptable
> diversion.  One male student I knew got great support to finish a music
> B.A. while finishing his Biochemistry Ph.D. while other males were
> approached about decreasing time in intramural sports.   Your example
> may not have been only related to gender issues, but specific interests
> of the PI. 
Sorry, it wasn't the PI, it was the head of the grad advisory committee.
But I see your point. This guy was a total sports freak. But I guess I
kind of considered that athletic activity was athletic activity......

> Now, try being a comic book collector and being discovered by "adult"
> peers.  


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