UC Davis news:
After a group of UC Davis women faculty began circulating a petition, UC regents rescinded an invitation to Larry Summers, the controversial former president of Harvard University, to speak at a board dinner Wednesday night in Sacramento. The dinner comes during the regents' meeting at UCD next week.Gasp! What? He articulated a view that there could be innate differences between men and women?
Summers gained notoriety for saying that innate differences between men and women could be a reason for under-representation of women in science, math and engineering.
UCD professor Maureen Stanton, one of the petition organizers, was delighted by news of the change this morning, saying it's “a move in the right direction.”So studies indicate there might be differences between men and women... Maureen's answer is to cover her ears and go,"La-la-la-la-la-la-la.." So what if there are innate differences between the sexes regarding math aptitude? You think noticing it will make derivatives harder for girls? You silly, silly, stuck hippie. I hope you're gone before my (excellent at math and physics, btw) daughter gets to college.