Letter to the Editor

Jonathan Katz | Professor of Physics

In contrast to assertions made in the article of April 6:

My wife was a student (undergraduate and graduate) and research staff member of the physics department for about a decade and did not find it an “uncomfortable place for women.” She described this in more detail in Student Life Jan. 31, 2016.

The tenured and tenure-track faculty includes people from more than a dozen different ethnicities and races (including at least two Latinos, apparently a particular concern of the article). This should be irrelevant (only racists care about race and only sexists about sex), but apparently your writer is more interested in sex and ethnicity than in the science and teaching we do. We would be happy to tell her about them.

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