Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Tenure the Hard Way: Hunger Strike (Update)

True to his word, James Sherley, a African-American biomedical engineering professor begun a hunger strike today to protest being denied tenure at MIT. Twenty faculty from the department signed a statement stating that race did not play a part in the decision. Sherley will protest outside the office of the president and provost for three hours each morning. Out of 740 tenured professors, 27 or about 4 percent are ethnic minorities. MIT stated that Sherley's case has been reviewed three separate times.

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