Author Archives: Ethan Zell

About Ethan Zell

I am a new graduate student at the University of Michigan broadly interested in probability. I have a background in vocal performance and in my spare time I enjoy music of all kinds.

A Defense of Diversity Statements in Hiring

Recently, Abigail Thompson, a Vice President of the AMS and Professor at UC Davis, wrote a short opinion piece coming out against the use of diversity statements in hiring. As I read her piece, I found myself troubled by some … Continue reading

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Interviewing New International Math PhD Students

En route to my first year of graduate school, I packed up the three good pillows I have, moved a couple hundred miles, and planted myself in an apartment I had only seen in a grainy Face Time video. Hopefully … Continue reading

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