Category Archives: Mathematics in Society

In order to prevent an exodus of international PhD students, we must stand together

This post first appeared at the AMS Capital Currents blog. Editor’s Note: Andy Hardt and Mahrud Sayrafi–the authors of this post–are PhD students at the University of Minnesota. Andy is in his fifth year of graduate school, and working on … Continue reading

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The history is the history

Pre-script: This is absolutely not the moment for centering white perspectives in public discourse. That being said, everything I understand about the fight for equality and justice leads me to the conclusion that the responsibility to dismantle whiteness falls uniquely … Continue reading

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Math Students Hunt For Errors in False Proofs!

Communicating mathematics is a crucial part of a developing mathematician’s career. Really, any mathematician’s career. In the classroom, with peers, and at conferences, math students organize their learning and research in order to effectively question and convey concepts that require … Continue reading

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Let’s Take Responsibility For Our Math

In an open letter to the AMS Notices, a collaboration of prominent mathematicians and other stakeholders insist that mathematicians and universities suspend any relationship with law enforcement (see here). Their reasoning, as the letter makes clear, is that the tools … Continue reading

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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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