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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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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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AMS Notices Spotlight September 2017

Hello and welcome to the September AMS Notices Spotlight. Since the last spotlight, many of you have started a new school year and if you haven’t started yet you are getting ready to start very soon. With that in mind, … Continue reading

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AMS Notices Spotlight August 2017

It’s hard to believe that a month has passed since the last AMS Notices Spotlight. But somehow, in the blink of an eye, it has and just last week the new AMS Notices came out. This month’s Notices feature some … Continue reading

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