Hoos Doing What
March 01, 2018
“Boys don’t cry.”
“You’re acting like a girl.”
These are the types of things that people tell boys frequently, and there are negative consequences. Crying is a normal human reaction to excessive emotion. Girls are not told to not cry; in fact, tears are often...
February 12, 2018
In everyone’s college career, there comes a time when people start to reflect on how they’ve spent the last few years. Where were the places and who were the people they’ll want to remember twenty years from now? People recall all the parties they went to where they met some of the most interesting characters, or all the hours they’ve spent sitting in the library cramming for an exam. Maybe they think about the basketball games that had them at the edge of their seats, or the professor that completely...
Emily Angelotti and Emma Strickland are two second-year students bringing #MeToo to Grounds
February 09, 2018
If you’re on any sort of social media, you’ve likely seen the hashtag #MeToo posted by someone you know. The number of people who have posted, tagged, and tweeted the phrase has been staggering, and with this comes the shocking realization that so many people face harassment and assault. Because we live in a culture where sexual assault is not often treated seriously, and people who come forward with sexual assault accusations aren’t trusted, it’s no wonder that most people ...
April 01, 2016
I don’t know much about the field of STEM. I have never been interested math and science, so I never once tried to learn more about STEM or look into a major in that discipline. However, while talking to one of my best friends in the engineering school about her lack of female friends in her major, I realized that I was part of the problem. Women are the minority in STEM, but other women, including myself, don’t help the situation. With this in mind, I asked different women in the Engineering School about what helps them create a cohesive support system within this male dominated field....
April 21, 2015
In the United States today, women make up an estimated 47 percent of the workforce. In the science and engineering field, however, women are far less represented than men. According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, women hold only 25 percent of occupations in computer and mathematical sciences, and only 13 percent of occupations in engineering.
With such an underrepresentation of women in these fields, Iris Magazine and...
March 18, 2015
April 02, 2014
U.Va. has taken steps in the right direction.
U.Va. engineering professor...
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