This morning I stepped off the elevator and saw the seminar announcements for MCDB’s assistant professor search. All 5 of the next few seminars are women and 50% of our 12 applicants are women. This line of women’s photos was inspiring and a little surprising.
Our world seems to be at an interesting moment in history. On the one hand college campuses across the country are dealing with issues of sexual harrassment at all levels from undergraduates to faculty and on the other we have unrest over whether the justice system is adequate for “justice” in the deaths of several unarmed black youth.
My perspective on these issues is influenced by several experiences:
1.the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.“nylon is excellent in wearability and resilience”
2.the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.