Glencora Borradaile

         Associate Professor & College of Engineering Dean's Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University

Posts tagged with sexism

June 30, 2015

A question you shouldn’t ask

written on June 26, 2012 and saved for publication until tenure I’m thinking about this on the heels of the Women in Theory workshop, but it’s something that has been irking me since the start of grad school. Grad school.  And suddenly there’s this thing we’re supposed to chase.  No, not the next FOCS deadline.  […]

March 15, 2012

The is-my-comment-appropriate? test

Filed under: Silent Glen Speaks @ 10:12 pm
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Take your comment and change any gendered words from male to female and ask yourself “Would I say this to or about a man in the same situation?” For example: “This office is a lot prettier than when I was here” [to a male graduate student, while thumbing the female grad student hard at work] […]

January 19, 2012

It won't change

Filed under: Silent Glen Speaks @ 11:34 am

It was in the week before Christmas. An older friend of mine dropped by, as he does so every few weeks. He is a university employee, not faculty, with whom I struck up a passing friendship shortly after starting at Oregon State. We chatted for a while. He asked me how a recent work trip […]

September 22, 2011

Inoffensive stable matching

I like to start my grad algorithms course with stable matching.  It is a beautiful, clean, practical algorithm.  It can be covered relatively quickly and give an overview of the basics of algorithm design and analysis.  I love it. What I hate is that every treatment of stable matching available online and in the textbooks […]

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