• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

    Rich Barlow

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 3 comments on Full Professorships Go to 12 Faculty Members

  1. I’m surprised and disappointed that there’s 6 times as many men as women here. How can it truly reflect the diversity of the school with so few women?

  2. First off, congratulations to the 12 individuals who rose to the top of their fields and managed to get tenure. Now about the gender bias thing, Is it safe to assume the 12 were selected because they were the best applicants? Before throwing stones at BU it would be prudent to look at the distributions of the position applicant pools and the distributions of tenures over a few years. If there is an inequality there maybe it is a larger problem with society? Or maybe there are less women aspiring to be tenured professors? Or do traditional family roles make it that much more difficult? Speak up educated people, armchair activists and internet trolls.

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