• Kat J. McAlpine

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    Kat J McAlpine

    Kat J. McAlpine is editor of The Brink, Boston University’s news site for scientific breakthroughs and pioneering research. Kat has been telling science stories for over a decade, and prior to joining BU’s editorial staff, publicized research at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and the University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering. Profile

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    Jackie Ricciardi is a staff photojournalist at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. She has worked as a staff photographer at newspapers that include the Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, Ga., and at Seacoast Media Group in Portsmouth, N.H., where she was twice named New Hampshire Press Photographer of the Year.   Profile

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There are 6 comments on This Squad of Researchers Is a Real-Life Justice League

  1. While I appreciate highlighting researchers, I am questioning the intent of the underrepresentation of BIPOC researchers. Many researchers at BU are BIPOC, and by continuing to identify mainly white researchers in news like this can contribute to racial inequality and inequities, especially at a systemic level within academia. It is apparent that this observation was glossed over– BU preaches for its diversity, so let’s make sure we are accounting for it in the right ways.

  2. Although it is very exciting to highlight these accomplished researchers, I was very disappointed to see how few Asian researchers were invited to be a part of the “BU Scientists.” There are many accomplished Asian/Asian American bio or social scientists at BU, but they do not seem to receive a fair amount of recognition compared to White scientists. Asian/Asian American scientists are under-supported, underfunded, and under-recognized. I hope that this cycle will end soon, and BU media will recognize this perpetual problem and thus change.

  3. There seems to be a clear underrepresentation of Asians, especially given the diversity of this school. This is one of the examples of the underrepresentation of Asian professors and their contributions.

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