Category Archives: jumping to conclusions

why i don’t donate to rpi

I received a really strange e-mail the other day from alumni@rpi.edu, my alma mater, entitled “Albany Times Union article response”. Graig R. Eastin, the Vice President of Institute Advancement, had decided to forward on an internal email sent by faculty staff member Christopher Bystroff. His reasoning for forwarding was, “Because you are all ambassadors of …

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fake news and james damore

The Google Memo is back in the news and right during the height of the #MeToo movement. Recently, James Damore, author of the memo entitled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber“, filed a lawsuit against Google for workplace discrimination after being fired from the company. As I read the news surrounding the lawsuit, I can’t help, but …

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old school vs. new school discrimination

The other day, I was sitting in a small meeting.  In attendance were three male engineers and a male senior director, we’ll call him Bob.  Bob was talking, mostly facing the three engineers, because he was at the whiteboard and it just naturally fell that I was pretty much behind him.  Mid topic he stated, …

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pulling the gender card

I haven’t posted in a little while mostly, because I have been working on a letter to the editor for the Albany Times Union (ATU) .  It all started when I received an email via my RPI alumni distribution list about an editorial the acting vice president for strategic communications and external relations at RPI …

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“A man would have written this blog, but they’re too busy making the world work.”

The title of this entry is a quote from a good friend. It was in response to me telling him about this endeavor of mine. He was of course being funny and I laughed hysterically. But it got me thinking. What if he said something like that in front of people that didn’t know him …

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