I’m back

from Harvard where controversial president Lawrence Summers is under fire. I didn’t have the opportunity to do much investigating, given my debate judging obligations. However, I can say that females seem to be well representated at the Biological Laboratory, but not on the Physics Department faculty.
More relevant, perhaps, to the comments that landed Summers in hot water is the fact that, as happens almost every year, the boy debaters on our team were helping the girl debaters on the team with their chemistry homework while we waited in the airport for our flight home.