Universities rethinking walls of portraits of great achievers because ‘too many are men’

Universities rethinking walls of portraits of great achievers because ‘too many are men’
Rachel Maddow (Image: YouTube screen grab via MSNBC)

[Ed. – Equality of opportunity, not equality of results]

A few years ago, TV celebrity Rachel Maddow was at Rockefeller University to hand out a prize that’s given each year to a prominent female scientist. As Maddow entered the auditorium, someone overheard her say, “What is up with the dude wall?”

She was referring to a wall covered with portraits of scientists from the university who have won either a Nobel Prize or the Lasker Award, a major medical prize.

“One hundred percent of them are men. It’s probably 30 headshots of 30 men. So it’s imposing,” says Leslie Vosshall, a neurobiologist with the university and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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Vosshall says Maddow’s remark, and the word “dude wall,” crystallized something that had been bothering her for years.

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