For Those With Ph.D.s in STEM Fields, Blacks More Likely to Work in Academia Than Whites

A new study by the American Institutes for Research finds that 39 percent of individuals who hold a Ph.D. in STEM disciplines are employed in the academic world. More than 40 percent of all those with Ph.D.s in STEM fields are not involved in research and development either in the academic sphere or in the nonacademic world.

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Boston Portraits

“I think people are very adaptable. I’m a research librarian at Boston College, and one of the nurse theorists there developed what is known as ‘The Roy Adaptation Model.’ It describes how people can adapt to any health situation and lead a good life. That’s also my own philosophy. I find that whatever happens to you in life, you learn how to move on and rise above it…”

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Students See Need For Expanded Disability Access At BC

Ease of access is another matter, though—libraries, particularly Bapst, pose a common problem. Fitz-Roy said that while she was at BC, Bapst’s accessible entrance was difficult to find, and it was sometimes closed. Amaral said that she has recently faced problems with the accessible door being locked, the elevator being off, and nighttime security guards sometimes not letting her in immediately.

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