March 24, 2014

Panelists Talk Gender Discrimination at Computer Science Forum

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By CHRISTOPHER YATES

A panel of six students discussed a wide range of issues within the Cornell computer science community Monday spanning gender discrimination, tensions between teaching assistants and students and other social and academic topics.

According to Andrew Levine ’14, one of the event’s organizers, the panel was held in order to provide a forum through which students could discuss issues of minority treatment as well as student and teaching assistant relationships in the computer science community.

“The talk was focused on making the [computer science] community a more inclusive place since it hasn’t always been,” he said. “The computer science department is growing and different groups have felt [that] the community [is] not entirely welcoming.”

Greg Hill ’14 address the issue of gender inequality within the Computer Science community at a panel Monday. (Simon Li / Sun Staff Photographer)

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