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#BlackLivesMatter • grad program director & assoc prof • science is for everyone • my tweets ≠ my employer’s views, obviously. he/him
29 Jul 19
Proud to publish the findings of my new study here:
Reviving dead dry-erase markers by taping them to a string & spinning them like a lasso works pretty well!
(But I did get a capful of ink once—be careful out there)
48 hours later, the dry-erase markers are still alive.

I will not be taking further questions at this time.
[re-mutes thread]
I’m seeing a lot of talk about “better” methods. What I’m not seeing is hard data 💅
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25 Jul 19
QUESTIONER: when will you start posting good tweets?

ME: [consults notes] that is not in my purview
QUESTIONER: some people are saying that you should go to jail for bad tweeting

ME: is that a question
QUESTIONER: Can you show us one of your tweets that you would say is “funny” or “smart”?

ME: I did this star wars recap—

QUESTIONER: Let me remind you, you are under oath

ME: I have no comment at this time
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17 May 19
Wow, the replies to this thread are a goldmine of WOC to follow in STEM/#scicomm/#marginsci
Interesting perspective, relevant to @9replyguys behavior patterns:
This thread brilliantly connects all the dots related to Creepy Man Twitter 👏
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8 Apr 19
While I’m waiting for my plane from Orlando to Detroit, I am seriously thinking about live-tweeting the movie Star Wars from memory.
If anyone knows any reason why this should not happen, speak now or #force yourself to enjoy it
Having heard no legitimate objections, let’s begin.

Disclaimer: I haven’t seen Star Wars in a few years. These are my memories and impressions, which are 100% valid and factually correct so don’t AT-AT me. Star Wars joke
1) A BLAST of horns as the yellow Star Wars logo flings itself into deep space. I’m 7 years old and I’m already freeeeaking out
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30 Mar 19
12 flavors? Let’s see what this is all about
Nutrition facts don’t care about your nutrition feelings
Take that, freedom haters
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2 Feb 19
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that as soon as a marginalized group develops words to describe their oppression, their oppressors will label those words ‘slurs.’”
By @leeflower…
If you like @9replyguys and want more content, consider throwing us a small tip to cover website development and time for writing & planning. So much planning!
Just you wait 💕

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3 Jan 19
Is There Such A Thing As “Too Bossy To Be President”?
It Depends On Whether Any Women Are Running, Insiders Say
Woman Reports Sexual Harassment, Inconveniences Employer
Charmtrooper: This Friendly White Supremacist Loves Kids, Cupcakes
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2 Jan 19
Are Women Likeable Enough?: An Investigation
Likeable Women of 2018:
A @NYTimesOpinion Series

This Week: Susan Collins
Is This Old Racist Still Racist? The Answer May Not Surprise You
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3 Sep 18
#WomeninSTEM get a lot of “Reply Guys” who repeat the same unhelpful comments.

@shrewshrew and I (a woman & a man in science) have attempted to catalog those replies, to save us all the trouble of writing new responses every time.


We will post one Reply Guy a day, and we welcome your thoughts and feedback.

Starting with a very nice fella, full of helpful advice, with one big problem:

Reply Guy #1. THE LIFE COACH
People who get annoying replies can tag the dude with the appropriate Reply Guy from this thread, and save themselves a pointless debate. That’s the idea anyway.

And some guys seem to take it to heart when you point out that they’re being a cliché.

#MeTooSTEM #MeTooPhD
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31 Aug 18
@lloydon @DrAilshire @McLNeuro @docfreeride @DoctorZen @mbeisen Don, you are prioritizing the IMAGINARY prof who was fired based on an unsubstantiated rumor [go find an actual example] over REAL people who are being tormented and intimidated every day. Nobody wants innocent people punished but we are so far to the other extreme it’s insane.
@lloydon @DrAilshire @McLNeuro @docfreeride @DoctorZen @mbeisen Who are these innocent professors whose careers were ruined based on a rumor? Please name them. Which profs were thrown out too quickly? I can only find examples of sloooow justice, and much more frequently, no justice at all. But whistleblowers are routinely retaliated against.
@lloydon @DrAilshire @McLNeuro @docfreeride @DoctorZen @mbeisen Don, I put together a comprehensive database of professors whose careers were ruined by unsubstantiated claims or rumors of sexual harassment. Please let me know if I missed anyone, thanks.
Keep fighting the good fight for those with all the power 👍
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29 Aug 18
Since I just shared these tips with the incoming @umpibs PhD class, I might as well post them here too:

#1 (of 12): Get out of your comfort zone.

You're getting paid to try new things this year, so try new things! Jump into a research area you don't know much about. Even if you end up not joining that lab, you will learn a TON, make new connections and maybe spark future collabs.
#2: Discuss expectations and goals with your rotation mentor. Communicate!

When PhD students run into trouble, surprisingly often it's because of poor communication at some level. Good mentors & good mentees teach each other how to communicate well as a pair.
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