The following was just forwarded to me via email. I can see this as nothing other than a man bravely and correctly leveraging his privilege to force much-needed and long-overdue changes in a very broken system. This is how you ally. No badges, no cookies. Just direct action.
Dear recent recipients of NASA's prize fellowships (Einstein/Hubble/Sagan),
I have written a letter requesting a boycott of UC Berkeley's open faculty position in response to UCB's complete refusal to remove Geoff Marcy for at least a decade of repeated (and admitted) sexual harassment and assault. You can read the full text of the letter at this address:
jamesguillochon/an-open- letter-calling-for-a-boycott- in-regards-to-uc-berkeley-s- inaction-on-geoff-marcy- c486adbcda81
Until UCB acts, I think it is in the best interest of all postdocs to refuse considering a position at their university. I believe that together we can convince them to make the right choice and to remove Geoff Marcy.
Thanks for reading, and sorry to bother everyone on a !
- James Guillochon