A break from Torah to talk about gender and the sciences
I would be interested to know how making the workplace more "family-friendly" would impact employee productivity, especially the productivity of women. I would also be interested in how it would affect the overall health and well-being of America's families, and the impact that that would have on education, domestic violence, and other social and criminal issues.
My anecdotal lesson from this? Very few women are interested in higher math, but those who are are very good at it.
The article mentions stripping names from journal submissions - that's a "duh" kind of thing to do, and in fact many journals already do such a thing today - not for reasons of gender bias, but undifferentiated bias...
Other than that, however, I am hard pressed to think of institutional changes which make a whole hell of a lot of sense - academia is already about as family-friendly a place as I can imagine (I have an uncle who's a professor, and despite his claims of how hard he works, inherently he has an amazingly flexible schedule). The NYT article was remarkably thin on specifics...