Score that as E 26.1303 or How to Prevent the Study of Evolutionary Biology

Deven Desai

Deven Desai is an associate professor of law and ethics at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. He was also the first, and to date, only Academic Research Counsel at Google, Inc., and a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and the Yale Law School. Professor Desai’s scholarship examines how business interests, new technology, and economic theories shape privacy and intellectual property law and where those arguments explain productivity or where they fail to capture society’s interest in the free flow of information and development. His work has appeared in leading law reviews and journals including the Georgetown Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, and U.C. Davis Law Review.

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3 Responses

  1. Bruce Boyden says:

    I hesitate to be a spoilsport, but isn’t evolutionary biology still covered under “26.1399 Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other”?

  2. Mario Bourgoin says:

    To Bruce Boyden,

    Not according to the NYT article: “Students cannot simply list something else on an application form, said Mr. Nassirian of the registrars’ association. `Your declared major maps to a CIP code,’ he said.”

  3. Bruce Boyden says:

    In order to evaluate the real-world impact, it sounds like we need to know how it’s determined what majors map to “Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other”. (Surely there aren’t any majors offered out there with exactly that name.)

    Of course, none of this changes the “snubbing” effect of deleting a major with “evolution” in the name.