An anonymous reader writes in:
This year's job-circus is mostly done, and that got me to thinking about the hot topic from past years -- prestige bias. I don't want to open the `is it real' or `is it bad' worm-cans, but I'm also curious about something: presumably there are at least some people who (a) think/realize prestige bias is real, (b) think/realize prestige bias is bad, and (c) were on hiring committees this year. Among those people, I'm curious what concrete steps were taken to combat prestige bias, and whether any of these strategies were seen as successful.
Good questions. Anyone have any answers?