Women

'Why Aren't More Women in Science?'

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The year 2006 may be remembered for unprecedented attention given to issues related to women in science. Numerous expert panels -- most notably one appointed by the National Academies -- examined barriers facing female scientists. A new collection published by the American Psychological Association aims to add to the knowledge base.

Progress Over the Long Term

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Report finds significant strides in science education and employment by women, but less progress by members of minority groups.

Twist on Harvard's Gender Battles

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An adjunct professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University who resigned Friday in a letter decrying the Graduate School of Design’s gender inequities -- including the landscape architecture department’s utter lack of a female tenure hire in its 106-year existence -- rescinded her resignation after the school’s dean and Harvard’s interim president, Derek C. Bok, convinced her to stay.

What Harvard's Choice Means

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The night before Drew Gilpin Faust was formally named president of Harvard University, women involved in efforts to promote female leaders in academe happened to be gathering in Washington for workshops and networking sessions hel

Staying Single Sex

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Three years ago, amid uncertainty, Sweet Briar College decided against admitting men. Its enrollment is up since.

Jerry Springer U.

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Video of a graphic breakup, with hundreds at Chapel Hill watching, is online hit. Although it was apparently staged, some educators are disturbed.

Sister Mentors

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Minority women pursuing their Ph.D.'s mentor one another and young girls to keep the pipeline open at all levels.

A Lab of Their Own

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute initiative intends to increase number of women who are full professors in the sciences.

Making Grad School 'Family Friendly'

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For years, the conventional wisdom (with research to back it up) was that having children pre-tenure was a good way for a woman to derail or at least sidetrack a career in academe. Of course, with biological clocks running up against tenure clocks, that conventional wisdom was ignored by many. But many female academics have continued to feel that they face huge disadvantages from having children early in their careers.

Women and Men in Women's Sports

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Men suited up to play ball with women at about two-thirds of Division I institutions in 2005-6, although only one two universities across the National Collegiate Athletic Association's three divisions said they recruited fewer female players or provided fewer scholarships because men practiced with women, according to

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