Women

Rejecting the Academic Fast Track

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Graduate students increasingly care about a "family friendly" work environment -- and doubt they can find one at a research university, survey finds.

More Women on College Boards

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National survey finds slow but steady progress in gender diversity among higher education trustees.

Half Empty or Half Full

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New report attempts to gather key data on women in higher education -- students, faculty, administrators -- and to analyze key issues. In just about every category, study finds progress and disappointments.

Stopping the Clock ... on Grants

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Congresswoman wants to use federal research agencies to promote advancement of women in university science departments.

Porn as Campus Attraction

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Producers of new feature offer free screenings to colleges, some of which accept. At U. of Maryland, legislators get movie blocked.

'Standing Still' as Associate Profs

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English and foreign language departments promote male associate professors to full professors on average at least a year -- and in some cases, depending on type of institutions, several years -- more speedily than they promote women, according to a study being released today by the Modern Language Association. Over all, the average time for women as associate professor prior to promotion is 8.2 years, compared to 6.6 years for men.

(Somewhat) Family Friendlier

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Significantly more colleges have policies to help employees maneuver work/life balance than they did in 2002, but many approaches are informal, study finds.

'Faring Well' or Disappearing?

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WASHINGTON -- While women are underrepresented on the science faculties of research universities, they are more likely than men to be interviewed for tenure-track jobs and to receive job offers, and if they are hired and stay, they are at least as likely as men to receive tenure. Those are the conclusions of a study requested by Congress and released Tuesday by the National Academies.

A Dollar a Day Not to Get Pregnant

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Program that pays at-risk teen girls is controversial -- and helps send some on to college.

Seeking Advice on Women in Science

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Lawmakers consider impact of role models, athletics, and curriculum in attracting students.

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