Women

Brain Surgeon Gets Another Chance

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Medical professor who quit Harvard-affiliated job after well-publicized gender discrimination suit gets teaching and administrative position at U. of Texas.

Doing 'Dual Career' Right

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Just about any discussion of academic hiring these days, after the natural focus on the tight market, tends to come around to the issue of "dual career" hires or "partner accommodations." Most colleges say that they take the issue seriously and work hard to find positions for the partners of those being recruited. But what's the right way to do so?

Searching for STEM Success

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Researchers find that some kinds of community colleges are achieving more gains than others in diversifying the science and engineering student body.

Women Lead in Doctorates

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For first time, majority are awarded to females. Gender split varies by discipline, but women's numbers are increasing faster than men's across the board.

Transgender Athletes, College Teams

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As NCAA studies the issue, advocates call for national standard for when students should have options to play on men's or women's squads.

'Contesting Archives'

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It has long been said that the winners write the history books -- but those keeping the records may also have their own agendas. How can historians reconstruct the narratives of those who may have been precluded not only from writing history, but even from being "considered legitimate subjects of history and therefore of archival collection"?

Wising Up on STEM Completion

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A new online tool created by Arizona State researchers aims to increase retention of women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Too Nice to Land a Job

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Research finds that letters of recommendation for women seeking faculty jobs tend to include "communal" or "emotive" words that -- even if used positively -- turn off search committees.

Ride Another Day

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Women's equestrian team settles with Delaware State U., which is second university this year to fail in bid to replace a women's team with a competitive cheerleading squad.

Impact of Women on Search Committees

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Researchers in Spain, using rare opportunity to study randomly selected hiring and promotion panels, find gender split affects who gets full professor (but not associate) positions.

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