Discrimination

Reprimand at Penn State

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University finds that women's basketball coach -- long accused of anti-lesbian bias -- created "intimidating and offensive" environment.

A Win for Anti-Bias Policies

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Federal judge says public university doesn't have to recognize student groups that discriminate.

Ask and You Might Receive

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Professor urges women in academe to stop “underselling themselves.”

Not in D.C. Anymore

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Is John McCain the right commencement speaker for the progressive New School? Some students and professors don't think so.

Who Investigates a President?

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If a professor, dean or student is accused of wrongdoing, colleges have procedures. But allegations against presidents raise tough issues.

Gallaudet Opposition Grows

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Faculty members -- in series of votes -- join students opposed to the board and its choice for president.

If There's a Will

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If departments want black science, math and engineering students to become faculty members, they should have mentors who want close relationships with them, according to a recent study from the University of California at Berkeley.

Mandatory Retirement as Women's Issue

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Mandatory retirement was once the norm in higher education -- and most of the academics who had emeritus status forced on them were male.

Today, mandatory retirement is far from the norm and is illegal for faculty and many other positions. But a significant number of colleges, using loopholes in federal age-discrimination law that apply to executives and top decision-making officials, still have mandatory retirement for presidents and other top administrators.

Larry's Other Legacy

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Child care in Boston isn’t exactly cheap, and child care at Harvard University isn’t exactly ideal.

In a survey last fall of 244 faculty members, child care was ranked as the “least effective” policy or practice at Harvard. As part of a push to make Harvard more family friendly and more appealing to female faculty members, Harvard announced Tuesday that it will expand its child care offerings and strengthen parental leave policies.

Suicide of a Chancellor

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Denice Denton -- a leader among women in science, under fire as head of Santa Cruz -- killed after jump from high-rise building.

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