Data, not Speculation, on Female Scientists

A report about physics suggests that women are leaving the field early, between high school and college.

The Latest in Conservative Political Theater

Rumors about "hunts" for illegal immigrants lead to protests at the University of Texas.

Race, Sports and Professors

Auburn eliminates jobs for two black athletics officials, sets off a debate about bias at the university, and finds itself a target for Al Sharpton.

3 Presidents Rebuke Summers

In a highly unusual move, the presidents of three leading universities issued a statement Thursday to challenge the views of Lawrence H. Summers, the president of Harvard University, on women and science.

Summers has apologized for his statements, in which he suggested that "innate differences" between men and women may be a reason why there are so few women in science.

Paying for Shabazz

Carnegie Mellon said the university never provided funds for a hateful speaker. But one of its research centers had pledged support. 

Protection for Title IX Whistle Blowers

Employees who face retaliation for bringing gender bias claims are entitled to damages, Supreme Court rules.

Less Immunity for Public Colleges?

A federal appeals court ruling could make state institutions more vulnerable to lawsuits by disabled students.

The New Larry Summers on Women and Science

Harvard's president gave another talk last night -- and offered very different views from those that got him in hot water.

Mixed Signals for ASL

On the upswing nationally, sign language is on the defensive at Brown.

NCAA Urges U.S. to Rescind Title IX Guidance

Association leaders tell colleges to ignore Education Department policy on e-mail surveys of athletes' interest.


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