Gender

A 30% female author experiment in political science syllabi

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New study finds that increasing gender representation in graduate course syllabi affects male and female students’ perceived likelihood of succeeding in the course in surprising ways. The study has implications for academic role models and student success, too.

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Court orders SE Oklahoma State to reinstate transgender professor

In a long-running case, a federal appeals court orders Southeastern Oklahoma State University to rehire and award tenure to a professor who says she was denied tenure and fired for transitioning to a woman.

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Impostor feelings and 'brilliance' fields

Women -- especially women of color -- and graduate students and postdocs are more likely to think they don’t belong in fields perceived to value genius over training, study says.

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Court sides with professor who repeatedly misgendered trans student

In a case with far-reaching implications for both students and faculty members, a federal appeals court sides with a professor who refused to refer to transgender student by her preferred pronoun.

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Professor at odds with her university over gender identity

Gender studies professor says the University of Rhode Island's statement about her essay on trans rights is an affront to her free speech.

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COVID-19: A moment for women in STEM?

National Academy of Sciences panel chronicles what COVID-19 has been like for female scientists and then urges institutions to take meaningful, equity-minded action on their findings.

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Mount Holyoke abruptly announces closure of childcare center

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Mount Holyoke pulls rug out from under faculty parents in announcing closure of its campus childcare center.

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Women in economics get interrupted, study shows

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Women in economics get asked significantly more questions than men when presenting -- mostly by men. Researchers say this is part of deeper gender issues within the field.

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Journal faces backlash for publishing article on female mentorship

Scientists want to know why a major journal published findings that female mentors may be bad for your career, even after reviewers pointed out flaws in the paper’s methodology and analysis. Nature Communications says it’s investigating.

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Large-scale study backs up other research showing relative declines in women's research productivity during COVID-19

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Large-scale study backs up other research showing relative declines in women's research productivity during COVID-19.

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