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Sewanee debates honor for Charlie Rose, sin, forgiveness and harassment

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Sewanee rejects push to revoke honorary degree given to Charlie Rose. Students object not only to that decision but to letter from university leaders about forgiveness, sin and condemnation.

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Political science group finds significant minority of members have experienced harassment at annual meeting

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“Sizable minority” of women have experienced inappropriate treatment at annual political science event, association survey finds.

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Study examines role of search firms in finding women leaders

Female candidates tend to do better as recruitment processes progress, a study finds.

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Berkeley again accused of protecting reputation of star professor instead of acting on reports of harassment

Berkeley is again in hot water for allegedly protecting the reputation of a prominent professor instead of acting on reports of harassment against him. The case this time involves John R. Searle, a noted philosopher of language.

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Study analyzes research outputs and impact across by gender

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New analysis looks at differences in scholarly outputs and impacts across 12 countries/regions and 27 fields.

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Study suggests that women are more ethical than men in science, and that may hold them back

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Study finds that physicists are more likely to describe women as ethical scientists, but in ways that potentially limit their productivity and competitiveness.

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Study sees gender gaps in Ph.D. programs, by discipline and prestige

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Study suggests that men are overrepresented in elite Ph.D. programs, especially in those fields heavy on math skills, making for segregation by discipline and prestige.

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Study suggests language recommendation letter writers use may disadvantage women

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Study suggests that language recommendation writers use to describe women may disadvantage them as job candidates, portraying them as less dynamic and excellent than male counterparts.

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Q and A with author of new book on 'gender shrapnel' in academe

Gender-based discrimination in the academic workplace isn’t always overt, but the “shrapnel” of small indignities stays with you. That’s the premise of a new book on this kind of bias, and how to alleviate it.

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New study suggests continued bias in academic conference panel selections

New study provides evidence that when those reviewing panel submissions see a woman's name, she is less likely to be invited than if no name is seen.

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