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Outrage among women in science over how colleague was treated and censored

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Many professors are outraged over an e-mail sent to an academic blogger and over the way Scientific American removed her post describing what happened.

Study links high school G.P.A. gender gap to collegiate aspirations

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Study links gender gap in high school grade-point average with students' intentions, as early as middle school, to go to college.

Study finds increased risk of sexual assault on study abroad

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New preliminary research suggests that the risk of sexual assault for female undergraduates increases during study abroad.

Many universities still have ad-hoc policies about lactation resources

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An American U. professor set off a debate over breast-feeding in class. Not everyone agrees on that issue, but most experts say colleges should make it easy for breast-feeding employees to pump. Are institutions doing their part?

Unusually public discussion of breast-feeding while teaching

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When student journalists asked professor about how she fed her sick infant during first day of class, she objected -- and told her story online. Amid all the discussion of family-friendly policies, is this an issue that remains undiscussed?

Catholic colleges worry as number of female presidents falls

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For decades, female presidents led the majority of Catholic colleges. But as women leaders have gained ground elsewhere, at Catholic colleges, they’re disappearing.

Colby College responds to sexual misconduct allegations

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Colby College won't describe details of sexual misconduct charges that led 15 students to be suspended or withdraw, but some see overdue discussions taking place on campus.

Women job candidates in philosophy appalled by the "smoker"

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Some philosophers wonder why a key part of the hiring process in their discipline is an event that sounds like fraternity rush.

Study finds men are more likely than women to engage in self-citation

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Study finds male scholars are more likely than female scholars, across disciplines, to engage in self-citation. Does this give men a leg up in academic promotions?

Research questions whether having women on search committees increases odds of hiring women

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Having more women on committees that select academics for jobs does not increase the chances for female candidates and may actually do the opposite, according to a study of Italian and Spanish universities.

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