Women

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.

Author discusses new book about her study and participation in "figure girl" competitions

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Feminist art history professor discusses book on how she came to study and participate in a form of bodybuilding called "figure girl" competitions.

Reed College considers whether its harassment rules are insufficient

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Controversy leads Reed College to ask: Should colleges bar even consensual relationships between supervisors and their subordinates? Are student employees entitled to know about harassment findings in departments in which they work?

Tennessee athletics to drop 'Lady' from women's programs

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U. of Tennessee angers many fans and alumni with plan to drop the "Lady Vols" logo, which supporters say is a sign of honor. But most colleges that once used such names for women's teams dropped them long ago.

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