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#Gamergate supporters attack Digital Games Research Association

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The Digital Games Research Association is targeted by #Gamergate supporters over claims that the organization is planning a feminist takeover of the video game industry.

Study: Elite male biologists hire fewer female grad students and postdocs than do peers

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Elite male biologists are less likely than other male biology researchers to hire female grad students and postdocs for their labs, study finds.

Work place 'flexibility stigma' affects non-parents, too, study suggests

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What do academic departments risk when they're not perceived as being "flexible" enough to accommodate work-family balance? A lot -- and not only parents feel the pinch, a new study suggests.

U. of Colorado plans to change culture of philosophy department found to be sexist

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U. of Colorado releases extraordinary report about sex bias and incivility in department, and brings in outside chair to change the culture. Move comes in a discipline regularly criticized for lack of support for women.

To get women on conference panels, they must be on panels that invite speakers, study finds

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Study finds significant impact of having a female voice on the committees that put together scientific symposiums.

Some professors fear Catholic colleges are ignoring call by the pope to focus less on abortion and homosexuality

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New pontiff has suggested that church leaders focus less on abortion and homosexuality. So recent actions at Roman Catholic colleges have faculty members wondering if administrators missed the latest from Rome.

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?

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