Larry's Other Legacy

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Child care in Boston isn’t exactly cheap, and child care at Harvard University isn’t exactly ideal.

In a survey last fall of 244 faculty members, child care was ranked as the “least effective” policy or practice at Harvard. As part of a push to make Harvard more family friendly and more appealing to female faculty members, Harvard announced Tuesday that it will expand its child care offerings and strengthen parental leave policies.

Suicide of a Chancellor

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Denice Denton -- a leader among women in science, under fire as head of Santa Cruz -- killed after jump from high-rise building.

Gender Gap Grows

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Proportion of female undergraduates creeps ever higher -- but does not necessarily mean men are losing out, study suggests.


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Georgia Tech and Bryn Mawr want a robot in every comp sci student's backpack.

Sociology, Gender and Higher Ed

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New research examines women in the professoriate and the impact of athletics on academic performance.

Rebellion Over Coeducation Plan

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Randolph-Macon graduates want to know whether the college needs men or just better endowment management.

The 'Family Friendly' Bonus

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As more colleges have adopted "family friendly" policies for professors, many experts have noted that relatively small shares of those eligible for the flexible arrangements use them. Much has been written about why this is the case, with many observers guessing that young parents, especially women, fear that asking for flexible arrangements may hurt them in the tenure process.

The Real Barriers for Women in Science

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National Academies report attributes underrepresentation to "implicit biases" and institutional policies, not lack of talent or drive.

The Clarity Gap

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Female professors are less likely than men to feel they know what is expected of them to earn tenure, study finds.

Dueling Data on Women and Work

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Yale researcher challenges Times article saying female grads of elite colleges would choose children over jobs.


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