Women

'Dirty Little Secrets' in Women's Sports

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Last month's resignation of Louisiana State University's women's basketball coach amid allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with her players has once again raised an issue that has long dogged women's sports: the perceived prevalence of lesbian coaches. Some advocates for women's athletics fear that the incident involving Pokey Chatman will have negative ramifications for female coaches and encourage the use of "negative recruiting" aimed at some coaches and programs.

Inclusivity or Tokenism?

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Is it legit for a scholarly association to approve a panel at an annual meeting only if the would-be (male) presenters add a woman?

Sharp Debate Over Title IX

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Civil rights panel split on whether 2005 policy change favors colleges' interests over female athletes.

Programming with Pictures

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User-friendly, 3-D animation software catches on in intro computer science courses as concerns about plummeting enrollments continue.

Gender and Leadership

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Study finds that male and female community college administrators are more alike today than they were 20 years ago.

'Black Women in the Ivory Tower'

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In his landmark demographic studies of black America, W.E.B. Du Bois found that by 1880, 54 black women had earned college degrees. A new book, Black Women in the Ivory Tower: 1850-1954 (University Press of Florida), tells the stories of these women and those who followed them in the period up to the end of legal segregation in the United States. The author of the book is Stephanie Y.

The Long View on Gauging College Success

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CUNY sociologists say it takes far more than six years to see the benefits of higher education for disadvantaged students.

Faculty Gender and Student Performance

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Whether a professor is male or female has little to no effect on how a student performs in the class, study finds.

Enrollment Surge for Women

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Thanks to improved outreach efforts, engineering and technology universities are seeing a boost in female enrollments nearly across the board.

Amid Controversy, Coeducation

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As Randolph College welcomes its first male students and adjusts to new name, alumnae continue to protest the changes.

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