Women

Searching for Students -- and a Name

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In deciding to admit men, Randolph-Macon Woman's College has alienated many and created need for a different title.

Hopkins Endorses Gender Parity

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University commits to 50% representation in professoriate and among executive leadership by 2020.

Gender Equity in Practice

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Many female college athletes train against bigger, faster men. But an NCAA panel wants to ban the approach.

'Why Aren't More Women in Science?'

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The year 2006 may be remembered for unprecedented attention given to issues related to women in science. Numerous expert panels -- most notably one appointed by the National Academies -- examined barriers facing female scientists. A new collection published by the American Psychological Association aims to add to the knowledge base.

Progress Over the Long Term

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Report finds significant strides in science education and employment by women, but less progress by members of minority groups.

Twist on Harvard's Gender Battles

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An adjunct professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University who resigned Friday in a letter decrying the Graduate School of Design’s gender inequities -- including the landscape architecture department’s utter lack of a female tenure hire in its 106-year existence -- rescinded her resignation after the school’s dean and Harvard’s interim president, Derek C. Bok, convinced her to stay.

What Harvard's Choice Means

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The night before Drew Gilpin Faust was formally named president of Harvard University, women involved in efforts to promote female leaders in academe happened to be gathering in Washington for workshops and networking sessions hel

Staying Single Sex

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Three years ago, amid uncertainty, Sweet Briar College decided against admitting men. Its enrollment is up since.

Jerry Springer U.

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Video of a graphic breakup, with hundreds at Chapel Hill watching, is online hit. Although it was apparently staged, some educators are disturbed.

Sister Mentors

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Minority women pursuing their Ph.D.'s mentor one another and young girls to keep the pipeline open at all levels.

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