Gender Gap Grows

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


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

Sociology, Gender and Higher Ed

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

Rebellion Over Coeducation Plan

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

The 'Family Friendly' Bonus

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

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

The Clarity Gap

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

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

Numbers Game

Wisconsin-Whitewater limits men’s rosters in the name of Title IX.

Women Turning Down Harvard's Offers

While the proportion of women receiving tenure-track offers to join Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences rose for the third straight year in 2005-6, the share of women who accepted positions declined dramatically, according to an internal report.


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