Women

Staying Single Sex

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

Jerry Springer U.

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

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

A Lab of Their Own

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute initiative intends to increase number of women who are full professors in the sciences.

Making Grad School 'Family Friendly'

For years, the conventional wisdom (with research to back it up) was that having children pre-tenure was a good way for a woman to derail or at least sidetrack a career in academe. Of course, with biological clocks running up against tenure clocks, that conventional wisdom was ignored by many. But many female academics have continued to feel that they face huge disadvantages from having children early in their careers.

Women and Men in Women's Sports

Men suited up to play ball with women at about two-thirds of Division I institutions in 2005-6, although only one two universities across the National Collegiate Athletic Association's three divisions said they recruited fewer female players or provided fewer scholarships because men practiced with women, according to

The 'Family Friendly' Competition

In the last week, both Stanford and Yale Universities have announced significant expansions of the help that they provide to new parents -- with Stanford unveiling a plan for junior faculty members and Yale one for graduate students.

'Dirty Little Secrets' in Women's Sports

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?

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

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

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