Women

Unusually public discussion of breast-feeding while teaching

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When student journalists asked professor about how she fed her sick infant during first day of class, she objected -- and told her story online. Amid all the discussion of family-friendly policies, is this an issue that remains undiscussed?

Catholic colleges worry as number of female presidents falls

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For decades, female presidents led the majority of Catholic colleges. But as women leaders have gained ground elsewhere, at Catholic colleges, they’re disappearing.

Colby College responds to sexual misconduct allegations

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Colby College won't describe details of sexual misconduct charges that led 15 students to be suspended or withdraw, but some see overdue discussions taking place on campus.

Women job candidates in philosophy appalled by the "smoker"

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Some philosophers wonder why a key part of the hiring process in their discipline is an event that sounds like fraternity rush.

Study finds major access gaps in higher education in developing countries

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As higher education expands, enrollment of female and low-income students may not grow much at all.

Michigan State sets off debate by eliminating a women's lounge in student union

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Michigan State has closed its women's lounge. A male professor at another university complained about it, but many female students at the university want it back.

Ireland considers plan to financially punish universities that don't meet gender equity goals

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Ireland considers plan for financial punishments for universities that fail to meet specified targets.

GW disinvites Action Bronson for offensive lyrics and statements

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George Washington U students remove from spring concert lineup a performer whose lyrics many find to be sexist, ultraviolent and endorsing rape.

Study finds bias in how male students view female STEM students

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Do the biology students celebrated (perhaps undeservingly) for their intellect always seem to be male? A new study says the answer lies in gender bias.

Faculty members ask why university posted sexist video on website

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At Simon Fraser U, professors were stunned by video university posted on its website that suggested female faculty members could be viewed as sex objects -- in the name of saving energy.

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