Women

Women, Men and Service

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Research released in new book argues that a set of nuanced issues -- such as assignments that take female professors away from scholarly inquiry -- limit their advancement.

Keys to Hiring Women in Science

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New research examines relationship between specific practices by search committee and odds of female finalists or hires.

If One Professor Gropes, Does Everyone Need Training?

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Experts say Iowa president's move to require programs for all faculty and staff is an appropriate and strong response against harassment. Others see collective punishment.

Equal Start, Less Equal Progress in Social Sciences

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Women begin post-Ph.D. careers with same success levels as men, but face significant differences in terms of work-family balance, new analysis finds.

New Questions on Women, Academe and Careers

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Top scholars gather to share research findings and works in progress that explore why gender gaps persist in the professoriate and other prestigious jobs on campuses.

From Plaintiff to Donor

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Anthropologist who brought landmark sexual discrimination suit against Brown U. in the late '70s gives $1 million to the institution she once fought.

An Arrest in Iran

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Northridge graduate student is detained -- latest in a series of incidents involving American scholars or those trying to teach in the United States.

Welfare Reform and Women's College Enrollment

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The whole idea behind the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 -- the formal name of the biggest reform of the federal welfare system in decades -- was to push more people off the federal dole and into the work force. By that measure, it undeniably worked: Welfare rolls have declined by about half since 1996, with much of the decline attributable to the policy changes, and employment rates have grown for many of those groups historically well-represented on welfare.

Rooming With Your Child

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College of Saint Mary offers alternative on-campus housing opportunity for single mothers.

Fieldwork with Three Children

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At annual meeting, anthropologists discuss mothering in, and of, the field.

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