Women

'Faring Well' or Disappearing?

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WASHINGTON -- While women are underrepresented on the science faculties of research universities, they are more likely than men to be interviewed for tenure-track jobs and to receive job offers, and if they are hired and stay, they are at least as likely as men to receive tenure. Those are the conclusions of a study requested by Congress and released Tuesday by the National Academies.

A Dollar a Day Not to Get Pregnant

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Program that pays at-risk teen girls is controversial -- and helps send some on to college.

Seeking Advice on Women in Science

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Lawmakers consider impact of role models, athletics, and curriculum in attracting students.

Gender, Majors and Money

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Why do men earn more than women? Educational choices could be a key factor, raising questions about what colleges should do to promote economic equity, study finds.

Rebuke for Religion-Driven Policy

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Belmont Abbey College, a Roman Catholic institution, discriminated against employees by denying health care coverage for contraception, federal agency finds.

Hiring Women as Full Professors

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U. of Texas has success by deciding not to wait for the pool of younger scholars to come up for advancement.

Looking to the Source

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Analysis at chemistry meeting asks why some graduate departments are so much more successful than others at placing their female Ph.D.'s and postdocs in top positions.

Diversity in Science

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Female and minority students are often missing from the sciences. But at Grinnell, those students are on the rise.

The Fix That Wasn't In

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When administrators send Mike McKinney an e-mail, they often begin with “Howdy.” It may seem an informal introduction, but the Texas A&M University chancellor invites that sort of thing. Such is the way in Texas, where major deals can be brokered over football games – and handshakes are expected to be honored like contracts, McKinney says.

“This is Texas,” says McKinney, who runs the 11-campus system. “This is not some other places. Don’t give your word until you’re ready to keep it, and once you give your word you have to keep your word.”

Probe of Extra Help for Men

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U.S. Civil Rights Commission starts inquiry into admissions edge that some colleges may give male applicants -- and questions of whether Title IX enforcement affects decisions on attracting students.

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