Women

Proof That Mentoring Matters

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Study of economists -- complete with control group -- shows impact of coaching women on the process or getting published and winning grants.

Role Models and Stereotypes

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Study both backs up and challenges conventional wisdom about whether presence of female faculty members influences female students' choice of major.

Housework Help as a New Benefit

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Scholars document the gender gap in cooking, cleaning and laundry among scientists -- and suggest a new employee benefit may be key to the advancement of women.

Gender Gap Stops Growing

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New analysis suggests that -- except for Latinos -- the decline in male enrollment rates has leveled off.

Responsibilities: A College and Triplets

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Carmen Twillie Ambar is president of a small college in Pennsylvania -- and the mother of three toddlers.

An Intimate Exam

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Upsetting some students, U. of Minnesota Medical School stops using live patients to teach pelvic exams.

Standing Up for Explicit Exhibit

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A year after one university insisted on removing part of photography show, U. of Louisville defends the project, which includes images of naked girls and women.

The B-School Glass Ceiling

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New study finds women tend to stagnate in faculty rank after earning tenure, while men tend to go on to full professorships.

Decline of Sportswomanship?

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Recent violent outbursts among female athletes garner lots of media attention and worry some educators. But many observers say the incidents are aberrations.

Attracting Women to STEM

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Analysis considers reasons for the continuing (if shrinking) gender gap.

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