Women

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.

A Different Kind of Pregnant Student

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New effort focuses on preventing unwanted pregnancies at community colleges.

Gender Matters

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Colleges with women as presidents and provosts and a critical mass as trustees have been speedier than other institutions in increasing share of faculty that is female, study finds.

A Bathroom of Her Own

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A student's suit over lack of single-sex facilities raises the question: Do college women deserve some spaces where men won't be disrobing?

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.

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