(Heterosexual) Love and (Women's) Basketball

When the University of Missouri’s just-hired women’s basketball coach spoke at a press conference this month, her message couldn’t have been much clearer.

“I’m a Christian that happens to be a coach,” Robin Pingeton -- who was hired away from Illinois State University -- said as her husband and three-year-old son looked on. “My values are very important to me.”

YouTube and Context

The headline on the YouTube video clip of Karl Walling's lecture in May says simply: "U.S. Naval War College Professor Advocates Rape."

Job Satisfaction and Gender

Numerous studies have pointed to a gap in job satisfaction between men and women in academe, with men generally happier with working conditions.

'Over Ten Million Served'

Research, teaching, service. Faculty members regularly debate the relative priorities of those items on the classic list of criteria for tenure and promotion. A new collection of essays places more attention on service, and in particular on the role of gender in the way service is defined and on the role of service in defining the roles of female professors.

Parenthood Gaps and Premiums

Research points to varying impacts of faculty careers on having children and of having children on faculty salaries. Males come out more favorably, but not always in expected ways.

Brain Surgeon Gets Another Chance

Medical professor who quit Harvard-affiliated job after well-publicized gender discrimination suit gets teaching and administrative position at U. of Texas.

Doing 'Dual Career' Right


Just about any discussion of academic hiring these days, after the natural focus on the tight market, tends to come around to the issue of "dual career" hires or "partner accommodations." Most colleges say that they take the issue seriously and work hard to find positions for the partners of those being recruited. But what's the right way to do so?

Searching for STEM Success

Researchers find that some kinds of community colleges are achieving more gains than others in diversifying the science and engineering student body.

Women Lead in Doctorates

For first time, majority are awarded to females. Gender split varies by discipline, but women's numbers are increasing faster than men's across the board.

Transgender Athletes, College Teams

As NCAA studies the issue, advocates call for national standard for when students should have options to play on men's or women's squads.


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