Women

Kids Are All Right

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Endicott College expands successful single-parent program, with embrace by Eastern Michigan U. and soon two others.

Inoculation Against Stereotype

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New research suggests that female students in STEM fields may be more likely to stay in the disciplines if they are taught by women or exposed to women who are succeeding. (And male students may benefit, too.)

The Professor's Night Job

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A former assistant professor of psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, Calif., has sued the institution for sex discrimination, alleging that she was fired for performing in an off-campus burlesque act.

Worldwide Paradox for Women

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At global gathering of higher ed officials, some question why rising female enrollment levels aren't translating into comparable gains in the academic and non-academic work force.

MIT Again Reviews Status of Women

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University finds substantial progress since its landmark study on barriers faced by female professors -- but significant challenges remain.

What Women (Presidents) Want

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Four female academic leaders use panel to call for more representation at the top of academe.

'An Unwanted Consequence'

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After Ben Barres delivered a lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, another scientist was overheard making a telling remark.

"Ben Barres gave a great talk today,” the scientist reportedly said, as Barres related the story to the journal Nature in 2006. “His work is much better than his sister's."

A Call to Shun

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Philosophers debate whether to isolate sexual harassers by minimizing contact with them and ending the practice of inviting them to appear at conferences.

The Enduring Gender Gap in Pay

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Female faculty members earn 6.9% less than male colleagues, even after accounting for most of the factors cited in the past to explain discrepancies.

New Leader in European Higher Ed

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Maria Helena Nazaré, first woman in key post, wants to smash some glass ceilings -- and also to protect university budgets.

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