Women

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.

Punished for Poll on New Mother

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A chair at UC Davis steps down after inquiry into the way he responded to a student's pregnancy.

Bringing Them Back

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U. of Washington aims to boost number of female professors in STEM fields by recruiting those in industry.

The Children They Never Had

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45.4% of female science faculty and 24.5% of male science faculty have fewer kids than they desired, because of their careers, study finds.

Factory Worker to President

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In debut of new column, an interview about career paths, work-family balance and leadership.

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