Catholic colleges worry as number of female presidents falls

For decades, female presidents led the majority of Catholic colleges. But as women leaders have gained ground elsewhere, at Catholic colleges, they’re disappearing.

Colby College responds to sexual misconduct allegations

Colby College won't describe details of sexual misconduct charges that led 15 students to be suspended or withdraw, but some see overdue discussions taking place on campus.

Women job candidates in philosophy appalled by the "smoker"


Some philosophers wonder why a key part of the hiring process in their discipline is an event that sounds like fraternity rush.

Wesleyan switches graduation speakers amid controversy over author's comments on women


Daniel Handler, the children's author known as Lemony Snicket, will no longer speak at Wesleyan commencement, amid furor over his comments about women.

Dutch universities fail to meet targets on hiring female professors


Most Dutch universities are missing goals for hiring increased share of female faculty members.

A professor resists departmental attempt to add a female author to class reading list for sake of gender balance

A departmental committee told a professor he had to teach Judith Butler in his class in the name of gender balance. He refused. As for Butler, she doesn’t want her work forced on him.

Study finds gender gap in who asks questions in academic seminars

Men are far more likely to ask, study finds.

Max Planck institutes create research positions for which only women may apply


Max Planck is latest European institution to embrace hiring strategy that limits certain openings to female candidates.

Yale strikes 'freshman,' 'upperclassman' from official publications

Yale jumps on to the growing trend of  gender-neutral terminology for students. 

Tensions grow over harassment allegations at University of Rochester

Professor who has been accused won’t be teaching this semester. President apologizes for comparing charges to fake ones published by Rolling Stone.


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