Gender

(Heterosexual) Love and (Women's) Basketball

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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.”

Reversing Bush on Title IX (Update)

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WASHINGTON -- Undoing another legacy of its predecessor, the Obama administration today plans to withdraw a 2005 clarification of a federal anti-discrimination law that critics saw as weakening enforcement of gender equity in college athletics.

Prof's Sex Site Sparks Debate

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Kenneth Ng calls his Web site a primer for tourists headed to Thailand, but Fodor’s it ain’t.

Office Banter Gone Awry

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An academic who was accused of sexual harassment after showing a female colleague a research paper on oral sex among fruit bats has been ordered to undergo a two-year “monitoring and counseling” program despite being cleared by his university.

The treatment of Dylan Evans, a lecturer in behavioral science at University College Cork, has prompted more than 2,000 supporters, among them internationally renowned scholars, to sign a petition calling on the university to change its policy on harassment.

'The Unchosen Me'

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What challenges do students of color face during their years on campus, and how do these challenges affect their college success -- or lack thereof? In her new book, The Unchosen Me: Race, Gender, and Identity Among Black Women in College (Johns Hopkins University Press), Rachelle Winkle-Wagner explores these questions from the students' perspective.

Parenthood Gaps and Premiums

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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

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

Worries Over a 2-to-1 Ratio

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College of Charleston considers: How large an undergraduate gender gap is too large? And how can the institution attract more men?

Too Nice to Land a Job

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Research finds that letters of recommendation for women seeking faculty jobs tend to include "communal" or "emotive" words that -- even if used positively -- turn off search committees.

Ride Another Day

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Women's equestrian team settles with Delaware State U., which is second university this year to fail in bid to replace a women's team with a competitive cheerleading squad.

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