Gender

'Life of the Mind and of the Heart'

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Colleges are at risk of losing some of the most talented young academics -- especially female ones -- if they don't make major changes in the faculty career path. That was the message at a briefing Tuesday for presidents attending the annual meeting of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

The New Larry Summers on Women and Science

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Harvard's president gave another talk last night -- and offered very different views from those that got him in hot water.

'Potty Parity'

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With Larry Summers questioning their science ability, and the Bush administration weakening Title IX, it has not been a great year for women in higher education.

But the Los Angeles Community College District has adopted a new policy that will help its female students in a most practical way: The ratios used to set the number of male and female bathroom stalls -- a ratio that has allowed men to zip in and zip out, while women stand in line -- is changing.

NCAA Urges U.S. to Rescind Title IX Guidance

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Association leaders tell colleges to ignore Education Department policy on e-mail surveys of athletes' interest.

Turnaround for Women at Harvard

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University pledges at least $50 million, creates new position and vows to consider numerous policy changes to aid female scientists.

Stalled Progress

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A new report criticizes the U. of California for not hiring enough women -- and suggests that more hires be assistant professors.

Discrimination, Yes, But What Kind?

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Saint Anselm fires a male employee who became a woman, prompting a lawsuit charging gender bias by the religious institution.

Diversity or Conformity

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Professors say search committees too frequently doom minority candidates.

Did Cross-Dressing Cost Adjunct His Job?

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A sociologist sues Georgetown College, charging that his wardrobe led to his non-renewal.

Choices at Harvard

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Summers critic who once challenged Harvard on sex bias named graduate dean; alumni want president to stay.

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