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Presidential perspectives: What can we learn?
August 1, 2008... After 1986 the percent of colleges and universities led by women more than doubled, topping 21% by 2001. New presidents or chancellors appointed in that period included Dr. Clyda S. Rent (Mississippi University for Women, 1989), Dr. Dorothy...
Fresno to pay a fourth female in the athletics department $605,000 for gender bias.(NEWSWATCH)
August 1, 2008... Fresno State University has settled another gender-discrimination complaint, this one with softball coach Margie Wright for $605,000. Wright had filed a complaint with the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights charging...
Columbia U. to pay Chichilnisky $200,000.(NEWSWATCH)
August 1, 2008... Perhaps closing a 13-year saga, Columbia University NY and an award-winning econ professor have settled the professor's gender discrimination suit against the school. Graciela Chichilnisky accused Columbia of paying her less than male...
Female profs earn 5% less than males.(NEWSWATCH)
August 1, 2008... A new national study has confirmed that the gender salary gap still exists for faculty in academia. The study, "Pay Inequities for Recently Hired Faculty, 1988-2004" found that women and men generally begin their faculty careers at...
Feds to check science grants for compliance with gender equity policies in Title IX.(NEWSWATCH)
August 1, 2008... The National Science Foundation, NASA and the Department of Energy have set up programs to check for Title IX compliance at universities receiving federal grants. Investigators are interviewing faculty and students in physics and...
Colleges start to add family-friendly benefits to aid recruitment, retention.(NEWSWATCH)
August 1, 2008... Allowing new parents to stop the tenure clock is now the second most common family-friendly benefit in higher education, behind maternity leave, according to a new survey from the Center for the Education of Women at the University of...
Harvard's women's group donates $75,000 for new pre-tenure faculty mentoring.(NEWSWATCH)
August 1, 2008... The Committee for the Equality of Women at Harvard (CEWH) donated $75,000 to start a pre-tenure faculty mentoring program. The program will focus on the issues affecting pre-tenure women faculty and provide them with seminars about the...
Scholarships support teenage mothers.(NEWSWATCH)
August 1, 2008... A California organization has given away almost 200 scholarships over the last 16 years to teenage parents. El Nido Family Centers has evolved from a camp for "underprivileged and pretubercular girls" in the 1920s to the state's largest...
Columbia U prof fired for plagiarism.(NEWSWATCH)
August 1, 2008... After months of allegations and investigations over charges that she plagiarized the work of a former colleague and two former students, Columbia University NY fired professor Madonna Constantine. A professor of psychology and education...
Harassment at power plant costs $250,000.(NEWSWATCH)
August 1, 2008... The University of Wisconsin-Madison is paying $250,000 to settle a suit with a former power plant employee for sexual harassment and discrimination. Amy Gabel, the only female employee at the heating plant at that time, claimed that the...
U of Scranton sues to limit bar expansion.(NEWSWATCH)(University of Scranton, Goodfellas)(Brief article)
August 1, 2008... The University of Scranton is suing a sports bar across the street from the school to block a proposed expansion. The $1.5 million sports bar, Goodfellas, is seeking a 2,500 square foot expansion, hoping to add pool tables, more taps and...
Name change rebrands ex-women's college.(NEWSWATCH)
August 1, 2008... A Maryland university addressed an identity crisis by changing its name. Villa Julia College is now Stevenson University. The school was founded in 1949 as a Catholic college for female medical secretaries. Market research revealed that...
Miss U. for Women to explore name change.(NEWSWATCH)(Mississippi University for Women)(Brief article)
August 1, 2008... Mississippi's College Board has given Mississippi University for Women the go-ahead to explore a name change. While image may play a role, a name change might mean more money for the school of 2,400 students. The state's college board...
Victoria's Secret exposes new college line.(NEWSWATCH)
August 1, 2008... Victoria's Secret launched a new Collegiate Collection line this summer to appeal to more college-age women. The line features licensed college logos on tank tops, undies and sweats. So far 32 schools have signed on, including Penn State,...
NCAA funds new college sports journal.(NEWSWATCH)
August 1, 2008... In an attempt to integrate college sports into the academic framework, the NCAA has funded a new journal about sport in higher education. The new Journal of Intercollegiate Sport aims to "promote the integration of athletics with the...
Computer degrees can bring women jobs.(NEWSWATCH)
August 1, 2008... About one in 19 new jobs created in the U.S. between 2006 and 2016 will be a professional IT position, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Although demand is growing rapidly, the number of students studying computer...
Board to review Gov's wife's 88% pay boost.(NEWSWATCH)
August 1, 2008... Leaders at the University of North Carolina system will review an 88% raise the school is giving to Dr. Mary Easley, wife of Governor Michael Easley. The board must approve any raise greater than 15%. Easley is an executive in residence...
Bathroom humor nets $25,000 for a John.(NEWSWATCH)(Reprint)(Brief article)
August 1, 2008... A venture capitalist paid $25,000 to the University of Colorado at Boulder for naming rights to a men's restroom. The second floor restroom in the Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society (ATLAS) building now bears Brad Feld's name...
Higher ed lags behind industry in work/life flexibility.
August 1, 2008... Do you believe work/life challenges in business are totally different from those on campus? You're not alone. Stereotypes and misconceptions exaggerate the contrasts between "the real world" and "the ivory tower." That's a barrier to...
Breaking presidential barriers: tips from the top.
August 1, 2008... Dozens of selected current, retired and potential presidents and chancellors gathered in Milwaukee WI in June for the fifth Summit for Women Presidents, hosted by the American Council on Education's Office of Women in Higher Education. ...
Dr. Carol Cartwright.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... * Dr. Carol Cartwright, former president of Kent State University OH, becomes interim president of Bowling Green State University OH.
Dr. Shari Clarke.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Dr. Shari Clarke moves from associate VP for student affairs at Temple University PA to VP for multicultural affairs at Marshall University WV.
Susan M. Cooper.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Susan M. Cooper moves from dean of career technical education and workforce development at Irvine Valley College CA to dean of CSU at Fullerton's Irvine campus.
Georgia Costello.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Georgia Costello moves from assistant to the St. Clair county regional superintendent of schools to president of her alma mater, Southwestern Illinois College.
Dr. Helen Cox moves.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Dr. Helen Cox moves from associate VP of instruction at Salt Lake Community College to chancellor of Kauai Community College in Hawaii.
Jacqueline DiStefano.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Jacqueline DiStefano moves from assistant VP of the college of nanoscale sciences at SUNY at Albany to VP for finance and administration at SUNY New Paltz.
Dr. Azita Emami.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Dr. Azita Emami moves from head of nursing at Karolinska Institute in Sweden to dean of the college of nursing at Seattle University WA.
Dr. Jane Finley.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Dr. Jane Finley moves from professor of business and director of institutional research and interim dean to dean of the school of business at the University of Mobile AL.
Elizabeth A. Garvin.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Elizabeth A. Garvin moves from executive VP and CEO of the alumni association at MIT to VP for institutional advancement at Rhode Island School of Design.
Dr. Barbara Gellman-Danley.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Dr. Barbara Gellman-Danley, who has been president of Antioch University McGregor in Yellow Springs OH for nine years, moves to vice chancellor for academic affairs and system integration for the Ohio Board of Regents.
Dr. Margaret Hamilton.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Dr. Margaret Hamilton moves from interim to VP for academic affairs at Camden County College NJ.
Beth Helwig.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Beth Helwig moves from dean of students at Gonzaga University WA to vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire.
Fiona Hert.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Fiona Hert moves from associate to dean of workforce development at Grand Rapids Community College MI.
Dr. Elizabeth Hitch.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Dr. Elizabeth Hitch moves from VP for academic affairs to interim president at Utah Valley University
Heidi Lippmeier.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Heidi Lippmeier moves from director of admissions at Meredith College NC to VP for enrollment management at College of Notre Dame of Maryland.
Dr. Michelle Majewski.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Dr. Michelle Majewski moves from chair of the division of social and behavioral sciences and psychology program director to dean of the school of criminal justice at Marian University in Fond du Lac WI on August 1.
Ellen Meyer.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Ellen Meyer, who was president of the Atlanta College of Art for 14 years before it merged with the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006, becomes president of Watkins College of Art & Design TN.
Rebecca Mills.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Rebecca Mills moves from VP for student life at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas to dean of students at Touro University-Nevada.
Dr. Roberta B. Ness.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Dr. Roberta B. Ness moves from chair of the department of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh to dean of the school of public health at the University of Texas health sciences center on January 1.
Dr. Laurie Stenberg Nichols.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Dr. Laurie Stenberg Nichols moves from dean of the college of family and consumer sciences to interim president of Northern State University SD.
Kathy Parker.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Kathy Parker moves from professor of nursing at Emory University GA to dean of the school of nursing at the University of Rochester's medical center in NY.
Felicia L. Patterson.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Felicia L. Patterson moves from executive VP of student and enrollment services at the Community College of Denver, to VP for learner-support services at Anne Arundel Community College MD.
Dr. Geraldine Perri.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Dr. Geraldine Perri moves from president of Cuyamaca College CA to president of Citrus College CA.
Dr. Christine Quinn.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Dr. Christine Quinn moves from associate VP for academic affairs at Winona State University MN to provost/vice chancellor for the University of Wisconsin Extension.
Dr. Louise Richardson.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Dr. Louise Richardson moves from dean of the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University MA to become the first female principal (equivalent to president) in the 600-year history of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, one of the seven...
Dr. Lynn Romeo.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Dr. Lynn Romeo moves from associate dean to dean at Monmouth University IL.
Ann V. Satterwaite.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Ann V. Satterwaite moves from independent consultant in Philadelphia to VP and general manager for institutional advancement at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
Dr. Martha Shouldis.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Dr. Martha Shouldis moves from VP of academic affairs/dean of the faculty at Mercy College of Northwest Ohio since 2002 to become president of St. Vincent's College PA.
Michelle Simon.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Michelle Simon moves from professor of law to dean of the law school at Pace University's White Plains campus.
Dr. Maggy Smith.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Dr. Maggy Smith moves from the University of Texas at E1 Paso, where she was founding dean of the university college and vice provost for undergraduate studies, to be VP for academic affairs at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College IN.
Dr. Gail Steketee.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Dr. Gail Steketee moves from acting to dean of the school of social work at Boston University.
Krista Tillman.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Krista Tillman moves from president of BellSouth's North Carolina operations to dean of the college for undergraduate programs at Queens University of Charlotte NC.
Dr. Jennifer Wade-Berg.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Dr. Jennifer Wade-Berg becomes the first chief diversity officer at the University of Colorado at Denver, where she is an assistant professor of non-profit and public management.
C. Brigid Welch.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... C. Brigid Welch moves from assistant university librarian at Santa Clara University CA to dean of the library at University of the Pacific CA.
Penny Westerfeld.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Penny Westerfeld moves from executive director for the Lone Star College System-University Center to interim president of Lone Star College-Montgomery in Conroe TX for the 2008-2009 academic year.
Dr. Heather M. Young.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... Dr. Heather M. Young moves from professor of nursing at the Oregon Health and Science University's school of nursing to associate vice chancellor for nursing at UC-Davis, and soon will become dean of the school of nursing.
How to be a real woman leader in higher education.
August 1, 2008... When women consistently follow a traditionally male model of leadership, heavy doses of testosterone "can drift into our systems and lead to our behaving and believing it's appropriate to behave like Real Men," warned Dr. Shirley Robinson...
On-boarding: turning success into significance in 90 days.(IN HER OWN WORDS)
August 1, 2008... "When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally."--Leo Tse Congratulations! You've just started a new leadership position, and you have a fantastic opportunity. Whether moving from department...
Sorority sisters fight sexual violence on campus.
August 1, 2008... Violence against women is prevalent at universities across the country, but women are fighting back, often led by campus programs. The Safe Sisters program at the Georgia Institute of Technology informs and empowers sorority sisters...
Mama, PhD: a companion for mothers and scholars.
August 1, 2008... Finding community isn't easy for scholars who are also mothers. Most tenured faculty are men; most women faculty don't have children; most other working moms envy academics their flexible schedules. Isolation makes a hard time even harder....
Setting the 'Long Table' for Women's Studies issues.(experimental public forum )
August 1, 2008... Lois Weaver, a lecturer at Queen Mary University in London and an independent performance artist, merges live art and feminist and lesbian theater to advance human rights. Her performance installation piece "Long Table" places...
Community college women invited to new OWHE forum in September.(Women on the Move)
August 1, 2008... In its first foray into serving community college women, the American Council on Education's Office for Women in Higher Education (OWHE) is sponsoring a special regional leadership forum with the American Association of Women in Community...
Tips to survive the dog days of sexism.(THE LAST LAUGH)
August 1, 2008... One of my most time-consuming but journalistically rewarding duties at WIHE is creating the monthly Newswatch. I'm a news junkie, so I enjoy keeping up on things. But ever since Hillary left the spotlight, I've noticed gender news is off...