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What brings career satisfaction to women administrators?
February 1, 2008... Fewer than half of all Americans are satisfied with their jobs, according to a representative sample of 5,000 households surveyed in early 2007 for The Conference Board, a nonprofit business membership and research organization. Not...
Molly Broad to head ACE starting May 1.(American Council on Education)(Brief article)
February 1, 2008... The first women to lead the American Council on Education since its start in 1918, Molly Corbett Broad is best known as a coalition-builder who modernized the tradition-bound University of North Carolina system as its president from 1997 to...
EMU murder violations to cost $4+ million.(NEWSWATCH)
February 1, 2008... Hiding a female student's rape and murder on campus in December 2006 for 10 weeks will cost Eastern Michigan University at least $4 million, including fines, a settlement with her parents and severance pay to fired administrators. EMU...
North Carolina and coach Dorrance settle 1998 harassment suit for $385,000.(NEWSWATCH)
February 1, 2008... After ten years, Melissa Jennings is finally getting what she sought: an apology from her ex-coach for inappropriate team discussions of a sexual nature and a change in the school's sexual harassment policy. The former student-athlete...
On the hook for $27 million for sex bias, CSU Fresno to add two women's teams.(NEWSWATCH)
February 1, 2008... After a pricey 2007 dominated by three very public sex harassment lawsuits in its athletics program, California State University at Fresno is starting 2008 by adding two women's sports teams. It will reinstate its women's swimming and diving...
Clinton, Obama both court young voters.(NEWSWATCH)
February 1, 2008... Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are both hoping young voters will propel them to the White House. Obama carried 57% of the under-30 Democratic voters in the Iowa primary and 51% in New Hampshire. Clinton's support in this group went...
Census confirms more young women degreed.(NEWSWATCH)
February 1, 2008... More young women than young men now hold bachelor's degrees, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau data. The percentage of women aged 25 to 29 with bachelor's degrees or higher has grown from 29% in 1997 to 33% in 2007, while that for...
Women surgeons report sex bias by chair.(NEWSWATCH)
February 1, 2008... Three female Indian neurosurgeons from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Massachusetts have filed sex discrimination complaints against the department chair, Dr. Arthur Day. According to the suit, Day denied Dr. Sagun Tuli, an assistant...
Iceland's Reykjavik U benefits from females.(NEWSWATCH)(Reykjavik University)(Brief article)
February 1, 2008... The rector of Iceland's Reykjavik University is leading the way in making higher education more equitable for women. Since joining the college a year ago, Svafa Gronfeldt has introduced equal pay for both genders, providing a balance of...
Ex-researcher at Tufts claims retaliation.(NEWSWATCH)(Tufts University)(Brief article)
February 1, 2008... A former researcher at Tufts University MA is suing the college and a professor for alleged retaliation. Susan Lautze, a humanitarianism researcher, claims that she was fired after accusing her boss, professor Peter Walker, of...
Survey finds college students become more spiritual but not more religious.(NEWSWATCH)
February 1, 2008... Students tend to become more spiritual but less religious during their first three years of college, according to a national survey done by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at the University of California Los Angeles. ...
59 nursing students sue for fraud.(NEWSWATCH)
February 1, 2008... Virginia Western Community College lost its accreditation in June 2006, but nobody bothered to tell its students. Now 59 of the current and former nursing students filed a suit against the school, claiming its failure to disclose the loss...
Utah U demands proof of student's gender.(NEWSWATCH)(Southern Utah University)(Brief article)
February 1, 2008... Southern Utah University is insisting that a transgendered student prove his gender in order to live in a male residence hall. Kourt Osborn grew up as a female, but has always identified with males. Osborn says the school wants medical...
Wisconsin staff sues over bias, retaliation.(NEWSWATCH)
February 1, 2008... Employees at the University of Wisconsin's power plant sexually harassed and discriminated against its only female employee and then their bosses retaliated against her when she complained, according to her recent lawsuit. For two years...
Ex-prof to get wrist slap for killing wife.(NEWSWATCH)
February 1, 2008... Demonstrating the perceived value of an academic wife, former University of Pennsylvania economics professor Rafael Robb likely will get a prison sentence of just four to seven years for bludgeoning his estranged wife Ellen Robb to death in...
Rider U student claims trooper gang rape.(NEWSWATCH)(Rider University)(Brief article)
February 1, 2008... Seven New Jersey state troopers faced suspension without pay after accusations that they sexually assaulted a Rider University NJ student. The 25-year-old female student and a friend were invited to one of the trooper's homes to play pool...
Ex-assistant softball coach fights dismissal.(NEWSWATCH)(Gina Ramacci)(Brief article)
February 1, 2008... A Florida Coast University former assistant softball coach accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student athlete has filed a grievance with the school over her dismissal. Gina Ramacci claims that she should not have been...
Study shows hope for equity in women's college sports.
February 1, 2008... In a 31-year nationwide longitudinal study that started in 1977, Dr. Vivian Acosta and Dr. Linda Jean Carpenter just produced their 2008 update on women in varsity sports. "Over the years as we've been doing this, we have mixed feelings...
Women describe becoming resilient through adversity.
February 1, 2008... Do hard times beat us down or make us stronger? The answer depends on lots of things, especially the way we respond to the hard times. In physical science, resilience is the ability of a material that's been stretched or compressed to...
Faculty as classroom leaders.
February 1, 2008... As a teacher, you're the leader in your classroom. Yet when Dr. Maude Yacapsin was a doctoral student back in 1998 learning about theories of leadership, she found no acknowledgement of faculty as classroom leaders. Leadership traits...
Dr. Christal M. Albrecht.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Dr. Christal M. Albrecht moves from founding VP for student learning at Cy-Fair College TX to president of Pima Community College's Desert Vista campus in Arizona.
Brenda Balzer.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Brenda Balzer moves from director of human resources at Wake Forest University NC to VP for human resources at Villa Julie College MD.
Connie Carson.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Connie Carson moves from assistant VP for campus services and planning at Wake Forest University NC to VP for student services at Furman University SC.
Dr. Ana Mari Cauge.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Dr. Ana Mari Cauge moves from executive vice provost to dean of the college of arts and sciences at the University of Washington.
Gilen Chan JD.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Gilen Chan JD moves from senior VP/director of ethics in the global compliance department of Citigroup to the new post of special counsel at CUNY's New York City College.
Dr. Bethami A. Dobkin.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Dr. Bethami A. Dobkin moves from associate provost at the University of San Diego CA to provost at Saint Mary's College of California
Dr. Joyce Elliott.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Dr. Joyce Elliott moves from provost and VP for academic affairs to interim president at SUNY's Empire State College.
Dr. Algeania Freeman.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Dr. Algeania Freeman, former president of Livingston College NC and head of The Freeman Group in Maryland, becomes president of Martin University in Indianapolis IN.
Dr. Gilda Garcia.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Dr. Gilda Garcia moves from director of equity and access at Texas State University at San Marcos to VP for institutional equity and diversity at the University of North Texas.
Dr. Karen S. Gersten.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Dr. Karen S. Gersten moves from associate provost for academic programs and distant learning at Roosevelt University in Chicago to provost at Kendall College IL.
Helen Gonzales.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Helen Gonzales moves from associate director of human resources to VP for human resources at the University of New Mexico.
Dr. C. Michele Haney.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Dr. C. Michele Haney moves from president of Morgan Community College CO to president of Red Rocks Community College CO.
Dr. Mary A. Hedberg.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Dr. Mary A. Hedberg moves from interim to dean of the college of arts and behavioral sciences at Saginaw Valley State University MI.
Dr. Cynthia Hughes Harris.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Dr. Cynthia Hughes Harris moves from dean of the school of allied health sciences to provost at Florida A & M University.
Dr. Margaret Hamilton.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Dr. Margaret Hamilton moves from acting to VP for academic affairs at Camden County College NJ.
Dr. Betty Inclan.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Dr. Betty Inclan moves from associate superintendent and VP for academic affairs at Allan Hancock College CA to president of Berkeley City College CA.
Theresa Kriese.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Theresa Kriese moves from VP for administrative services at Mitchell Technical Institute SD to VP for business and finance at Dakota Wesleyan University SD.
Dr. Mary L. McHugh.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Dr. Mary L. McHugh moves from director of extended studies for the school of nursing at the University of Colorado at Denver and its health sciences center to dean of the school of nursing at the University of Indianapolis.
Rosemary C. Mitchell.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Rosemary C. Mitchell, CFRE, moves from interim VP and director of development to VP for seminary relations at Princeton Theological Seminary NJ.
Dr. Mary Ellen O'Keeffe.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Dr. Mary Ellen O'Keeffe moves from interim to VP for instruction at North Seattle Community College WA.
Dr. DeRionne Pollard.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Dr. DeRionne Pollard moves from VP for educational affairs at the College of Lake County IL to become the first African American president of Las Posi-tas College CA.
Dr. Roseann Runte.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Dr. Roseann Runte moves from president of Old Dominion University VA to become the first female president of Carlton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Dr. Carol Simpson.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Dr. Carol Simpson moves from provost and senior VP at Worcester Polytechnic Institute MA to provost at Old Dominion University VA.
Dr. Janet F. Smith.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Dr. Janet F. Smith moves from president of Rich Mountain Community College AR to president of Columbia State Community College TN.
Mary Stephens.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Mary Stephens moves from VP for business and finance at California State University-Stanislaus to VP for administration and finance at California State University-Long Beach.
Dr. Katherine M. Whatley.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Dr. Katherine M. Whatley moves from interim vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina Asheville to provost at Berry College GA.
Dr. Julie White.(Women on the Move)
February 1, 2008... Dr. Julie White moves from associate dean of student life at SUNY's College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry to dean of student affairs at SUNY's Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.
Redefining and reclaiming the EdD, or 'PhD-Lite'.
February 1, 2008... What's the difference between a PhD and an EdD? In 2001, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching launched the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate, a five-year project that challenged graduate schools to review the depth...
Tips on how to move up in the academy.
February 1, 2008... Are you tired of the same old duties on your job, and ready to offer your skills and abilities to help meet the challenges of a new set of responsibilities at your school? Women are often the right people for the job, but nobody has...
What makes an adult learning community work for women?
February 1, 2008... Having participated in several learning communities while working on her master's and EdD degrees, Dr. Kathleen "Kitty" Foord has a deep interest in the topic and its gender components. "I was really interested in what's inside the 'black...
Women use metaphor to communicate.
February 1, 2008... Metaphors extend our capacity to communicate. They put us in touch with images and the feelings behind them. Metaphors are so much a part of our language that most of the time we aren't even aware of them. When we're not paying attention,...
Help LGBTQ students to survive, thrive at Catholic schools.
February 1, 2008... Students who feel a commitment to a school are more likely to stay and graduate than their less-committed peers, so one way to reduce attrition is to help students make connections. It sounds simple, especially with all the opportunities for...
What if a woman won election to president?(THE LAST LAUGH)
February 1, 2008... After much conflict, women won the right to vote with the passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution on August 26,1920. A logical conclusion might be that today--88 years later--when women are the majority of voters, they would...