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What's the status of women as ed leaders worldwide.
January 1, 2008... When a group of women in educational leadership looked for a source that addressed the status of their peers in the profession around the world, they were unable to find one. So they organized an international conference, which will become a...
Fresno's third sex bias case: $19 million.(NEWSWATCH)
January 1, 2008... For the third time in five months, California State University at Fresno will be writing a big check to a former employee for sex discrimination in its athletics program. The most recent and biggest check is going to former women's basketball...
U of Colorado settles football rape suit for $2.85 million, agrees to monitor Title IX.(NEWSWATCH)
January 1, 2008... The University of Colorado will pay almost $3 million to settle an ongoing lawsuit filed by two women who claimed they were sexually assaulted at an off-campus party for football recruits in 2001. The university will pay former students...
Women, minorities lead increase in PhDs.(NEWSWATCH)
January 1, 2008... Minorities earned 20% of the more than 26,000 research PhD earned by U.S. citizens in 2006, according to a recent report, "Doctorate Recipients from United States Universities: Summary Report 2006." It showed that the number of research...
Stanford: $4.5 million for grad students.(NEWSWATCH)
January 1, 2008... Stanford University CA is spending $4.5 million to provide two-year fellowships, mentors and seminars to 36 doctoral candidates from diverse backgrounds over the next four years. Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence Fellowship...
Earning a PhD still takes, like, forever.(NEWSWATCH)(Brief article)
January 1, 2008... About half of all PhD candidates never finish their degrees, according to the report by the Council of Graduate Schools. After 10 years, the majority of humanities students have still not completed their PhDs, while nearly two-thirds of...
Report seeks reform in social science PhDs.(NEWSWATCH)(Brief article)
January 1, 2008... Social science PhD programs need to undergo serious change to help students succeed in the 21st century, according to a multi-disciplinary study done by the Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education (CIRGE) at the University of...
NIH seeks fairer allocation of $15 billion.(NEWSWATCH)(National Institutes for Health)(Brief article)
January 1, 2008... The National Institutes for Health (NIH) is examining how it chooses grant proposals in response to criticism that its methods for reviewing and financing such proposals are "broken" and "arbitrary." With more than half of the NIH's $29...
Princeton subsidizes students' birth control.(NEWSWATCH)
January 1, 2008... In response to the recent doubling and tripling of the cost of the "pill" on campuses nationwide, Princeton University NJ is subsidizing the cost of birth control for students. It's using a discretionary fund to lower the price of a...
Criticism ends Delaware diversity program.(NEWSWATCH)(Brief article)
January 1, 2008... The University of Delaware is halting an effort to increase tolerance at its undergraduate student residence halls in response to criticism. In a cautionary tale for schools seeking to promote citizenship, Delaware spent years refining the...
More campuses offer coed rooms.(NEWSWATCH)(Brief article)
January 1, 2008... Add Cornell University NY to the almost 30 college campuses that allow men and women to share residence hall rooms on campus. "Gender-neutral housing" is a growing trend, especially on the East Coast. The movement isn't about "shacking...
Only one woman wins tenure at MIT.(NEWSWATCH)(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Barbara Liskov )(Brief article)
January 1, 2008... Only one of the 25 faculty members granted tenure at Massachusetts Institute of Technology this year is a woman, striking a blow against the image of gender-balance the school is working toward. MIT has focused on gender issues since...
After 16 years, Prof. Chichilnisky still battles sex bias at Columbia University.(NEWSWATCH)
January 1, 2008... It's been 16 years and two lawsuits and a countersuit, and star economics Professor Graciela Chichilnisky is still battling Columbia University NY over sex discrimination. She claims her salary is lower that that of her male counterparts,...
Retaliation costs U. of Oregon $500,000.(NEWSWATCH)(university)(Brief article)
January 1, 2008... The University of Oregon is paying $500,000 to settle a lawsuit with a woman who alleged that the school retaliated against her after she blew the whistle on a new "Visiting Scholars" program. Dr. Jean Stockard, former head of the...
Campus football: the tail still wags the dog.(NEWSWATCH)(Brief article)
January 1, 2008... Campus football is a big deal these days and many schools make their team's success its top priority: * The search for a new president at the University of Missouri was delayed due to its football team's success this season. The school,...
Winner of $11.9 million bias suit against NY Knicks settles into U of Buffalo athletics.(NEWSWATCH)
January 1, 2008... A former New York Knicks executive who sued the NBA organization for sexual harassment has a new job in the athletics department at the University of Buffalo. Anucha Browne Sanders was the highest-ranking female exec of the New York...
Why initiatives to diversify faculty don't work.
January 1, 2008... Back in 1920 when American women won the right to vote, 26% of fulltime faculty were women. Today that number's up to 41%. Not much gain in most of a century, especially when you consider the breakdown of today's women faculty: 36% tenured,...
What can leaders, entrepreneurs learn from each other?
January 1, 2008... Many colleges offer programs in leadership, whether for liberal arts undergraduates or prospective college administrators. Meanwhile across campus, the business school offers a course on entrepreneurship. Do leaders and entrepreneurs practice...
Despite Title IX, sports still inequitable, homophobic.
January 1, 2008... Want to get your school's attention? Hit 'em where it really hurts--in the pocketbook. Despite 35 years of Title IX--the federal law requiring gender equity in educational programs including athletics--leaders at some schools still...
Down deep: immersed in leadership.(IN HER OWN WORDS)
January 1, 2008... There is a thrill and a danger in relinquishing control. We all approach the challenge differently. Some trust blindly, some trust willingly, and some withhold trust, retaining a healthy dose of skepticism, reluctance and fear. When...
Growing a meaningful self.
January 1, 2008... Who are you? What do you see when you look in the mirror? What do you want others to see in you? Are you the same at home, at work and at play? Identity development is a lifelong process, shaped by context and experience. Your social...
Partnership helps students, post-docs taste the future.(IN HER OWN WORDS)(Company overview)
January 1, 2008... An increasingly important sector of private higher education has undergone significant change during the past decade. Small, private liberal arts colleges like Pine Manor that continue the tradition of providing relationship-based liberal...
Too white or too black?
January 1, 2008... African Americans are less likely to enroll in college than whites. Once there, they have lower graduation rates, especially men. Integration is the classic solution, but many blacks report having negative experiences on predominantly white...
Cultivating controversial conversations on campus.
January 1, 2008... Personal and intellectual growth at college comes partly from engaging with difference. Too often, incivility or silence gets in the way. How can we teach students to express themselves with honest passion on controversial issues, and to...
Forget superwoman: seek harmony of work and life.
January 1, 2008... As a working mother and a doctoral student in educational administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Melissa Byington knows a thing or two about the issue of balancing work and life. But the term, "work-life" doesn't even begin...
Dr. Jeanne Arnold.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Dr. Jeanne Arnold moves from executive director of affirmative action and equal opportunity programs at the University of Pennsylvania to VP for inclusion and equity at Grand Valley State University MI.
Dr. Christine M. Bahr.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Dr. Christine M. Bahr moves from interim VP for academic affairs at Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College IN to provost and dean at McKendree College IL in July 2008.
Dr. Celia Barberena.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Dr. Celia Barberena moves from VP of student services at Hartnell College CA to become the first female president of Chabot College CA.
Pamela Brown.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Pamela Brown moves from interim to dean of the school of arts and sciences at CUNY's New York City College of Technology.
Dr. Joyce Elliott.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Dr. Joyce Elliott, former provost at Empire State College NY, has agreed to serve as interim president.
Dr. Sheri Noren Everts.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Dr. Sheri Noren Everts moves from interim senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha to provost at Illinois State University.
Dr. Jane K. Fernandes.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Dr. Jane K. Fernandes, a senior fellow at the Johnette B. Cole Global Diversity and Inclusion Institute at Bennett College for Women NC, becomes provost and vice chancellor at the University of North Carolina Ashville. She was provost and had...
Marjie M. French.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Marjie M. French moves from VP for development at the University of Texas at Dallas to VP for university advancement at the University of Texas at San Antonio effective January 28, 2008.
Deborah Friedman.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Deborah Friedman moves from VP for HR at Fayetteville Technical Community College NC to president of Surry Community College NC.
Linda R. Frank.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Linda R. Frank moves from executive director of the foundation at Santa Rosa Junior College CA to VP for advancement at Graduate Theological Union CA.
Dr. Zelema Harris.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Dr. Zelema Harris moves from interim to chancellor of St. Louis Community College MO.
Cheryl Howard.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Cheryl Howard moves from VP for marketing of the personal care group at Gillette Company in Boston to VP for marketing at Simmons College MA.
Meredeth Pierce Hunter.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Meredeth Pierce Hunter moves from director of advancement and planning at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University MA to VP for external relations at her alma mater Hollins University VA.
Jean Husted.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Jean Husted adds VP to her duties as executive associate to the president at Quinnipiac University CT.
Dr. Betty Inclan.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Dr. Betty Inclan, former VP of academic affairs at Allan Hancock College CA, moves to president of Berkeley City College CA.
Susan A. Johnson.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Susan A. Johnson moves from assistant dean of corporate and continuing education at Raritan Valley Community College NJ to VP for continuing education, community outreach and grants development at Bergen Community College NJ.
Dr. Beverly L. Kahn.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Dr. Beverly L. Kahn moves from VP for international opportunities at Pace University NY to provost and VP of academic affairs at Farmingdale State University of New York.
Donna Katen-Bahensky.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Donna Katen-Bahensky moves from senior associate VP of health care at the University of Iowa and CEO of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to president and CEO of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.
Nancy Kin.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Nancy Kin moves from VP for finance at William Mitchell College of Law MN to CFO at Clarkson University NY.
Dr. Anne Y.F. Lin.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Dr. Anne Y.F. Lin moves from dean of the college of pharmacy at Midwestern University AZ to dean of the school of pharmacy at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.
Dr. Ann Candler Lotven.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Dr. Ann Candler Lotven moves from provost and VP for academic affairs at Texas A & M University at Texarkana to provost and VP for academic affairs at Delta State University MS.
Patricia "Kelly" McCray.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Patricia "Kelly" McCray moves from acting to dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts at the Atlantic Cape Community College NJ.
Dr. Elsa A. Murano.(Women on the Move)(Brief article)
January 1, 2008... Dr. Elsa A. Murano moves from vice chancellor of agriculture to become the first female and the first Hispanic to be president of the Texas A & M University flagship campus at College Station. Founded as a military school 131 years ago, the...
Suzanne Murphy.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Suzanne Murphy moves from VP for college resources at Sarah Lawrence College NY to VP for development and external affairs at Teachers College, Columbia University NY.
Beth Nolan.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Beth Nolan moves from White House counsel to VP and general counsel at George Washington University DC.
Brenda Porter Poggendorf.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Brenda Porter Poggendorf moves from VP for enrollment at Carthage College WI to VP for enrollment and dean of admissions and financial aid at Roanoke College VA.
Dr. DiRionne Pollard.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Dr. DiRionne Pollard moves from VP of educational affairs at the College of Lake County IL to president of Las Positas College CA
Patricia K. Porter.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Patricia K. Porter moves from senior director of health and life sciences development at the University of Wisconsin Foundation to VP for development at the Minnesota Medical Foundation at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
Dr. Jane Rhoades.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Dr. Jane Rhoades, a former administrator at Georgia Southern University, moves to provost of Governors State University IL.
Rachel Rosenthal.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Rachel Rosenthal moves from dean of planning, research and development to VP for instruction at American River College CA to VP for instruction at Sierra College CA.
Dr. Eileen Schwalbach.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Dr. Eileen Schwalbach moves from VP for academic and student affairs to provost at Mount Mary College WI.
Mary Ann Shope.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Mary Ann Shope moves from director of advancement and PR at the University of Arkansas for medical sciences to VP for economic development at Pulaska Technical College AR.
Yvonne Sieber.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Yvonne Sieber moves from VP for HR and organizational development at Via Christi Health System to VP for development at Hesston College KS.
Dr. Janet Smith.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Dr. Janet Smith becomes the fourth president of Columbia State Community College TN, moving from president of Rich Mountain Community College AR.
Dr. Jackie Thomas.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Dr. Jackie Thomas, senior vice provost for academic affairs and professor at Middle Tennessee State University, moves to academic VP at Western Illinois University.
Andrea Trisciuzzi.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Andrea Trisciuzzi moves from associate VP for development and campaign director at St. Bonaventure University NY to VP for institutional advancement at College of Notre Dame of Maryland.
Dr. Beverly L. Welhan.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Dr. Beverly L. Welhan moves from interim to dean of health and physical education at Montgomery County Community College PA.
Dr. Feranda Williamson.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Dr. Feranda Williamson moves from associate dean to dean of the school of undergraduate studies at Capella University MN.
Dr. Mary Ellen Wilson.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Dr. Mary Ellen Wilson moves from VP for academic affairs to interim president at Middle Georgia College.
Dr. Lin Zahn.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2008... Dr. Lin Zahn moves from director of PhD programs in nursing at the University of Massachusetts Lowell school of health and environment to dean of the school of nursing at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
On dasher, on masher and now, on Basher.(THE LAST LAUGH)
January 1, 2008... Tracing back, I'd have to admit to a continuing attraction to opportunities for violent destruction. * A hockey teammate once had a party to demolish a wall for her remodeling project. After the rest of us used crowbars to bash out the...