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Women's ambition: from 'Voodoo' to the presidency.
January 1, 2011... For women, the very word ambition is a land mine. That's because for most of history, an ambitious man was revered while an ambitious woman was reviled. As the assistant dean in the college of public affairs and community service at the...
Feds act to reduce campus sexual assault.(NEWSWATCH)
January 1, 2011... According to National Public Radio, the feds are finally awakening to the epidemic of sexual violence on campus where one of five college women is sexually assaulted. The Department of Education has announced "voluntary resolution agreements"...
Belmont U dismisses lesbian coach.(NEWSWATCH)
January 1, 2011... A Christian university in Tennessee is under fire from students, staff, donors and the public for forcing out its women's soccer coach after she told officials she is expecting a child with her lesbian partner. Belmont University's AD Mike...
Judge rules four UC-Davis leaders to face federal jury over 2003 suit on athletics bias.(NEWSWATCH)
January 1, 2011... A federal judge refused to let four current and former top officials at UC Davis off the hook for being "deliberately indifferent" to women's "constitutional right to equal treatment in athletics." A 2003 civil rights lawsuit by three former...
Helen Thomas blasts Wayne State U.(NEWSWATCH)(Wayne State University)(Brief article)
January 1, 2011... Journalist Helen Thomas blasted Wayne State University MI after officials ended an annual award given in her name. Wayne State recently ended its Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity Award after she described what she perceives as a continuing...
Whistle-blower protection strategies gain.(NEWSWATCH)
January 1, 2011... A growing number of universities are adopting safe-disclosure policies so potential whistleblowers can have a better choice than either blow the whistle and suffer the consequences or turn a blind eye and let things unfold. Increased public...
'Glass Cliff'awaits top women leaders working in non-traditional fields.(NEWSWATCH)
January 1, 2011... Women who make it to the top of male-dominated fields are under more scrutiny than are their male counterparts, a new study recently confirmed. Researchers at Yale University asked 200 people to judge scenarios involving female and male...
Women losing ground as college trustees.(NEWSWATCH)
January 1, 2011... New data shows the number of women on college boards of trustees has shown little growth in the past six years. The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges recently released two surveys that show boards remain largely...
Top California businesses reject women as CEO and board members--at their peril.(NEWSWATCH)
January 1, 2011... As is the case on university boards, women remain the minority in corporate boardrooms, at least in California. Women hold less than 10% of boardroom seats and top-paid exec positions, according to a University of California, Davis study of...
Prof sues Florida Atlantic for discrimination.(NEWSWATCH)(Carol Gould)(Brief article)
January 1, 2011... A Florida Atlantic University philosophy professor is suing the school for sexism, ageism and anti-Semitism. Carol Gould, a tenured full professor, said the school violated her rights to equal pay, equal protection and freedom of speech. Her...
Court OKs Seton Hall profs to sue for bias.(NEWSWATCH)
January 1, 2011... The New Jersey state Supreme Court will allow three Seton Hall professors to sue the school. They claim that the school paid male professors and younger instructors much higher salaries than them. The women are all over the age of 60, have...
Researchers plan actions to eliminate hazing.(NEWSWATCH)(Brief article)
January 1, 2011... Two University of Maine researchers are seeking strategies to prevent hazing and apply them on campus. Looking beyond the obvious culprits of Greek groups and sports teams, Professors Elizabeth Allan and Mary Madden documented the extent of...
Women lead increase in doctorates.(NEWSWATCH)(Brief article)
January 1, 2011... Last year women led the way to the highest number of doctorates ever granted by U.S. institutions, earning 51% of the almost 50,000 PhDs awarded in 2009. The total of 49,562 research doctorates was up 1.6% from 2008. Doctorates in science and...
Who's to blame if 22% of students ace a test?(NEWSWATCH)
January 1, 2011... About 200 students in a University of Central Florida business class were accused of cheating on a mid-term exam. One student in the senior level business class bought the book's instructor manual and then shared the test bank for the exam...
NCAA prez asked to help in reducing male athletes' violence toward women.(NEWSWATCH)
January 1, 2011... Two representatives from the National Coalition Against Violent Athletes (NCAVA) met with NCAA President Mark Emmert recently to discuss ways to help the NCAA send a stronger anti-violence message to its athletes. The group sent a proposal to...
Trainers often overlook symptoms of concussions in female athletes.(NEWSWATCH)
January 1, 2011... Now that sports medicine is finally paying attention to the devastating long-term effects of head injuries to athletes, a new study documents gender differences in symptoms of a concussion. Both women and men display the classic signs of...
New alcoholic drink: Whipped Lightning.(NEWSWATCH)
January 1, 2011... After four states, several campuses and the feds banned a caffeinated-alcohol drink called Four Loko, now comes a new drink called Whipped Lightning "Whipahol." Campus leaders are concerned that the whipped cream drink, favored by women,...
Sex assaults at CSU Sacramento prompt fear.(NEWSWATCH)(California State University, Sacramento campus)(Brief article)
January 1, 2011... Seven students have reported being sexually assaulted on the California State University, Sacramento campus since school started in the fall, according to authorities. The most recent assault happened in December. They are raising the level of...
Cyber-stalkers target sorority members.(NEWSWATCH)
January 1, 2011... Four universities have reported cyber-stalkers are using Facebook to harass sorority members this school year. The stalkers have posed as potential Facebook friends and then harassed women at Florida State, Louisiana State, Auburn and the...
Boston U Web site ranks women's 'hotness'.(NEWSWATCH)
January 1, 2011... Students at Boston University are dismayed after a BU junior created a Web site that allows visitors to rank the attractiveness of female classmates. Justin Doody designed RateBU.com to let users with a BU email account upload photos of women...
Suit claims Wayne State cut PG student.(NEWSWATCH)(former Wayne State University postgraduate student Tina Varlesi)(Brief article)
January 1, 2011... A former Wayne State University MI student filed a suit in federal court, alleging that the school treated her unfairly because she was unmarried and pregnant. Tina Varlesi claims that while pursuing a master's degree in social work at WSU,...
Do partners cheat? More money makes it so.(NEWSWATCH)(Brief article)
January 1, 2011... Both women and men are more likely to cheat if the woman is bringing home more bacon in a young couples' relationship, according to a recent study. Christin Munsch, a grad student at Cornell University NY, investigated the role money plays in...
Saving a place at the table: network with a plan.
January 1, 2011... Networking is repeatedly cited as a critical skill for job success and career advancement. Although women are very relationship-oriented, men tend to have more informal networks that provide them with valuable career connections. These networks...
Career tips from top women leaders on campus.
January 1, 2011... Throughout their careers, women leaders have learned from role models, mentors and their own experiences. There's a hard way to learn--making fatal mistakes--and an easier way: learn from other women's challenges. At the Wisconsin Women in...
Dr. Constance Carroll.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Dr. Constance Carroll, chancellor of the San Diego Community College District CA, will serve on the National Council on the Humanities, as nominated by President Barack Obama.
Dr. Teresa E. Cowdrey.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Dr. Teresa E. Cowdrey moves from VP and dean of admissions and financial aid at St. Lawrence University NY to VP and dean of admissions and financial aid at Colby College ME.
Dr. Beth Foley.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Dr. Beth Foley moves from interim dean of the college of education and human services to dean at Utah State University.
Dr. Angela Walker.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Dr. Angela Walker Franklin moves from executive VP and provost at Meharry Medical College TN to president of Des Moines University IA.
Elizabeth Garrett, JD.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Elizabeth Garrett, JD moves from interim to permanent provost and senior VP at the University of Southern California.
Dr. Mary Graham.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Dr. Mary Graham moves from administrative positions on the Jackson County and Perkinston campuses during her 13 years at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, her alma mater, to president in July.
Dr. Susan Herbst.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Dr. Susan Herbst moves from executive vice chan cellor and CAO at the University of Georgia system to become the first female president of the University of Connecticut since its founding in 1881.
Dr. Jean Hernandez.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Dr. Jean Hernandez moves from VP for instruction at South Seattle Community College WA to become the first female president of Edmonds Community College WA.
Nikki Jackson.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Nikki Jackson moves from personnel cabinet secretary to the governor of Kentucky to vice chancellor for human resources at Maricopa Community Colleges AZ.
Dr. Bethany Jones.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Dr. Bethany Jones moves from VP to president of the Center for Quality Assurance in International Education VA.
Dr. Marisa Kelly.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Dr. Marisa Kelly moves from dean and distinguished chair of the college of arts and sciences at the University of St. Thomas MN to become provost and VP for academic affairs at Ithaca College NY on July 1.
Dr. Stephanie Kelly.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Dr. Stephanie Kelly moves from acting dean to dean of health sciences at the University of Indianapolis IN.
Dr. Stacey Lambert.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Dr. Stacey Lambert moves from associate professor and director of internship training Nova Southeastern University FL to become professor and director of diversity education and inclusion at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Kimberly LaPrade.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Dr. Kimberly LaPrade moves from associate dean of the college of doctoral studies to dean of the college of education at Grand Canyon University AZ, her alma mater.
Angela Lawson.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Angela Lawson moves from interim VP of workforce development at New River Community College VA to VP of workforce development and occupational and technical programs at Wytheville Community College VA.
Dr. Carolyn Meyers.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Dr. Carolyn Meyers, a 30-year veteran of higher education who resigned last June as president of Norfolk State University VA, becomes the first female president of Jackson State University MS in its 133-year history.
Catherine Murphy.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Catherine Murphy moves from director of communication at Alexander Graham Bell Association DC to executive director of public relations at Gallaudet University DC.
Dr. Janice Nerger.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Dr. Janice Nerger moves from interim to dean of natural sciences at Colorado State University, where she started her career as a psychology professor 20 years ago.
Dr. Lori Reesor.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Dr. Lori Reesor moves from associate vice provost for student success at the University of Kansas to VP for student affairs at the University of North Dakota.
Dr. Linda Rinker.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Dr. Linda Rinker moves from provost and executive VP for academic affairs at Western Connecticut State University to provost at Davenport University MI.
Dr. Valerie Smith.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Dr. Valerie Smith moves from director of the center for African American Studies to dean of the college at Princeton University NJ.
Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud moves from VP of instruction to become the 9th president of Skyline College CA in January 2011.
Adis Maria Vila, JD.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Adis Maria Vila, JD moves from scholar-in-residence at Rollins College FL to diversity officer at the Air Force Academy in Colorado.
Dr. Betsy Vogel-Boze.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Dr. Betsy Vogel-Boze moves from campus dean and CEO at Kent State University's Stark campus in Ohio to become president of the College of the Bahamas in Nassau.
Dr. Charlotte Westerhaus.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Dr. Charlotte Westerhaus, VP for diversity and inclusion until the NCAA reorganized to eliminate her position in 2010, becomes interim president of Martin University IN, a liberal arts school founded in 1977 with a mission to serve adult,...
Dr. Kristin Williams.(Women on the Move)
January 1, 2011... * Dr. Kristin Williams moves from interim president and CEO of Hazard Community & Technical College KY to president of Henderson Community College KY.
Use student affairs strategies to retain women in STEM.(science, technology, engineering and mathematics)
January 1, 2011... Many female high school students say they're ready, willing and able to major in one of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. If the numbers at the top of the pipeline are good, why don't more women complete...
Wondering how to position yourself to advance?
January 1, 2011... Partner with your boss and think like an owner. Julie Hermann, executive senior associate athletic director and senior woman administrator at the University of Louisville KY and president-elect of the National Association of Collegiate Women's...
Reconstructing 'Barbie' to resemble today's real women.(Conference notes)
January 1, 2011... Doctoral candidate Casey Tallent stands on a chair amid a roomful of students. Most had played with Barbie dolls as youngsters. She tells them that a life-sized Barbie, proportioned like the doll, would be more than seven feet tall--her height...
Reduce healthcare costs with employee cooperation.
January 1, 2011... When employee healthcare costs spiraled out of control at Indiana University, human resources responded by creating a series of healthcare initiatives to reduce costs. One involved working with an outside consultant to design a program that...
26 tips to help smart women be happy and successful.
January 1, 2011... Not all smart women know the smart moves to build a satisfying life in higher education. One who does is Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young, professor of industrial engineering and management systems at the University of Central Florida. The first...
Lessons recently learned from 'the universe'.(THE LAST LAUGH)
January 1, 2011... You might be tired of reading about my attending so many conferences as a journalist, thinking my life is pretty easy: Jet all over the country and stay in fancy hotels, while meeting and learning from the country's best teachers and leaders. ...