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Take charge of building your campus leadership skills.
June 1, 2011... By now we know that leaders are made, not born. What do you need to know to become a leader and how do you find the answers and develop the skills to become effective? Candace Denning, assistant director of residential life at Indiana's...
Schools cheat in counting women athletes.(NEWSWATCH)
June 1, 2011... Too many schools are cheating in how they count women athletes in order to appear to comply with Title IX, according to a recent investigation by The New York Times. The Times reviewed records from 20 public colleges and universities, as well...
U.S. dept of Ed leader urges schools to monitor their compliance with Title IX.(NEWSWATCH)
June 1, 2011... Schools must step up self-monitoring to make sure they comply with Title IX, said a U.S. Department of Education official speaking at the NCAA Gender Equity Forum in Bethesda MD. "Contrary to what some schools have argued, that if you don't...
Census: more women over 25 hold degrees.(NEWSWATCH)
June 1, 2011... American women have now passed men in earning advanced degrees as well as bachelor's degrees. Of adults 25 and older, 10.6 million U.S. women have master's degrees or higher, compared with 10.5 million men, according to U.S. Census data. "The...
Harvard law school faces Title IX inquiry.(NEWSWATCH)
June 1, 2011... The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is investigating Harvard University Law School for alleged violations of Title IX. A faculty member at the New England School of Law filed a complaint with the OCR, saying that the school...
Conservative Catholic society challenges colleges' references to Planned Parenthood.(NEWSWATCH)
June 1, 2011... More than 150 Catholic colleges have some sort of connection to Planned Parenthood, claimed the conservative and unofficial Cardinal Newman Society. The society's report, "A Scandalous Relationship: Catholic Colleges and Planned Parenthood,"...
Ave Maria College fined for retaliation.(NEWSWATCH)
June 1, 2011... In a whistleblower suit, a Michigan jury recently awarded $418,000 for lost wages and damages to the former director of financial aid at Ave Maria College MI. Kay Ernsting filed her suit seven years ago after the school, created by the owner...
Vet chair resigns after dissing student mom.(NEWSWATCH)(Edward Feldman)(Brief article)
June 1, 2011... A University of California Davis professor is stepping down as chair of two departments after he polled students on what grade to give a student who missed class because she had a baby. Edward Feldman allegedly sent out an email after the...
Mistreated Prof settles with Northern Iowa.(NEWSWATCH)(Linda Sharp)(Brief article)
June 1, 2011... The University of Northern Iowa will pay $210,000 plus to settle a law suit filed by a former professor who claimed mistreatment by colleagues and officials caused her to have a mental breakdown. Linda Sharp, former music instructor at the...
Accused of sexually harassing 4 students and 3 faculty, Sacramento State U. Prof sues.(NEWSWATCH)
June 1, 2011... Beginning in 2005, four female students at Sacramento State University complained separately that foreign language professor Wilfrido Corral had made sexual advances on them. Next three female professors in his department complained after he...
Women launch 40% of new companies, but avoid entrepreneurial contests.(NEWSWATCH)
June 1, 2011... Although women start 40% of private companies, they represent less than 20% of entrants in entrepreneur competitions, according to data from the Kauffman Foundation. At the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) at the University of...
UC Berkeley counts record women deans.(NEWSWATCH)
June 1, 2011... The University of California at Berkeley celebrated having a record-high number of female deans on campus. Of the 20 deans at UC-Berkeley, seven are women (35%) and the faculty is made up of almost 30% women. The number of women deans is now...
New group to support women coaches.(NEWSWATCH)
June 1, 2011... Now that fewer than 40% of women's teams have women coaches--an all-time low last year--a new group of women in athletics leadership is forming to reverse the decline. The Alliance of Women Coaches will offer career development programs,...
Molly Wei avoids jail by agreeing to testify against Rutgers student in Clementi suicide.(NEWSWATCH)
June 1, 2011... A former Rutgers University NJ student may avoid jail time by testifying against her co-defendant in the case of a secret web cast that resulted in a suicide. Molly Wei, 19, was charged with two counts of invasion of privacy for allegedly...
Tenn. biz school seeks women in finance.(NEWSWATCH)
June 1, 2011... The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga business school is encouraging women to head into finance. Led by Lauren Templeton, the director of UTC's Finance for the Future initiative, the school hopes to put more women to work on Wall Street. ...
Texas football field becomes veggie farm.(NEWSWATCH)
June 1, 2011... Texas' oldest historically black college has turned its football field into a student-run farm. Paul Quinn College, established in 1872, has joined forces with Yale University CT to teach students about agriculture and business. President...
Students protest excluding women as head.(NEWSWATCH)
June 1, 2011... A group of students and faculty members at Canada's St. Francis Xavier University is asking the school to re-examine its policy of naming the Bishop of the Diocese of Antigonish as the school's chancellor, saying the practice automatically...
Oklahoma extends sex harassment deadline.(NEWSWATCH)
June 1, 2011... Convinced by a student rally supporting a female student who had waited more than 30 days to report a rape on campus, the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents recently amended its sexual assault policy. Instead of a statute of limitations...
Three ways to reduce student drinking.(NEWSWATCH)
June 1, 2011... Three universities are finding ways to count success. * At Dartmouth College NH, President Jim Yong Kim is organizing a national initiative to reduce binge drinking. Planners will use the same method he used to treat tuberculosis in Peru:...
Gay student to transfer from Messiah College.(NEWSWATCH)
June 1, 2011... While most students welcomed him, a gay student at Messiah College PA plans to transfer due to harassment. Isaiah Thomas, 19, said he received a death threat on Facebook, had his wallet and ID stolen and had another ID cut apart and urinated...
Yale bans frat for chants against women.(NEWSWATCH)
June 1, 2011... Often cited as poster boys of campus misogynist hazing at Yale University CT, the prestigious Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity has been banned from recruiting and activities for five years. Last October, the group that counts both Bush U.S....
Washington student-parents seek childcare.(NEWSWATCH)
June 1, 2011... Dozens of student-parents brought their children to classes recently at the University of Washington Seattle to protest the dearth of childcare options close to campus. Critics said that childcare centers close to campus have long waiting...
Ex-student sues over Facebook gossip.(NEWSWATCH)(Cara Whitney)(Brief article)
June 1, 2011... While radiology student Cara Whitney was shadowing a radiologist as part of her studies, she observed some strange behavior. It included sleeping with a waiting room full of patients, mistaking a computer mouse for a telephone and asking her out...
Dr. Susan Agre-Kippenhan.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Susan Agre-Kippenhan moves from dean of the college of arts and architecture at Montana State University to VP for academic affairs and dean of faculty at College OR.
Dr. Judy A. Beal.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Judy A. Beal moves from interim to dean of the school of nursing and health sciences program at Simmons College MA.
Dr. Meg Benko.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Meg Benko moves from interim vice provost for global and online learning to provost and VP for academic affairs at SUNY Empire State College.
Dr. Barbara Buckner.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Barbara Buckner moves from associate provost for assessment and accreditation at Coastal Carolina University SC to dean of the college of education and health professions at Columbus State University GA.
Sister Paula Marie Buley, PhD.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Sister Paula Marie Buley, PhD, moves from executive VP for administration at Seton Hall University NJ to president of Rivier College NH.
Dr. Luba Chliwniak.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Luba Chliwniak will become president of Pima Community College's downtown campus in Tucson AZ. Her 26 years in community college administration have been at Cochise College, Pima, Apollo College and Niagara Community College NY, where she is...
Annette Clark, MD, JD.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Annette Clark, MD, JD, a professor at Seattle University WA law school, will become dean of the Saint Louis University MO law school.
Dr. Myrtle Dorsey.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Myrtle Dorsey will become chancellor of St. Louis Community College MO, with almost 30,000 students on four campuses, on June 16. She has been chancellor of the Baton Rouge Community College LA since 2002.
Dr. Susan West Engelkemeyer.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Susan West Engelkemeyer moves from dean of the Charlton college of business at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth to president of Nichols College MA.
Jean Floten.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Jean Floten moves from longtime president of Bellevue College WA to chancellor of the Washington branch of the private, online non-profit Western Governors University.
Lisa Freiburger, CPA.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Lisa Freiburger, CPA, moves from deputy superintendent of schools at Grand Rapids MI to become VP of finance and administration at Grand Rapids Community College MI on July 1.
Dr. Debra Friedman.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Debra Friedman, a Seattle native, moves from dean of public programs and VP for the Arizona State University's Phoenix campus to chancellor at the University of Washington.
Dr. Kathleen A. Getz.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Kathleen A. Getz moves from dean of the school of business at American University DC to become dean of the school of business administration at Loyola University Chicago.
Dr. Antoinette M. Hays.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Antoinette M. Hays, dean of nursing at Regis College in Weston MA, will become its 10th president on July 1.
Beth Halloran.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Beth Halloran moves from assistant VP for the office of university development at the University of Michigan to VP for development and alumni relations at Grinnell College IA.
Dr. Marsha K. Ham.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Marsha K. Ham, executive director of eLearning at Ohio University, moves to dean of the university college at University of New Haven CT.
Dr. Becky J. Hoover.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Becky J. Hoover moves from interim co-director of human resources to VP for talent development and human resources at the University of Akron OH.
Dr. Bonita C. Jacobs.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Bonita C. Jacobs moves from executive director of the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students, at the University of North Texas, to become president of North Georgia College and State University.
Dr. Amy Jessen-Marshall.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Amy Jessen-Marshall moves from interim provost and VP for academic affairs at Otterbein University OH to VP for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Sweet Briar College VA.
Dr. Jann Joseph.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Jann Joseph moves from associate dean for professional development and administration at Grand Valley State University MI to dean of the college of education at Eastern Michigan University.
Dr. Ann Marie Krause.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Ann Marie Krause, the first subscriber to WIHE's digital issue, has moved from dean of health and human services at Blackhawk Technical College WI to VP of academic affairs at Mid-State Technical College WI.
Dr. Dorothy Leland.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Dorothy Leland, a California native, will become the next chancellor of the University of California Merced. She is now president of Georgia College and State University.
Dr. Lily McNair.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Lily McNair, associate provost of research and professor of psychology at Spelman College GA, moves to provost and VP for academic affairs at Wagner College NY.
Veronica Marrero.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Veronica Marrero moves from director to VP of the accelerated-degree program at Post University CT.
Dr. Suzanne Miles.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Suzanne Miles, who is provost at Pima Community College's AZ downtown campus, will also assume the role of campus president.
Rachel Swartzendruber Miller.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Rachel Swartzendruber Miller moves from director of convention planning at Mennonite Church USA to VP of admissions and financial aid at her alma mater, Hesston College KS.
Betsy Mitchell.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Betsy Mitchell becomes the first full-time female athletics director at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) on July 1. A former Olympic gold medalist and world record holder in swimming, she has been director of athletics and recreation...
Dr. Kimberly Perry.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Kimberly Perry will become superintendent/president at Butte College CA on July 1, having been VP of academic affairs at Los Angeles City College CA.
Susan Powers.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Susan Powers moves from associate dean of the Bayh college of education to associate academic affairs VP at Indiana State.
Margaret Raymond, JD.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Margaret Raymond, JD, moves from professor of law at the University of Iowa to become dean of the University of Wisconsin law school
Nona Richardson.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Nona Richardson becomes interim director of athletics at UC Davis, where she has been executive senior associate AD and Senior Woman Administrator.
Dr. Marci Sortor.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Marci Sortor moves from professor of history and associate dean at Grinnell College IA to provost at St. Olaf College MN.
Dr. Jessica Stumpf.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Jessica Stumpf, who has been interim president of Anoka-Ramsey Community college in Minnesota, also becomes interim president of Anoka Technical College.
Dr. Robin J. Tricoli.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Robin J. Tricoli became the 22nd president of Hiwassee College TN in May. An experienced planner, organizer and feminist, she has held administrative and consulting posts at the University of Georgia, Fresno State University and Northern...
Dr. Beverly Warren.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Beverly Warren, who has served as interim since April 2010, moves to provost and VP for academic affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Anna M. Wasescha.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Anna M. Wasescha becomes president of Middlesex Community College CT on July 2. She is now special assistant to the president of the Minnesota State Community and Technical College System, having been provost of its Fergus Falls campus.
Dr. Renee White.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Renee White moves from professor of sociology and black studies at Fairfield University CT to dean of the college of arts and sciences at Simmons College MA.
Dr. Jane Wood.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Dr. Jane Wood moves from interim to dean of the college of liberal arts and sciences at Park University MO.
Noreen Yamane.(Women on the Move)
June 1, 2011... Noreen Yamane moves from interim vice chancellor for academic affairs to chancellor of Hawaii Community College.
It's never too soon to start preparing for tenure.
June 1, 2011... I am responsible for who I am and who I want to be," said Susan Bulkeley Butler, mincing no words about her life. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] That attitude propelled her to become one of five women in the first class of the Purdue University IN...
Check your ego at the door: the role of the AVP.(associate vice president)
June 1, 2011... Ever since the dean of women and dean of men positions morphed into the job of dean of students after World War II, women have traditionally been relegated to the number two position as assistant or associate vice president (AVP) of student...
UNC Charlotte mentor program supports mid-career faculty.(IN HER OWN WORDS)
June 1, 2011... Universities generally do a good job in helping to acclimate new faculty, often through mentoring programs. But often mid-career tenured faculty are left to blaze their own trails for promotion to full professor. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] We...
Considering a doctorate? 10 things you need to know.
June 1, 2011... Dr. Jenny Bloom didn't know what she was getting into when she first started doctoral studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was an academic advisor at the school's Institute of Aviation with about a year to go on her...
Gender equality in the 21st century ivory tower? Old boys' club still challenges single moms.(IN HER OWN WORDS)
June 1, 2011... This essay describes my personal journey in academia as a working mother trying to balance the two loves of my life: my son and my scholarship. Ultimately I was unfairly forced to make a very difficult decision that led me to choose between...
Girls just ought to have fun.(THE LAST LAUGH)
June 1, 2011... Where I come from--Wisconsin--summer is the very best season of them all. As a kid, I could ride my Schwinn bike much later into the summer night for adventures, and still get home soon after dusk. If my bike light's huge size D batteries...