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Values as a foundation for leadership in higher education.
March 1, 2006... "Leadership is all about values." We hear this frequently, but what does it mean? "I had read that line many times, but I never got it until I became an administrator," said Dr. Jolene Koester, president of California State...
AAUW reports pervasive sex harassment.(NEWSWATCH)
March 1, 2006... Nearly two-thirds of undergraduates report encountering some type of sexual harassment while at college, according to a new report released by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation. Drawing the Line:...
Tennessee faculty urges sex behavior policy.(NEWSWATCH)
March 1, 2006... Female faculty members at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are pushing for a sexual behavior policy in the aftermath of an alleged assault on a female student by six former football players last fall. As reported in Newswatch in...
White house plans huge cuts to higher Ed.(higher education)
March 1, 2006... President Bush's spending plan for 2007 left educators and students high and dry. The $54.4 billion in discretionary appropriations for the Department of Education is down 5.5% from the 2006 budget. In his plan, the maximum Pell Grant...
Black students 'harassed' at U of Michigan.(NEWSWATCH)
March 1, 2006... The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor has failed to provide some students with the academic and financial support needed for success, according to a discrimination complaint filed by a group of black students. The group, the Coalition...
Catholic prezes restrict 'Vagina Monologues'.(play)(Brief article)
March 1, 2006... Several Catholic colleges have limited performances of The Vagina Monologues, an Eve Ensler play about female sexuality and violence against women. Activists typically put on the play on Valentine's Day to raise money and awareness to stop...
Berklee joins effort to balance hip-hop.(NEWSWATCH)
March 1, 2006... Massachusetts's Berklee College of Music is joining Essence magazine's Take Back the Music campaign to help encourage young artists who offer alternatives to violent and anti-women lyrics found in a lot of popular hip-hop music. "Berklee...
Stanford extends leave to all grad moms.(NEWSWATCH)(female graduate students )(Stanford University )(Brief article)
March 1, 2006... Following the lead of its chemistry department, Stanford University CA announced a new policy to help all female graduate students balance motherhood and academics. The university-wide policy gives students an accommodation period of two...
Panel hears of intense pressure on athletes.(NEWSWATCH)
March 1, 2006... The conflicting pressures of academics and sports can bring "huge stress" to college athletes, according to participants at a conference sponsored by the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. The pressures can start...
CSU system said to ignore whistle-blowers.(NEWSWATCH)
March 1, 2006... California State University's whistle-blower program doesn't work, according to a complaint filed by seven current and former CSU employees. They claim the program failed to protect them from retaliation after they reported wrongdoing. ...
Surprise: white males still rule athletics.(NEWSWATCH)
March 1, 2006... White men still hold the strong majority of the most powerful jobs in college sports, according to a recent report by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida. While slightly more members of...
SIU caves to Justice Dept, opens programs.(Southern Illinois University)(Brief article)
March 1, 2006... The Board of Trustees at Southern Illinois University recently approved an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department that makes all students eligible for three fellowship programs previously reserved for women and minorities. The...
Cheerleader ousted over Hooters job.(NEWSWATCH)
March 1, 2006... A freshman at East Tennessee State University claimed that she was kicked off the cheerleading squad because the coach objected to her waitressing job at the local Hooters restaurant. Kimberly Sams claimed that she was dismissed without...
University of Mary retains its 'Marauders'.(NEWSWATCH)(no changing of nickname)(Brief article)
March 1, 2006... After deliberating about its school mascot, the University of Mary will remain the Marauders, according to Al Bortke, the school's AD. Administrators at the North Dakota school did not see a need to change the nickname. The school's...
Top court supports woman named 'abuser'.(NEWSWATCH)(Wanda Young wrongly suspected as child abuser)(Brief article)
March 1, 2006... Canada's Supreme Court recently ordered Newfoundland's Memorial University to pay more than $800,000 to a woman whom the school wrongly identified as a suspected child abuser. Most is in punitive damages unrelated to her loss of income. ...
New Hampshire fight song nixed as racist.(University of New Hampshire, hockey team song)(Brief article)
March 1, 2006... A rock song called "Black Betty" used to fire up the University of New Hampshire hockey team for about 10 years finally has been banned as "theoretically racist." The NAACP called the song offensive to black women when it came out nearly...
2005 student survey shows political, social awareness.
March 1, 2006... In the wake of national tragedies such as Hurricane Katrina and the continuing war in Iraq, college students are facing unique natural and political disasters for the first time in their lives. With these challenges comes a growing sense of...
Mentoring administrators in a changing academy.(IN THEIR OWN WORDS)
March 1, 2006... Part II Mentoring is valuable to develop successful administrators. Often administrative mentoring has been informal, with campus administrators serving as role models. A more formal program allows each school to provide relevant,...
Building relationships in a diverse department.(diverse work environment)
March 1, 2006... When you work with people every day, it's crucial to have a positive relationship with them. It makes for a more pleasant environment, improves communication, reduces stress, and decreases errors and turf battles--ultimately serving the...
Stories from 'third-shift' women on a tightrope.
March 1, 2006... "We are amazing, but at what costs?" asked Pamela Rehkopf, program manager in the division of Workplace Credit Programs at the University of Toledo OH. "The ongoing question is 'Why are we still killing ourselves to be the perfect wife,...
Dr. Lois S. Becker.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Dr. Lois S. Becker, provost at Nevada State College at Henderson, moves to senior VP for academic affairs at Jacksonville University FL.
Pamela Bernard.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Pamela Bernard, VP and general counsel at the University of Florida, will become VP and general counsel at Duke University NC on July 1.
Dr. Joanne Burrows.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Dr. Joanne Burrows, chief academic officer at Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College IN since 2003, has been named president of Clarke College IA.
Kimberley Kline.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Kimberley Kline, acting chief financial officer of the SUNY system and VP/CEO/chief of staff for SUNY's Maritime College, becomes vice chancellor and CFO for the SUNY system.
Paula D. Cunningham.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Paula D. Cunningham, former president of Lansing Community College MI, has been appointed director of Michigan's Department of Labor and Economic Growth.
Dr. Bernadette Gray-Little.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Dr. Bernadette Gray-Little, dean of the college of arts and sciences after 35 years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will become the school's executive vice chancellor and provost.
Dr. Patricia G. Green.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Dr. Patricia G. Green, dean of undergraduates at Babson College, becomes provost on July 1.
Dr. Connie J. Harrison.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Dr. Connie J. Harrison, interim campus director and VP for academics at Baker College of Port Huron MI, becomes president.
Dr. Eve J. Higgenbotham.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Dr. Eve J. Higgenbotham, chair of the ophthalmology and visual sciences department at the University of Maryland school of medicine, becomes dean and senior VP for academic affairs at the Morehouse school of Medicine GA.
Dr. Judith Little.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Dr. Judith Little, who has been director of foundations for the National Urban League, is now VP of institutional advancement at Paine College GA.
Dr. Mary Ellen McGillian.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Dr. Mary Ellen McGillian, assistant VP for development at the University of Notre Dame IN, becomes VP for central development programs at the Oregon State University Foundation.
Dr. Carolyn Winstead Meyers.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Dr. Carolyn Winstead Meyers, an engineer who is provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina A&T University, will be the next president of Norfolk State University VA.
Leah Meyers.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Leah Meyers has been chosen president of Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. She has been executive lead at the Ministry of Research and Innovation.
Linda Masci.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Linda Masci, former VP and GM of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Haven, becomes VP for institutional advancement at the University of New Haven CT.
Donna Nance.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Donna Nance, director of finance at Oklahoma City Community College, becomes VP for business and finance.
Dr. Jeanne Ortiz.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Dr. Jeanne Ortiz, VP for student development and dean of students at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, becomes dean of students at Whittier College CA.
Mary Savilla Petersen.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Mary Savilla Petersen, who has been a legal consultant to Seattle University since 1985, became the school's new VP and university counsel in February.
Audrey Phillips.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Audrey Phillips became AD at Malcom X College, one of the city colleges of Chicago. She was the assistant AD and SWA at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Kay K. Schallenkamp.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Dr. Kay K. Schallenkamp, who has been president of Emporia State University KS since 1997, will become the 9th president of Black Hills State University SD on July 1.
Dr. Ann Steiner.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Dr. Ann Steiner, professor of classics and associate dean of the faculty at Franklin and Marshall University PA, becomes provost and dean of the faculty.
Dr. Lisa Tedesco.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Dr. Lisa Tedesco, former VP and secretary at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, becomes dean of the graduate school of arts and sciences at Emory University NC.
Dr. Linda Timm.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Dr. Linda Timm, VP for student affairs at Saint Mary's College IN, will become president of Mount Mary College WI this summer.
Dr. Jo Rae Wright.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Dr. Jo Rae Wright, vice dean of basic science at the Duke University school of medicine, becomes dean of the graduate school and vice provost.
Dr. Vicki Wolfe.(Women on the Move)
March 1, 2006... Dr. Vicki Wolfe, chair of the department of education at Southeastern Bible College AL, becomes provost and VP for education.
Coming to know one's privilege.
March 1, 2006... In 1989, Wellesley College professor Peggy McIntosh compiled a list of privileges she felt she had because she has white skin. In her journey to understand her own privilege, Dr. Sharon Anderson realized that many people who have...
How to construct your resume in the electronic age.
March 1, 2006... When you mail off a resume, do you picture the person who opens the envelope sitting down to read it? In some organizations, those days are gone. Employers who get thousands of applications use a computer for the first cut. When an...
Negotiating where others fear to tread.
March 1, 2006... Many women were never socialized to ask for or negotiate anything. The instructions were to take care of others' needs before worrying about their own. Careers simply happened. Janet McCord, director of thanatology at Marian College WI,...
Thanks for creating the garden, president Bunting.(Polly Bunting)
March 1, 2006... Life doesn't have to be a racetrack. It could be a garden, Dr. Polly Bunting said. She challenged the assumption that women must choose between racetrack careers and women's traditional roles. She was midway through her presidency at...
Self-doubt and an ethic of care inspire women leaders.
March 1, 2006... Countless barriers confront women, minorities and first-generation college students. External barriers are most visible but some of the biggest are internal. How do academics on the margins get past self-doubt to self-acceptance and hope? ...
Women lead top campuses in Canada.
March 1, 2006... After chiding fellow Canadians for being "the great frozen political north for women" in choosing women as leaders of political parties in Canada, columnist Jeffery Simpson of the Toronto Globe and Mail said that at least they got it right in...
The female privilege checklist.(THE LAST LAUGH)(Column)
March 1, 2006... When I first heard Wellesley Professor Peggy McIntosh discuss her 1989 essay on "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack," at a conference, I was moved. As the editor and publisher of Women in Higher Education, I immediately...