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Views differ on feminism, leadership across generations.
May 1, 2009... Women have always dominated student affairs professionals, resulting in today's array of women of different ages and generations working together. How do their views on feminism and leadership differ? What are some strategies and solutions...
OpEd Project advances women's voices.(NEWSWATCH)
May 1, 2009... Stanford University CA is partnering with the OpEd Project to bring more women's voices to newspapers' editorial pages. With 80 to 90% of all op-ed pieces being written by men, the project aims to get more women writing. The partnership...
Women-led universities share $60+ million.(NEWSWATCH)
May 1, 2009... At least a dozen U.S. colleges and universities recently received anonymous donations totaling more than $60 million. Their common thread is having a woman leader. A bank executive or lawyer contacts the school, announces and arranges a...
Notre Dame wants still wants Obama.(NEWSWATCH)(University of Notre Dame)(Brief article)
May 1, 2009... Notre Dame's invitation to have President Obama speak at its May graduation ceremony is still on, despite opposition by many students, staff and alums. Obama is scheduled to give the commencement address and receive and honorary doctor...
Ousted NC state chancellor alleges bias.(NEWSWATCH)
May 1, 2009... A former chancellor is suing the University of North Carolina system, claiming she was discriminated against and forced out two years ago, T.J. Bryan was the first female chancellor at Fayetteville State University, part of UNC. In her...
Whistleblower wins $349,000 jury award.(NEWSWATCH)
May 1, 2009... The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey must pay a former employee $349,000 for retaliating against her, a jury ruled recently. The jury found that UMDNJ passed over Carol Caprarola, former government affairs coordinator,...
Harvard lost $11 billion in risky investments.(NEWSWATCH)
May 1, 2009... Harvard University has likely lost about $11 billion, or 30% of its $37 billion endowment due to risky investments. The school invested heavily in commodities, hedge funds, credit default swaps and private equity partnerships. Its money...
Harvard whistleblower fired over concerns.(NEWSWATCH)
May 1, 2009... A former Harvard money manager was fired for voicing concerns to Harvard officials, according to the manager. Iris Mack, the second black woman to earn a Harvard PhD in applied math, joined the Harvard Management Company in 2002. She said...
Faculty don't feel responsible for grad student attrition rate of more than 50%.(NEWSWATCH)
May 1, 2009... Many professors do not feel responsible for graduate student attrition, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in San Diego in April. Dr. Susan Gardner, assistant professor...
WGU to offer RN online degree program.(NEWSWATCH)
May 1, 2009... In an effort to address the nursing shortage, California's Western Governors University is opening the first national, accredited, online competency-based bachelors degree program to prepare students for initial licensing as an RN. The...
TCU dumps plan for gay-themed housing.(NEWSWATCH)
May 1, 2009... After an uproar following the announcment that one of eight new themed housing sections would be on gay issues, Texas Christian University has decided not to open them this fall. Hundreds of blogs and media Web sites did not influence his...
Despite $10m deficit, UK to pay coach $32M.(NEWSWATCH)
May 1, 2009... The University of Kentucky signed its new men's basketball coach to an eight-year, $32 million deal, while it is bracing for a $10 million budget deficit next year. UK is making John Calipari the highest-paid coach in college basketball....
Ex-coach at Hawaii sues over retaliation.(NEWSWATCH)(Jim Bolla)(Brief article)
May 1, 2009... The University of Hawaii's former women's basketball coach is suing the school for wrongful termination, claiming he is a victim of retaliation. Jim Bolla was fired recently after allegations that he kicked a player in practice. But Bolla...
OCR Investigates Alfred U. on Title IX.(NEWSWATCH)(Office for Civil Rights, treatment of women student athletes at Alfred University)(Brief article)
May 1, 2009... The federal Office for Civil Rights is investigating possible Title IX violations at Alfred University NY after a complaint by parents of female student athletes. The parents are asking for improvements in facilities, staffing and coaching...
Quinnipiac U. Sued for cutting volleyball.(NEWSWATCH)
May 1, 2009... Alleging that Quinnipiac University CT has failed to provide equal opportunities to participate in varsity sports, a group of volleyball players and the coach of the team slated for elimination have sued the school in federal court. The...
Women holding their own in administrative salaries.
May 1, 2009... A mid planned furloughs, salary reductions and hiring freezes, data compiled for the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) administrative salary survey might seem irrelevant today. But the data do...
Three ways to teach young women students to lead.
May 1, 2009... Before long the women who came of age in the 1960s and '70s will move on. Will today's young women be ready to lead? They have everything going for them: great grades, sharp minds, a majority presence on campus, role models and the groundwork...
Twilight series provides multicultural insights.(IN HER OWN WORDS)
May 1, 2009... Stephanie Meyers' popular Twilight series offers insight into issues of cultural diversity from a new perspective. A new type of 'other' While educators and diversity trainers have spent decades teaching students, faculty, staff and...
Modeling feminism in student affairs and beyond.
May 1, 2009... Do you think of yourself as a feminist? Are you comfortable wearing that identity at work? It's a natural fit in student affairs but that doesn't always mean it's easy. This year's NASPA conference session on feminism in student affairs grew...
What can we learn from ADs who are black females?(IN HER OWN WORDS)(athletic directors)
May 1, 2009... Today I share with you the experiences of eight phenomenal women. I call them phenomenal because when you consider the definition of phenomenal--something highly extraordinary or prodigious--these women truly embody these characteristics. The...
Dr. Paula Allen-Meares.(Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Dr. Paula Allen-Meares moves from dean of the school of social work at the University of Michigan to become chancellor of the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Nada Marie Assaf-Anid.(Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Dr. Nada Marie Assaf-Anid moves from chair and graduate program director of the chemical engineering department at Manhattan College NY to dean of the school of engineering and computing sciences at the New York Institute of Technology.
Dr. Lori Bettison-Varga.(Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Dr. Lori Bettison-Varga moves from provost and dean of the faculty at Whitman College WA to become president of Scripps College CA on July 1.
Dr. Sharon Bone.(Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Dr. Sharon Bone moves from dean of the academic advancement division at Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana, to executive director of Ivy Tech Community College-Greencastle.
Jeri Dixon.(Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Jeri Dixon moves from adult education manager at City College's of Chicago Harry S. Truman College to dean of adult education at Waubonsee Community College IL.
Sr. Jane Gerety.(Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Sr. Jane Gerety moves from executive board member of Saint Joseph's Health System GA to president of Salve Regina University RI.
Dr. Judith Maxwell Greig.(Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Dr. Judith Maxwell Greig moves from acting to president of Notre Dame de Namur University CA.
Phoebe A. Haddon.(Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Phoebe A. Haddon moves from law professor of the law school at Temple University PA to dean of the University of Maryland school of law, the second woman and the first African-American in the job.
Vivian Hoexter.(Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Vivian Hoexter is the new VP for marketing and development at CUNY's John Jay College. She was most recently CEO of Gilda's Club Worldwide.
Dr. Muriel A. Howard.(Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Dr. Muriel A. Howard moves from president of SUNY at Buffalo to become president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in DC.
Melissa Jackson.(Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Melissa Jackson moves from general counsel at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to general counsel at North Carolina Central University.
Dr. Martha J. Kanter.(Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Dr. Martha J. Kanter is the nominee for under secretary of education, who would be the first community college leader to hold the U.S. Education Department's top postsecondary job. She is the chancellor of the Foothills-De Anza community...
Barbara Leonard.(Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Barbara Leonard moves from associate dean of the school of education at High Point University NC to president of the foundation at Davidson County Community College NC.
Dr. Dianne Lynch.(Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Dr. Dianne Lynch moves from dean of the school of communications at Ithaca College NY to president of Stephens College MO.
Dr. Margaret McLaughlin.(Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Dr. Margaret McLaughlin moves from dean of health professions at the College of St. Catherine in Minneapolis to provost/VP of academic affairs at Carlow University PA.
Early life sows seeds for successful leadership.
May 1, 2009... Do women's early life experiences with family, school and extracurricular activities predict their success as leaders? Research by four women at Western Carolina University suggests they do. The initial goal of a research study conducted...
Multi-tasking as doctoral student/faculty/caregiver.(IN HER OWN WORDS)
May 1, 2009... For those in an academic career, the triad of teaching, scholarship and service require distinct focus in dedicating efforts toward promotion and tenure. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Recent attention has been given to the demands of...
Dr. Nancy B. Moody.(More Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Dr. Nancy B. Moody moves from president of Lincoln Memorial University TN to become the first female president of Tusculum College TN
Sandy Mooney.(More Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Sandy Mooney moves from VP for financial affairs at Texas Chiropractic College to VP for financial operations at Houston Baptist University TX.
Dr. Valerie Newhouse.(More Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Dr. Valerie Newhouse moves from executive VP to interim president at Iowa Lakes Community College.
Jeanne Plecenik.(More Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Jeanne Plecenik moves from VP and treasurer at The New School NY to VP for business affairs and CFO at Marist College NY.
Drucilla Stender Ramey.(More Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Drucilla Stender Ramey, who has been executive director of the National Association of Women Judges, becomes dean of the Golden Gate University CA school of law on August 1.
Dr. Janet Morgan Riggs.(More Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Dr. Janet Morgan Riggs moves from interim to president of Gettysburg College PA.
Jackie Saxon.(More Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Jackie Saxon moves from admissions counselor to VP for student affairs and vocation at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary TX.
Tracy Schroeder.(More Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Tracy Schroeder moves cross country, from VP for information technology and CIO at the University of San Francisco to VP for the office of information systems at Boston University.
Dr. Joan Shaver.(More Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Dr. Joan Shaver moves from dean of the college of nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago to the same position at the University of Arizona.
Dr. Charlita Shelton.(More Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Dr. Charlita Shelton moves from diversity director of the Apollo Group to president of the University of the Rockies in Colorado Springs CO.
Dr. Jeanne S. Steffes.(More Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Dr. Jeanne S. Steffes moves from associate VP for student affairs at Syracuse University NY to VP for student affairs and dean of students at Western New England College MA on July 1.
Dr. Elizabeth Stroble.(More Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Dr. Elizabeth Stroble moves from senior VP, provost and COO at the University of Akron OH to president and CEO of Webster University MO.
Dr. Martha Wilson.(More Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Dr. Martha Wilson moves from associate VP for academic affairs at Macon State College GA to academic VP at Lincoln College IL.
Dr. Betty Young.(More Women on the Move)
May 1, 2009... Dr. Betty Young moves from president of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College NC to president of Houston Community College TX Coleman College for Health Science.
Spring teases us into believing it's here.(THE LAST LAUGH)(Column)
May 1, 2009... If you live in the frozen tundra regions of the USA, being certain that spring has truly arrived is one of its rewards. Since I am blessed with access to a large lake, I try to walk out to the end of the pier at least once every day, although I...