Six Women Named Mitchell Scholars

The US-Ireland Alliance has announced the 12 members of the George J. Mitchell Scholar Class of 2025. As one of the country’s most prestigious scholarship programs, it sends future American leaders to the island of Ireland for a year of graduate study. 

Twenty Women Among This Year’s Cohort of 32 Rhodes Scholars From the U.S.

Recently, the Rhodes Trust announced the 32 American winners of Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at Oxford University in England. Of the 32 Rhodes Scholars from the United States this year, 20 are women.

Ten Women With Current Ties to Academia Named MacArthur Fellows

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 20 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Ten women academics are among the 20 new MacArthur Fellows.

Nine Women Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions at Cornell University

Twenty-three faculty members in the College of Arts & Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, were recently honored with endowed professorships. Nine of the 23 appointments to endowed faculty positions went to women.

First-Year Women Students at the Nation’s Leading Liberal Arts Colleges

This is the first time in the history of our survey that women made up a majority of entering students at all responding, high-ranking liberal arts institutions.

First-Year Women Students at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

Of the 27 high-ranking research universities for which we have data, women were the majority of the entering students at 22 schools. This is up from 21 a year ago and 18 two years ago.

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  • Safiya George Named President of the University of the Virgin Islands

    Safiya George Named President of the University of the Virgin Islands

    Feb. 21, 2024 - “As a servant leader, I am confident I will be an effective President for the University of the Virgin Islands and will remain humble and grounded with a sincere desire to improve outcomes and the lives of students, faculty, staff, and the community," says Safiya George, who will assume the role of president of the University of the Virgin Islands
  • Bucknell University Appoints Wendy Sternburg as Provost

    Bucknell University Appoints Wendy Sternburg as Provost

    Feb. 21, 2024 - Wendy Sternberg, vice president for academic affairs and dean of Occidental College, has been named provost of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. She will begin her new duties on July 1.
  • Manya Whitaker Will Be the New Leader of Colorado College

    Manya Whitaker Will Be the New Leader of Colorado College

    Feb. 21, 2024 - Colorado College executive vice president and chief of staff, Manya Whitaker, has been elevated to interim president effective July 1. Her selection follows the resignation of Colorado College's first woman of color president, L. Song Richardson.
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    Three Women Appointed to New Faculty Positions

    Feb. 22, 2024 - Taking on new faculty assignments are Isabel Rambob at the University of Oklahoma, Rebecca Dingo at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Sez Atamturktur Russcher of Clemson University in South Carolina.
  • A Trio of Women Appointed Dean

    A Trio of Women Appointed Dean

    Feb. 22, 2024 - Nadine Barnett Cosby, Korrie Blanchard Smith, and Neslihan Alp are taking on new deanships at Quinnipiac University, Wake Technical Community College, and the Oregon Institute of Technology.
  • Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

    Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

    Feb. 22, 2024 - Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.
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    In Memoriam: Dana Fox, 1957-2024 [2.16.2024]

    Throughout the course of her 28 year career, Dana Fox served as a professor of English education, holding faculty appointments at the University of Georgia, the University of Arizona, George State University, and Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

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  • Mary Boyce Receives the 2024 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering

    Mary Boyce Receives the 2024 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering [2.15.2024]

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    Four Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans [2.15.2024]

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