Women Make Up More Than 60 Percent of the 2017 Class of Truman Scholars

This year, 62 Truman scholars were selected from 768 candidates nominated by 315 colleges and universities. Of this year’s 62 Truman Scholars, 38, or 61.3 percent, are women.

Ten Women Faculty Members Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

According to an analysis of the new membership list, it appears that there are 19 women among the 84 new members of the National Academy of Engineering. Ten of the 19 new women members currently hold faculty posts in academia.

Seventeen Women Win Marshall Scholarships

This year 40 Marshall Scholarships were given out enabling American students to pursue two years of graduate study at educational institutions in the United Kingdom. Seventeen of this year’s recipients are women.

Women Making Progress in Election to the National Academy of Medicine

An analysis of the list of the 70 new members of the National Academy of Medicine finds that 28, or 40 percent, are women. Most have current affiliations with academic institutions. A year ago, women were 30 percent of the new members.

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

Of the 25 high-ranking research universities that responded to our survey, women were a majority of the entering students at 18 schools. For the sixth year in a row, UNC Chapel Hill has the highest percentage of women in its entering class.

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

We have surveyed the nation’s highest-ranking co-educational liberal arts colleges to determine the percentage of women in this year’s entering classes, gender differences in acceptance rates, and the progress women have made in the past year.

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