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

Of the 27 high-ranking universities for which we have data, women were a majority of the entering students at 17 schools. Three years ago, women were a majority of the first-year students at only 11 high-ranking universities.

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

Of the 21 high-ranking liberal arts colleges for which we have data, women were a majority of the entering students at 20 schools. A year ago, women were a majority of the entering students at only 13 schools. This is a major development.

Fourteen Women “Geniuses” Win MacArthur Fellowships

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 25 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Fourteen women are among the 25 new MacArthur Fellows.

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

A WIAReport analysis of the list of the 75 members of the latest cohort elected into the National Academy of Medicine finds that 29, or 39 percent, are women. Just two years ago, women were just 30 percent of the new members.

A Record Year for Women and Rhodes Scholarships

Only six times have women outnumbered men among the American Rhodes Scholars selected in that particular year. This year 21 of the 32 Rhodes Scholarship winners are women.

Eight Women Faculty Members Named to the National Academy of Engineering

According to an analysis of the new membership list, it appears that there are 19 women among the 83 new members of the National Academy of Engineering. Eight of the 19 new women members currently hold faculty posts in academia.

  • Appointments

  • New Assignments for Nine Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

    New Assignments for Nine Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

    Mar. 22, 2019 - Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.
  • Universities Appoint Six Women to Dean Posts

    Universities Appoint Six Women to Dean Posts

    Mar. 21, 2019 - The new deans are Michèle Alexandre at Stetson University in Florida, Kristine L. Blair at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Bernadette Boden-Albala at the University of California, Irvine, Melissa Gresalfi at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Julia DeLoia at Hollins University in Virginia, and Teresa Reed at the University of Louisville.
  • Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

    Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

    Mar. 21, 2019 - The five women appointed to endowed chairs are Bethany Rittle-Johnson at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Debra Fischer at Yale University in Connecticut, Jane Aiken at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Pearl K. Dowe at Emory University in Atlanta, and Tami Bond at Colorado State University.
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