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

The admissions cycle for the Class of 2024 that began school in the fall of 2020 was far from normal. The global pandemic impacted students’ plans for college, parents’ ability to pay for college and the willingness of students to be on campus.

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 a majority of the entering students at 18 schools. This is the same number as a year ago. Five years ago, women were a majority at only 11 high-ranking universities.

Nine Women Named Mitchell Scholars

The US-Ireland Alliance recently announced the 12 members of the George J. Mitchell Scholar Class of 2022. Nine of the Mitchell Scholars this year are women.

Women Named Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for Research & Teaching in Chemistry

Winners of these awards are within the first five years of their academic careers, have each created an outstanding independent body of scholarship in the chemical sciences, and are deeply committed to education.

A Record Number of Women Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences recently announced the election of 100 new members. This year, 40 of the new members are women, the most ever elected to the academy in a single year.

Twelve Women Assistant Professors Named 2019 Cottrell Scholars

These awards provide $100,000 to each recipient identified as a leader in integrating science teaching and research at a top U.S. research university or a primarily undergraduate institution.

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  • Summer Johnson McGee Appointed President of Salem Academy and College in North Carolina

    Summer Johnson McGee Appointed President of Salem Academy and College in North Carolina

    Jun. 23, 2021 - Dr. McGee is the founding and current dean of the School of Health Sciences at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut. Before joining the University of New Haven, Dr. McGee served on the faculty of Loyola University Chicago, the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and Albany Medical College.
  • Northeastern University Throws a Lifeline to Mills College

    Northeastern University Throws a Lifeline to Mills College

    Jun. 23, 2021 - In March 2021, Mills College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Oakland, California, that was founded in 1853, announced plans to end degree programs and transition to an academic institute. Now Northeastern University in Boston has made a proposal to bring Mills College into its global community.
  • Prescott College in Arizona Names Barbara Morris as Its New President

    Prescott College in Arizona Names Barbara Morris as Its New President

    Jun. 23, 2021 - Barbara Morris currently serves as associate vice provost and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs for the State University System of New York. Prior to her current role at SUNY, Dr. Morris served as president of SUNY Oneonta. Earlier, she spent 15 years on the faculty at the University of Redlands in California.
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  • Two Women Academics Awarded Pulitzer Prizes

    Two Women Academics Awarded Pulitzer Prizes

    Jun. 24, 2021 - Natalie Diaz, an associate professor of English at Arizona State University, has been awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and Marcia Chatelain, a professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., won the Pulitzer Prize in history.
  • Berkeley’s Jennifer Tour Chayes Honored by the Association for Computing Machinery

    Jun. 24, 2021 - Dr. Chayes, a professor, dean, and associate provost for the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley, was honored for her effective leadership, mentorship, and dedication to diversity during her distinguished career of computer science research, teaching, and institution building.
  • Sophie Dumont Wins the $250,000 Byers Award for Basic Science

    Sophie Dumont Wins the $250,000 Byers Award for Basic Science

    Jun. 24, 2021 - Sophie Dumont is an associate professor of bioengineering at the University of California, San Franciso. Her lab focuses on the spindle, a “machine” operating in the middle of the cell to segregate chromosomes and ensures each new cell receives a full set of the genome to perform its function in
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