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

Of the 28 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. Four years ago, women were a majority at only 11 high-ranking universities.

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

A survey of the nation’s highest-ranking co-educational liberal arts colleges to determine the percentage of women in this year’s entering classes. Also: gender differences in acceptance rates and whether women have made gains in enrollments.

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.

Women Make Big Strides at the National Academy of Engineering

It appears that there are 33 women among the 83 new members of the National Academy of Engineering. This is a huge increase from a year ago, when 19 women were among the 83 new members.

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.

  • Appointments

  • Three Women Faculty Members at State Universities Who Are Taking on New Roles

    Three Women Faculty Members at State Universities Who Are Taking on New Roles

    Mar. 27, 2020 - Carey Ellis Laffoon was promoted to full professor of nursing at Arkansas Tech University. Jami Fullerton, a professor of strategic communication at Oklahoma State was named chief editor of Journalism & Mass Communication Educator and Chrysanthi Leon, associate professor of sociology at the University of Delaware, was named deputy director
  • Eddith Dashiell to Lead the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University

    Eddith Dashiell to Lead the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University

    Mar. 26, 2020 - Dashiell joined the Ohio University faculty in 1992 and currently serves as an associate professor and associate director of undergraduate programs for the journalism school. Earlier, she taught at Middle Tennessee State University and Indiana University while pursuing her graduate degrees.
  • Three Women in Academia Appointed to Positions as Deans

    Three Women in Academia Appointed to Positions as Deans

    Mar. 26, 2020 - Tricia Gatlin will be the next dean of its Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. Bettye Grable has been named the acting dean of the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication at Florida A&M University and Joy K. Ward will be the next
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