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Three Former Deans Settle Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against the Arizona Board of Regents

Three Former Deans Settle Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against the Arizona Board of Regents

Three women scholars claimed that they were discriminated against because of their gender and were paid significantly less than some of their male colleagues.

University of Arizona Settles Pay Discrimination Lawsuit Filed by Three Former Women Deans

University of Arizona Settles Pay Discrimination Lawsuit Filed by Three Former Women Deans

In 2018, a $2 million lawsuit was filed against the Arizona Board of Regents alleging that there was university-wide gender discrimination in pay. That suit has now been settled.

Report Finds Only a Small Fraction of Academic Research is Authored by Women

Report Finds Only a Small Fraction of Academic Research is Authored by Women

For this report, the researchers scanned 14.6 million studies published between 2006 and 2017 by scientists at 963 institutions across the world, determining gender of authors from their first names. In the United States, women were authors on 31.8 percent of all academic research. Lower female representation existed in the U.K. and Germany.

University of Virginia Law School Team Aids Legal Effort to Improve Health Care at a Women's Prison

University of Virginia Law School Team Aids Legal Effort to Improve Health Care at a Women’s Prison

Alumni and students from the University of Virginia School of Law were on a legal team that recently won an injunction against officials at the Virginia Department of Corrections that mandates improve healthcare for women at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women in Troy, Virginia.

Scholar Claims Wichita State University Retracted a Job Offer After She Revealed She Was Pregnant

Scholar Claims Wichita State University Retracted a Job Offer After She Revealed She Was Pregnant

The plaintiff, now a visiting scholar at Oberlin College in Ohio, claims that she was offered a job at Wichita State. After she had mentioned she was pregnant and inquired about childcare facilities on campus, the job offer was retracted, according to the lawsuit.

Vanderbilt Leaders Collaborate to Address Key Issues Facing Women Staff

Vanderbilt Leaders Collaborate to Address Key Issues Facing Women Staff

Administrative leaders at Vanderbilt University have partnered together to establish a collaborative approach to study and address key issues facing women on the university’s staff.

Women Entrepreneurs Are More Successful Than Men in Raising Money on Crowdfunding Platforms

Women Entrepreneurs Are More Successful Than Men in Raising Money on Crowdfunding Platforms

Researchers found that while women seeking funds for start-up ventures have been at a disadvantage to men with traditional funding sources. But crowdfunding investors take the opposite view. These investors tend to believe women are more trustworthy.

Woman Coach Files Lawsuit Against Edinboro University Claiming Pay Discrimination

Woman Coach Files Lawsuit Against Edinboro University Claiming Pay Discrimination

According to a lawsuit, Melissa Soboleski, the women’s volleyball coach at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, earned $64,344 in 2016 while male coaches in similarly categorized sports earned as much as $120,872.

North Carolina State University Project to Address Perceived Bias in Engineering Education

North Carolina State University Project to Address Perceived Bias in Engineering Education

The new study aims to develop a set of best practices which can be implemented by universities to reduce perceived bias in graduate engineering programs, and possibly for other STEM graduate programs.

Former Dean Sues the University of Arizona Claiming She Was Underpaid for More Than 20 Years

Former Dean Sues the University of Arizona Claiming She Was Underpaid for More Than 20 Years

Professor Patricia MacCorquodale claims that she was underpaid for two decades. According to the lawsuit, when she was let go as dean of the Honors College in 2016 after 23 years on the job, she had a salary of $162,750 while the average salary paid to male deans at the university was $320,212.

New Study Examines the Extent of Discrimination Faced by Women in the United States

New Study Examines the Extent of Discrimination Faced by Women in the United States

Among the findings in the new report from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health are that more than a third of women with a college education said they had heard offensive remarks about their gender compared to only 8 percent of women who did not attend college.

University Survey Finds That Physicians Who Are Mothers Face Widespread Workplace Discrimination

University Survey Finds That Physicians Who Are Mothers Face Widespread Workplace Discrimination

The survey found that 66 percent of mothers who are physicians reported gender discrimination and 36 percent reported maternal discrimination. Nearly a third said they had experienced discrimination relating to pregnancy or maternity leave and 17 percent said they faced discrimination relating to breastfeeding.

Professors Find Gender Discrimination in Punishment of Financial Advisers Who Commit Misconduct

Professors Find Gender Discrimination in Punishment of Financial Advisers Who Commit Misconduct

The report, authroed by finance professor at the University of Minnesota, the University of Chicago, and Stanford University, finds that women financial advisers are half as likely as their male colleagues to commit misconduct. But the study found that after cases of misconduct 55 percent of men – but only 45 percent of women – remain with the same firm.

Scholar Finds a Hidden Bias Against Women Authors of Economics Papers

Scholar Finds a Hidden Bias Against Women Authors of Economics Papers

Erin Hengel, an American economist who teaches at the University of Liverpool, has completed a new study that finds that economics papers authored by women are more “readable” than those authored by men. However, despite being better written, articles authored by women take an average of six months longer to go through the peer-review process.

Are Men Who Perceive Anti-Male Bias in Society Likely to Discriminate Against Women?

Are Men Who Perceive Anti-Male Bias in Society Likely to Discriminate Against Women?

A new study led by Clara Wilkins, an assistant professor of psychology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, sought to determine if men, who perceive that society is biased against men and favors women, were more likely to discriminate against women.

Academic Paper Finds Women Face Harsher Discipline Than Men in the Financial Services Industry

Academic Paper Finds Women Face Harsher Discipline Than Men in the Financial Services Industry

According to the study, following an incidence of misconduct, female advisers are 20 percent more likely to lose their jobs and 30 percent less likely to find new jobs relative to male advisers. This is true despite the fact that males are more likely to commit acts of misconduct.

Gender Bias Can Produce Stress That Can Negatively Impact Women's Health

Gender Bias Can Produce Stress That Can Negatively Impact Women’s Health

Dr. Kristen Salomon, an associate professor of psychology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, found that women experienced an increased heart rate and higher blood pressure when exposed to gender discrimination in a controlled experiment.

EEOC Finds a Gender Pay Gap at the University of Denver College of Law

EEOC Finds a Gender Pay Gap at the University of Denver College of Law

Professor Lucy March, who has taught at the university since 1976 and has been a full professor since 1982, earned a salary of $109,000 under the law school’s merit pay system. The median salary for full professors at the law school was $149,000.

Faculty Member Claims She Was Fired for Being Pregnant

Faculty Member Claims She Was Fired for Being Pregnant

Coty Richardson was an assistant professor of exercise science at Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Oregon. According to a lawsuit she filed, Richardson was fired when she became pregnant outside of marriage.

Federal Lawsuit Seeks Admissions Data by Gender at U.S. Service Academies

Federal Lawsuit Seeks Admissions Data by Gender at U.S. Service Academies

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense on behalf of the Service Women’s Action Network.

Report Finds That Women In Science Face Widespread Gender Bias

Report Finds That Women In Science Face Widespread Gender Bias

A new report by researchers at the University of California’s Hastings College of Law finds that More than 90 percent of women scientists stated that they had been subjected to some form of gender bias. More than a third said they were victims of sexual harassment.

University Study Examines Female-Beauty Stereotyping in Employment Interviews

University Study Examines Female-Beauty Stereotyping in Employment Interviews

Previous studies have shown that women have difficulty in obtaining jobs in male-dominated fields, particularly when the interviewer considers the job applicant to have physical beauty. But a new study finds that women can offset this discrimination by acknowledging their attractiveness to the interviewer.

Protest Mounted Over Lack of Women Speakers at Theoretical Chemistry Conference

Protest Mounted Over Lack of Women Speakers at Theoretical Chemistry Conference

A distinguished group of women chemists have started an online protest at Change.org denouncing the lack of women speakers at the 15th Annual Congress of Quantum Chemistry to be held in June 2015 in Beijing, China.

Logan College of Chiropractic Settles Discrimination Complaint

Logan College of Chiropractic Settles Discrimination Complaint

A woman claimed that the college discriminated against her by not excusing her for pregnancy-related absences or allowing her to make up work that she had missed due to her pregnancy.

Woman Claims College Discriminated Against Her Due to Her Pregnancy

Woman Claims College Discriminated Against Her Due to Her Pregnancy

The woman claims that Logan College of Chiropractic discriminated against her by not excusing her for pregnancy-related absences or allowing her to make up work that she had missed due to her pregnancy.

Three Women Sue Carlow University Claiming Age Discrimination

Three Women Sue Carlow University Claiming Age Discrimination

Three former employees of Carlow University in Pittsburgh have filed a lawsuit claiming that they were the victims of age discrimination. The suit claims that the university particularly targeted older women when making personnel cuts.

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Is the Target of a Sexual Discrimination Complaint

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Is the Target of a Sexual Discrimination Complaint

The National Women’s Law Center has filed a sexual discrimination complaint alleging that the university system excludes pregnancy coverage from the health insurance benefits provided to their employees’ dependent children in violation of the Affordable Care Act.

University Study Finds That Women Who Wear Headscarfs Face Employment Discrimination

University Study Finds That Women Who Wear Headscarfs Face Employment Discrimination

The researchers tracked whether the women were given a job application, interaction time with owners or managers, call backs for job interviews, and whether the women faced any outward hostility. The results showed that there was a negative result for women wearing headscarfs in all areas.

Study by the Woodstock Institute Finds Gender Dispartity in Home Loan Approvals

Study by the Woodstock Institute Finds Gender Dispartity in Home Loan Approvals

The institute found that when women were listed as the primary borrower and a man as the co-borrower on mortgage loans, the loans were 24 percent less likely to be approved than when men were listed as the primary borrower and women were the co-borrower.

Reports of Gender-Segregated Seating at a Debate at the University College of London

Reports of Gender-Segregated Seating at a Debate at the University College of London

Event organizers said that they had provided a special section for Muslim women who chose to self-segregate by gender but there were reports that some single women were escorted out of the hall for not sitting in the assigned area.

Sexist Wristbands Distributed at Party Given by the MIT Media Lab

Sexist Wristbands Distributed at Party Given by the MIT Media Lab

The wristbands had printed statements that many deemed offensive. Among the messages on the wristbands were, “That’s a nice dress. It would look great on my floor.”

Woman Wins Pregnancy Discrimination Case Against Wayne State University

Woman Wins Pregnancy Discrimination Case Against Wayne State University

The woman claimed that a supervisor at an internship gave her a bad review because she did not approve of the fact that she was an unmarried woman and was pregnant. The bad review prompted the school to drop her from the master’s degree program in social work.

Women Faculty Win $4.5 Million Settlement in Case Filed Against UMDNJ

Women Faculty Win $4.5 Million Settlement in Case Filed Against UMDNJ

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark entered into $4.5 million settlement with 10 women professors who had claimed they were paid less than their male counterparts.

University of Tennessee Faces Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

University of Tennessee Faces Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

The suit, filed in federal district court, charges that the university’s strength and conditioning program for athletes “has created a testosterone wall effectively prohibiting women from earning equal pay.”

Seven Women Track Athletes at Mt. San Antonio College File a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Seven Women Track Athletes at Mt. San Antonio College File a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

The lawsuit alleges that the women were subjected to inappropriate touching and text messages and were subjected to unlawful retaliation after they complained of the inappropriate behavior.