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Meredith College Is Offering Women Two New Accelerated Master's Degree Options

Meredith College Is Offering Women Two New Accelerated Master’s Degree Options

The women’s college in Raleigh, North Carolina, has partnered with Campbell University of offer students a six-year path to a juris doctorate. And Meredith will offer a five-year program for students to earn a bachelor’s degree and an MBA.

Graduate Students, Particularly Women, Suffer From High Levels of Anxiety and Depression

Graduate Students, Particularly Women, Suffer From High Levels of Anxiety and Depression

A new study lead by researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, finds that graduate students are six times more likely than the general population to suffer from depression or anxiety, with women graduate students more likely to suffer than their male counterparts.

Women Making Progress in Enrollments in MBA Programs

Women Making Progress in Enrollments in MBA Programs

The report finds that women now make up 37.4 percent of the total enrollments at the 51-member business schools affiliated with the Forte Foundation. This is up from 33.4 percent in 2013. Now there are 14 business schools where women make up at least 40 percent of all enrollments. In 2013, there were only two.

Examining the Data on Enrollments of Women in U.S. Graduate Schools

Examining the Data on Enrollments of Women in U.S. Graduate Schools

A new report from the Council on Graduate Schools finds that in 2016 there were 1,045,500 women students enrolled in U.S. graduate schools. They made up 57.5 percent of all enrollments. But women were less than 40 percent of all graduate students in engineering, mathematics and computer science, and physical sciences.

Christine Poggi to Head the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University

Christine Poggi to Head the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University

Currently, Dr. Poggi is a professor of art history at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She holds a secondary appointment in Italian studies. She has also served as director of the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for Dean of the Business School at the University of Wisconsin

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for Dean of the Business School at the University of Wisconsin

Anne P. Massey is the Dean’s Research Professor and professor of information systems in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington. She also serves as associate vice president for academic affairs for the university.

A New Scholarship for Women Students in a Graduate Program in Game Design

A New Scholarship for Women Students in a Graduate Program in Game Design

The Barlovento Foundation has established the Barlovento Scholarship for Women in Games in the design program at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. The full-tuition scholarship will support women in graduate degree programs in game design.

Ranking the States by the Percentage of Women Among Their Doctoral Degree Recipients

Ranking the States by the Percentage of Women Among Their Doctoral Degree Recipients

Nationwide men earned nearly 4,200 more doctoral degrees than women in 2014. But there were several states where women earned more doctorates than men. The states with the highest percentage of women among their doctoral degree awardees were Alaska, Rhode Island, and Hawaii.

Women Making Gains in Top-Ranked MBA Programs

Women Making Gains in Top-Ranked MBA Programs

New data from the Forte Foundation finds that the percentage of women enrolled in full-time MBA programs at its 36-member, high-ranking business schools rose from 32.3 percent in 2011 to 36.2 percent in 2015.

The Gender Gap in Graduate School Enrollments and Degree Attainments

The Gender Gap in Graduate School Enrollments and Degree Attainments

According to a new report from the Council of Graduate Schools, in 2014 women were 57.7 of all graduate enrollments. In addition, women earned 59 percent of all graduate degrees and 52.2 percent of all doctoral degrees awarded in the 2013-14 academic year.

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Georgia

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Georgia

The three women finalists for dean of the Graduate School at the University of Georgia are Suzanne E. Barbour of the National Science Foundation, Carolyn Drews-Botch of Emory University, and Juli S. Wade of Michigan State University.

Ranking the States by the Percentage of Women Among Their Doctoral Degree Recipients

Ranking the States by the Percentage of Women Among Their Doctoral Degree Recipients

Nationwide men earned nearly 4,000 more doctoral degrees than women in 2013. But there were several states where women earned more doctorates than men. The states with the highest percentage of women among their doctoral degree awardees were Vermont, Maine, and Mississippi.

The Gender Gap in Doctoral Degree Awards

The Gender Gap in Doctoral Degree Awards

In 2013, women earned 46.2 percent of all doctoral degrees awarded by universities in the United States. But there was a wide gender disparity in doctoral awards in specific fields. For example, women earned only 22.9 percent of the doctorates in engineering.

The Gender Gap in Graduate School Enrollments and Degree Attainments

The Gender Gap in Graduate School Enrollments and Degree Attainments

Among the first-time graduate students in 2013, women were 57.1 percent of the total. Women earned 59.2 percent of all master’s degrees and 52.2 percent of all doctorate degrees. But men still hold a large lead in engineering, mathematics, and some sciences.

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Georgia

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Georgia

Milagros Pena is a professor of sociology and women’s studies and associate dean for social and behavioral sciences at the University of Florida and Victoria Greene is a professor and senior associate dean for graduate education at Vanderbilt University.

Women Are Only 37 Percent of Students Admitted to Princeton's Graduate Programs

Women Are Only 37 Percent of Students Admitted to Princeton’s Graduate Programs

Princeton University in New Jersey admitted 1,231 students to its graduate programs for the 2014-15 academic year. Of the admitted students, only 37 percent are women.

Amale Andraos to Lead Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture

Amale Andraos to Lead Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture

Columbia University has announced that Amale Andraos will be the next dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Since 2011, she has been serving as an associate professor at the school.

The First Ph.D. in Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara

The First Ph.D. in Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara

The feminist studies program at the University of California, Santa Barbara has about 80 undergraduate students, but Dr. Thompson is the first recipient of a degree from the doctoral program that was established five years ago. She will now be a postdoctoral fellow at Rice University.

Louisiana State University Is a Mecca for Women Chemists

Louisiana State University Is a Mecca for Women Chemists

From 2005 to 2009, 49 percent of all Ph.D.s awarded in chemistry at Louisiana State University were earned by women. This was the largest percentage of any of the top 50 university chemistry departments in the country.

Report Finds UCLA's Business School Is "Inhospitable to Women Faculty"

Report Finds UCLA’s Business School Is “Inhospitable to Women Faculty”

Among the report’s finding were that the school was inconsistent in its hiring and promotion policies in regards to women and that “gender ghettos” were created in certain academic areas. The report found a “lack of respect” for women faculty.

University of Missouri Moves to Help Students and Faculty With Child Care

University of Missouri Moves to Help Students and Faculty With Child Care

The University of Missouri plans to offer a private concern a no-cost lease of university land for the construction and operation of the center. In return the center will offer discounts to university faculty, staff, and students.

The Importance of Faculty Role Models for Women Graduate Students in STEM Fields

The Importance of Faculty Role Models for Women Graduate Students in STEM Fields

A new study finds that universities in the United States that have a large percentage of women in faculty and administrative positions in STEM fields tended to have higher percentages of women among their master’s degree recipients in STEM disciplines.

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the College of Education at the University of New Mexico

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the College of Education at the University of New Mexico

The two women among the four finalists for dean of the College of Education are Karin Jordan, a professor of counseling at the University of Akron and Valerie Martin Conley, a professor of counseling and higher education at Ohio University.

University of Chicago to Provide Child-Care Support to Doctoral Students

University of Chicago to Provide Child-Care Support to Doctoral Students

The majority of doctoral students at the University of Chicago stated that they didn’t need full-time child care but were more interested in a flexible part-time plan that they could fit into their schedule.

The New Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies at Indiana State University

The New Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies at Indiana State University

Since 2010, Lynn Maurer has been serving as associate dean of the graduate school at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. She previously taught political science at SIUE for 15 years.

Fourteen Women Win Rhodes Scholarships

Fourteen Women Win Rhodes Scholarships

Since women were first included in 1976, there have been only four times, the last being in 2011, when women outnumbered men among the American Rhodes Scholars selected in that particular year. This year there are 14 women and 18 men.

Boston University Offers New Certificate Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Boston University Offers New Certificate Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The new program provides an interdisciplinary platform for graduate students interested in this field. Graduate students in women’s literature will come together to study with graduate students in women’s history, women’s health, sexuality studies, and other fields.

Debra W. Stewart to Step Down as President of the Council of Graduate Schools

Debra W. Stewart to Step Down as President of the Council of Graduate Schools

Dr. Stewart has led the organization, dedicated to the improvement of graduate education and research, since 2000. She will stay on until June 30, 2014 and then turn her full attention to writing and research.

University of Rhode Island Students Screen Rural Women in Peru for Cervical Cancer

University of Rhode Island Students Screen Rural Women in Peru for Cervical Cancer

Professor Barbara Klitz and a group of 10 graduate students from the University of Rhode Island recently spent 10 days in Peru conducting cervical cancer screening for rural women in the Andes Mountains.

The Gender Gap in Graduate School Enrollments and Degree Attainments

The Gender Gap in Graduate School Enrollments and Degree Attainments

In the fall of 2012 there were 1,016,115 women enrolled in U.S. graduate programs. They made up 58.5 percent of all students in graduate programs. In the 2011-12 academic year, women earned nearly 60 percent of all master’s degrees and 52.2 percent of all doctorates awarded at U.S. universities.

The New President of Fielding Graduate University

The New President of Fielding Graduate University

Katrina Rogers was appointed president of Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. She has been serving as provost at the university, which enrolls about 1,360 students in master’s and doctoral degree programs.

Brown University to Offer $4,000 Annually to Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students for Child Care

Brown University to Offer $4,000 Annually to Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students for Child Care

The plan will cover child care expenses on weekdays for children who are under the age of 6. Benefits will not be available for households with incomes above $100,000. Brown has committed $350,000 for the program for the 2013-14 academic year. The pilot project will be reevaluated after the first year.

Women Are Underrepresented Among Students Admitted to Princeton's Graduate Programs

Women Are Underrepresented Among Students Admitted to Princeton’s Graduate Programs

Princeton reports that of the students admitted to its graduate programs 447 are women and 761 are men. Thus, women make up 37 percent of all admitted students. Many of Princeton’s top graduate programs are in STEM disciplines, where historically women have been underrepresented.

Debra McPhee Is the New Dean at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

Debra McPhee Is the New Dean at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

From 2005 to 2010, Dr. McPhee was dean of the School of Social Work at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. She joined the faculty there in 1997. For the past two years, Dr. McPhee was the chief operating officer for a Palo Alto, California-based firm specializing in online health and technology education.

Stefanie Lindquist Is a Finalist for Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia

Stefanie Lindquist Is a Finalist for Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia

Professor Lindquist holds the Charles Alan Wright Chair in Federal Courts at the University of Texas School of Law. She also serves as associate dean for external affairs at the law school.