Cathy Cox was selected as the next dean of the School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Marcilynn Burke was named dean of the University of Oregon School of Law and Susan Duncan will be the next dean of the University of Mississippi School of Law.
Professor Heather Gerken is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale and is the director of the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project. When she takes office on July 1, she will become the 17th person and the first woman to hold the position as dean of Yale Law School.
In 2016, there were 38,773 students who applied to medical schools. Of these, 19,682, or 50.8 percent, were women. This is the first time since 2007 that the number of women applicants was higher than the number of men.
During the 2014-15 academic year, the University of Illinois issued medial degrees to 156 women, the most of any medical school in the United States. At many high ranking-medical schools, women graduates outnumbered men.
In 2015, there were 61,924 women teaching at U.S. medical schools. They made up 38.7 percent of the total faculty. Women were even more underrepresented at the highest faculty ranks. Only 28.3 percent of all full professors were women in 2015.
Jocelyn Benson, dean of the Wayne University Law School in Detroit, is expecting her first child on June 4. On April 18, Dr. Benson, with the approval of her doctor, competed in and finished the Boston Marathon.
Linda A. Lewandowski is the associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts College of Nursing and Linda Scott is the associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Nursing of the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Traditional undergraduate programs at St. Catherine University in Minnesota are reserved for women. But the university also enrolls about 1,500 students in co-educational graduate programs. Recently, the first 18 students completed study in the university’s new MBA program. Seventeen are women.
The three women finalists are all law school professors. They are Mary Anne Bobinski of the University of British Columbia, Laura Gomez of the University of California, Los Angeles, and Angela Onwuachi-Willig of the University of Iowa.
Angelique EagleWoman was appointed dean of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. A member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation in South Dakota, she currently is a professor of law at the University of Idaho.
The data shows that women earned slightly lower salaries in their first jobs after graduating from business school than men. But six to eight years after leaving business schools, a significant gender gap in median salaries had opened up.
A new report from the Association of American Medical Colleges finds that while women have made some progress in academic medicine, they have a very long way to go before they near parity with men.
The number of women applying to U.S. dental schools has increased by 82 percent since 2000. During the same period male applicants to dental schools increased by 27.8 percent. In 2014, women made up 51.2 percent of all new enrollees at U.S. dental schools.
Barbara Atkinson, a professor emerita at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, has spent the past 18 months as planning dean at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In this role she has hired faculty and staff, raised funds, and developed curriculum.
In 2015 women made up 48.7 percent of all applicants to U.S. medical school. That same year, women were 47.8 percent of all entering students at medical schools. Over the past decade the percentage of women among entering students has decreased slightly from 48.5 percent fo 47.8 percent.
Dr. Danielle Laraque-Arena has been serving as chair of the department of pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and as a professor of pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
Simmons College in Boston has seen declining enrollments in its on-campus MBA program for women. So it is now moving its MBA programs exclusively online and the new programs will be available for both men and women. Students in the new online MBA will have the option of an elective gender component.
Jennifer Mnookin was selected as the ninth dean of the School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles. An expert in evidence law, Dr. Mnookin has been on the UCLA law faculty since 2005 and currently is the David G. Price and Dallas R. Price Professor of Law.
Suzanne Reynolds has served as interim dean for the past year. From 2010 until her appointment as interim dean, she served as executive associate dean for academic affairs. She joined the law school’s faculty in 1981.
Participants in the PEEK program will spend evenings analyzing real-business cases, and use morning study groups and classes to examine and debate their ideas through interaction with peers and faculty. Only students or graduates of women’s colleges are eligible to participate.
Jennifer Chen to Be the Youngest Graduate of the Florida International University College of Medicine
Jennifer Chen never graduated from high school. After finishing ninth grade, she enrolled at California State University, Los Angeles at the age of 14. This spring, Chen will be youngest person to graduate from the medical school at Florida International University.
Since 2006, Michelle J. Anderson has served as dean of the City University of New York School of Law in Long Island City. Previously, Dean Anderson was on the faculty at the Villanova University School of Law in Pennsylvania for eight years.
In the fall of 2014, women were 32 percent of the total enrollments at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University if Maryland at College Park. By 2020, the school hopes to achieve gender equality in enrollments.
Scholarships for Graduates of Five Leading Women’s Colleges at Indiana University’s Mauer School of Law
The Mauer School of Law at Indiana University in Bloomington has established a scholarship and mentoring program for graduates of five of the nation’s leading women’s colleges: Bryn Mawr, Mills, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley.
Sonya Forte Duhe is a professor and director of the School of Mass Communication at Loyola University in New Orleans and Esther Thorson is a professor and associate dean for graduate study at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Lyn Entzeroth has been serving as associate dean for academic affairs since 2012. From 2007 to 2009, she was associate dean for faculty development. She joined the faculty at the College of Law in 2002.
At the 15 highest-rated law schools in the United States, women make up a majority of the students at only one. None have faculties where women make up a majority and only four have faculties where women are as much as 40 percent of the total full-time faculty.
Kathleen A. Getz is dean of the Michael R. Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University of Chicago and Kay M. Palan is professor of marketing and dean of the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University.
The Smith-Tuck Bridge Program, held at Smith College and taught by faculty of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, will be a three-week course of study with the goal of increasing the number of women who pursue careers in business.
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.
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.
Currently she is the Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of Law, the Mimi Wolfen Research Professor, and acting dean of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Professor Lester will become dean at Columbia Law School on January 1.
Jennifer M. Collins currently serves as on the faculty of the Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is also vice provost at Wake Forest University.
Two Women Among the Five Finalists for Dean of the College of Journalism at the University of Nebraska
Maria B. Marron is professor and chair of the department of journalism at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant and Derina R. Holtzhausen is a professor and director of the School of Media and Strategic Communication at Oklahoma State University.
Julie Freischlag currently serves as the William Stewart Halsted Professor and chief of surgery at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute. She will become dean on February 10.