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Report Finds a Large Gender Gap in Political Aspirations Among College Students

Report Finds a Large Gender Gap in Political Aspirations Among College Students

A study co-authored by Jennifer L. Lawless, associate professor of government and director of the Women & Politics Institute at American University in Washington, D.C., finds that young women in college are not as interested in careers in politics as their male peers.

Three New Assistant Professors at American University

Three New Assistant Professors at American University

The College of Arts and Sciences at American University in Washington, D.C., has added 16 new faculty members this fall. Only three of the new additions are women.

Breastfeeding Professor Ignites Debate at American University

Breastfeeding Professor Ignites Debate at American University

Some students objected when Adrienne Pine, a single mother and an assistant professor of anthropology, brought her sick baby to class and breastfed the child while continuing to lecture. Professor Pine wonders what all the fuss is about.

Tiffany Speaks Heads the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at American University

Tiffany Speaks Heads the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at American University

The new center was created by merging the GLBTA Resource Center, Multicultural Affairs, and the Women’s Resource Center under one umbrella.

Three Women Added to the Faculty at the American University School of Communication

Three Women Added to the Faculty at the American University School of Communication

The School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C., has announced the hiring of four new faculty members who will begin teaching this fall, three of which are women.

Ten Women With New Administrative Appointments in Higher Education

Ten Women With New Administrative Appointments in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of women who have been named to key administrative posts at colleges and universities across the nation.

Five New Women Deans

Five New Women Deans

The new deans are Carolyn Denard at Connecticut College, DoVeanna Fulton at the University of Houston Downtown, Jane Mutchler at Purdue University Calumet, Michele Stalder at the University of Alaska and Carola Weil at American University.

New Study Will Examine Methods to Improve the Health and Well-Being of College Women Athletes

New Study Will Examine Methods to Improve the Health and Well-Being of College Women Athletes

The study will involve 500 women college athletes at Louisiana State University, American University in Washington, D.C., and Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Sandra Wong at Colorado College, Debbie Mercer at Kansas State, and Barbara Romzek at American University will all take office in July.

American University Sociologist Starts Up New e-Journal on Language

American University Sociologist Starts Up New e-Journal on Language

Celine-Marie Pascale is president of the Language and Society Committee of the International Sociological Association, which is publishing the journal. She sits on the journal’s editorial board.

Honors for Three Women Professors

Honors for Three Women Professors

Marilynne Boyle-Baise, Nancy D. Polikoff, and Olivia Graeve win significant honors.

A Trio of New Department Chairs

A Trio of New Department Chairs

Pamela S. Nadell, Jeannie Sneed, and Betty Pierce Dennis are named to head their academic departments.

American University Turns Down Sexual Assault Prevention Grant

American University Turns Down Sexual Assault Prevention Grant

The U.S. Department of Justice issues three-year, $300,000 grants to colleges and universities aimed at reducing violence against women. But the university’s vice president of campus life reportedly failed to sign off on the grant proposal because she did not agree with some of the grant’s stipulations.