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Sixteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Sixteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Four Women Scholars Selected as Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Four Women Scholars Selected as Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

The Frederick Douglass Book Prize recognizes the best book on slavery, resistance, and/or abolition published in the preceding year. It comes with a $25,000 award. The winner of the prize will be announced this fall and be presented in a ceremony in New York City on February 28, 2019. All four finalists are women faculty members at U.S. colleges and universities.

University of Toledo Has Announced the Appointment of Its First Woman President

University of Toledo Has Announced the Appointment of Its First Woman President

Sharon L. Gaber is provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas. Earlier in her career she held faculty and administrative posts at Auburn University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Civil Rights Complaint Alleges Occidential College Failed to Protect Students From Sexual Assault

Civil Rights Complaint Alleges Occidential College Failed to Protect Students From Sexual Assault

The complaint states that over the past several years 37 women have been “raped, sexually assaulted, battered, harassed, or retaliated against for speaking out against sexual violence.”