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In Memoriam: Diane Michelle Nelson, 1963-2022

In Memoriam: Diane Michelle Nelson, 1963-2022

Diane Nelson, a cultural anthropologist who did most of her field work in Guatemala, was a member of the faculty at Duke Univeristy for 21 years.

Wellesley College Survey Shows Young Woman Are Worried About Their Futures

Wellesley College Survey Shows Young Woman Are Worried About Their Futures

A new survey by Lake Research Partners, commissioned by Wellesley College, finds that young women are facing financial anxiety, stress about finding well-paying jobs, and concern about balancing their careers and personal life in the future.

Research Examines Gender Pay Gap for Faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Examines Gender Pay Gap for Faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University-wide, women faculty members on average had a annual salary of $89,943. Men on the university’s faculty had an average salary of $108,668. Thus, the average salary for women faculty members was only 83 percent of the average salaries of men on the faculty.

Wellesley College in Massachusetts Has Announced Promotions and Tenure Awards to Women Scholars

Wellesley College in Massachusetts Has Announced Promotions and Tenure Awards to Women Scholars

Among those Wellesley College faculty members promoted to associate professor and awarded tenure are Ama Baafra Abeberese, Louise Darling and Jaclyn Hatala Matthes in biological sciences, and Eni Mustafaraj in computer science.

In Memoriam: Madeleine Albright, 1937-2022

In Memoriam: Madeleine Albright, 1937-2022

Madeleine Albright was the first woman to hold the post of Secretary of State and a long-time faculty member at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

In Memoriam: Ann Elizabeth Koch Schonberger, 1940-2022

In Memoriam: Ann Elizabeth Koch Schonberger, 1940-2022

Ann Schonberger was a former professor and retired director of the University of Maine Women in the Curriculum and Women’s Studies program. She came to the University of Maine in 1971 and retired in 2013.

Where Do Women’s Colleges Stand in This Year's <em>U.S. News</em> Rankings?

Where Do Women’s Colleges Stand in This Year’s U.S. News Rankings?

The magazine U.S. News and World Report recently issued its annual rankings of the best colleges and universities in the United States. Six women’s colleges are included in the rankings of the top 30 best liberal arts colleges in the nation.

In Memoriam: Constance Cain Hungerford, 1948-2021

In Memoriam: Constance Cain Hungerford, 1948-2021

Constance Cain Hungerford was the Mari S. Michener Professor Emerita of Art History and Provost Emerita at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She taught at Swarthmore College from 1975 to 2020.

Carlton College in Northfield, Minnesota Selects Alison Byerly as Its Next President

Carlton College in Northfield, Minnesota Selects Alison Byerly as Its Next President

In 2013, Dr. Byerly became the first woman president of Lafayette College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Easton, Pennsylvania. Earlier, she was was provost and executive vice president at Middlebury College in Vermont. Dr. Byerly will begin her new job on August 1.

In Memoriam: Miriam DeCosta-Willis, 1934-2021

In Memoriam: Miriam DeCosta-Willis, 1934-2021

Nearly, a decade after she was not allowed to enroll at what is now the University of Memphis because of the color of her skin, Dr. Decosta-Wilis was hired as the university’s first Black faculty member. During her more than 40-year career, Dr. Decosta-Wilis also taught at Lemoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Howard University in Washington, D.C., George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Rachel Isaacs of Colby College Wins the Pomegranate Prize

Rachel Isaacs of Colby College Wins the Pomegranate Prize

Now in its 10th year, the Pomegranate Prize — so named for the fruit’s 613 seeds, which correspond to the 613 commandments in the Torah — recognizes emerging Jewish educators from across the country whose work has been influential through bold, inclusive, and creative action.

University of Maine Scholar Honored by the Phycological Society of America

University of Maine Scholar Honored by the Phycological Society of America

Susan Brawley is a professor of plant biology in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences. She research, was honored for her research which integrates cell biology, algal ecology, and genomics to advance understanding of macroalgal reproduction and development.

The First Woman Dean of the School of Science at MIT

The First Woman Dean of the School of Science at MIT

Nergis Mavalvala, the Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics, has been named the new dean of School of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Mavalvala is known for her pioneering work in gravitational-wave detection.

Susan Darlington Named President of the Formerly All-Male Deep Springs College in California

Susan Darlington Named President of the Formerly All-Male Deep Springs College in California

The college admitted women in 2018 for the first time since its founding in 1917. The two-year college has a total of only about 30 students. This year women make up 54 percent of the student body. Dr. Darlingtonis currently a professor of anthropology and Asian studies and dean of the School of Critical Social Inquiry at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

In Memoriam: Marilyn Yalom, 1932-2019

In Memoriam: Marilyn Yalom, 1932-2019

In 1976, Dr. Yalom was hired as deputy director of the Center for Research on Women at Stanford University. Later she was a senior scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford, where she served as director from 1984 to 1985.

In Memoriam: Barbara Losty, 1942-2019

In Memoriam: Barbara Losty, 1942-2019

Barbara Losty had a long career in higher education including service as president of Waycross College in Georgia.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Jacquelina Marquez is the new dean of religious and spiritual life at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. Karen Bull was named dean of the Division of Online Learning at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and MayKao Y. Hang was appointed founding dean of the College of Health at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Where Do Women's Colleges Stand in the New <em>U.S. News</em> Rankings?

Where Do Women’s Colleges Stand in the New U.S. News Rankings?

The magazine U.S. News and World Report recently issued its annual rankings of the best colleges and universities in the United States. Several women’s colleges are included in the rankings of the top 35 best liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Wellesley College Hosts Workshop Aimed at Teaching Middle Schoolers About Healthy Social Media Use

Wellesley College Hosts Workshop Aimed at Teaching Middle Schoolers About Healthy Social Media Use

Throughout the workshop, the participating students engaged in discussions on how apps are created and learned about basic coding concepts. They also contributed to the design of a research-based app Dr. Charmaraman and Dr. Delcourt are developing to teach middle school students about healthy social media use.

College Consensus Announces Its Picks for the Best Women's Colleges in the United States

College Consensus Announces Its Picks for the Best Women’s Colleges in the United States

According to the College Consensus formula, Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, is the best women’s college in the United States. Wellesley College in Massachusetts ranks second and Scripps College in Claremont, California, is third.

Martha Haynes Wins the Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal From the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Martha Haynes Wins the Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal From the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

The Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal is presented annually by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific to an astronomer in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding achievement and contributions to astrophysics research.

Four Women Who Have Stepped Down From Their Posts at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Who Have Stepped Down From Their Posts at Colleges and Universities

The four women who have retired from their posts in higher education are Tommie Stewart at Alabama State University, Diane Windham Shaw at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, Filomina C. Steady at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, and Alfreda Horton at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

In Memoriam: Zina Tillona, 1929-2018

In Memoriam: Zina Tillona, 1929-2018

Dr. Tillona first taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1951 as an instructor in Romance languages. After teaching abroad and at Wellesley College and Boston University, Dr. Tillona returned to Amherst in 1966 as professor of Italian and head of the Italian language program.

Notable Honors or Awards for Three Women Scholars

Notable Honors or Awards for Three Women Scholars

The women being honored are Paula A. Johnson, president of Wellesley College in Massachusetts, Phoebe A. Haddon, chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden, and Jill Portnoy, an assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

New Administrative Posts for Ten Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Ten Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

In Memoriam: Josephine Louise Ott, 1926-2018

In Memoriam: Josephine Louise Ott, 1926-2018

In 1957 Josephine Ott began teaching French at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She became a full professor in 1975 and remained on the college’s faculty until her retirement in 1992.

New Administrative Roles for 17 Women at Colleges and Universities Across America

New Administrative Roles for 17 Women at Colleges and Universities Across America

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Janet Rapelye Named President of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education

Janet Rapelye Named President of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education

For the past 15 years, Rapelye has been dean of admissions at Princeton University in New Jersey. During her tenure, annual applications to Princeton have nearly tripled. Before coming to Princeton, Rapelye was dean of admission at Wellesley College from 1991 to 2003.

Yale University Study Documents How Title IX Complaints Have Changed Over the Years

Yale University Study Documents How Title IX Complaints Have Changed Over the Years

The data shows that complaints citing discrimination in academics were the most common type filed for nearly all of the last 20 years, while athletics complaints were the least commonly filed. Complaints alleging schools violated the law by mishandling sexual harassment began to rise in 2006, skyrocketing in 2009.

Mount Holyoke College's Darby Dyer Received the Distinguished Scientist Medal

Mount Holyoke College’s Darby Dyer Received the Distinguished Scientist Medal

M. Darby Dyer, the Kennedy Schelkunoff Professor of Astronomy and chair of the department of astronomy at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, was honored for lifetime achievement by the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

The National Academies Urge Academia to Take a Stand Against Sexual Harassment

The National Academies Urge Academia to Take a Stand Against Sexual Harassment

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has issued a new report that notes that 58 percent of women faculty and staff in academia (all disciplines, not limited to science, engineering, and medicine) have experienced sexual harassment.

Wellesley College's New Website Highlighting Faculty Research

Wellesley College’s New Website Highlighting Faculty Research

The new webpage aims to publicize the path-breaking and creative work of faculty from across the college and to celebrate the many competitive fellowships, grants, and awards Wellesley faculty receive throughout the year. The research is widely diverse and is organized by academic discipline.

Linda Tropp Earns the Scientific Impact Award From  the Society of Experimental Social Psychology

Linda Tropp Earns the Scientific Impact Award From the Society of Experimental Social Psychology

The Scientific Impact Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology “honors the author of a specific article offering a theoretical, empirical, and/or methodological contribution that has proven highly influential over the last 25 years.”