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Laura Walker Named the Eleventh President of Bennington College in Vermont

Laura Walker Named the Eleventh President of Bennington College in Vermont

Walker served as president and CEO of New York Public Radio for 23 years. In the academic world, Walker currently serves on The President’s Council at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Yale School of Management’s Center for Customer Insights. 

A Quartet of Women Academics Who Have Announced Their Retirements

A Quartet of Women Academics Who Have Announced Their Retirements

The women scholars who are retiring are Karen Uehling at Boise State University in Idaho, Alfreda Brown at Kent State University in Ohio, Jeanine Basinger at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Deb Bergstrand at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

Four Women Who Have Announced Their Retirements From Higher Education Posts

Four Women Who Have Announced Their Retirements From Higher Education Posts

Stepping down from the higher education posts are Cheryl Larabee of Boise State University in Idaho, Teshia Levy-Grant of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, Susan Jaffe of the North Carolina School of the Arts, and Alfreda Brown of Kent State University in Ohio.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Women to Dean Positions

Appointed to dean posts are Carey Busch at Ohio University, Janice Naegele at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, Eboni Nelson at the University of Connecticut School of Law, Maria Donoghue Velleca at the College of William and Mary, and Barbara Krauthamer at the University of Massachuhsetts at Amherst.

New Assignments for Four Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Four Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

The four women who are taking on new roles are Karen V. Guth at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Noel Schulz at Washington State University, Laura Perna at the University of Pennsylvania, and Naho Maruta at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

Wesleyan University's Prison Education Program Graduates Seven Women

Wesleyan University’s Prison Education Program Graduates Seven Women

The Wesleyan Center for Prison Education began offering classes at the women’s prison in 2013. Since that time, the program has offered nearly 140 classes to more than 150 incarcerated students, according to the university.

Nicole Stanton Will Be the Next Provost at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut

Nicole Stanton Will Be the Next Provost at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut

Stanton joined Wesleyan in 2007 as an associate professor of dance. She served as chair of the department for two three-year terms and is currently serving as dean of the Arts and Humanities. Earlier in her career, she taught at Ohio State University.

In Memoriam: Catherine Rachel Ostrow-D’Haeseleer, 1954-2019

In Memoriam: Catherine Rachel Ostrow-D’Haeseleer, 1954-2019

Armed with only a high school education, Ostrow-D’Haeseleer was hired as an adjunct lecturer in French in 1991 and taught at Wesleyan University for the next 29 years.

Eight Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

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

Wesleyan University in Connecticut Promotes Three Women Faculty Members

Wesleyan University in Connecticut Promotes Three Women Faculty Members

Wesleyan University, the highly rated liberal arts college in Middletown Connecticut, has announced the promotion of seven faculty members. Three of these promotions were awarded to women scholars: Hilary Barth, Meredith Hughes, and Stéphanie Ponsavady.

A Dozen Women Join the Faculty at Wesleyan University in Connecticut as Assistant Professors

A Dozen Women Join the Faculty at Wesleyan University in Connecticut as Assistant Professors

Wesleyan University, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Middletown Connecticut, has announced that there are 16 new tenure or tenure-track faculty on campus this fall. Of these, there are 12 new women assistant professors.

In Memoriam: Carol Becker Lynch, 1942-2019

In Memoriam: Carol Becker Lynch, 1942-2019

In 1973, Dr. Lynch joined the faculty at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She taught biology there for almost 20 years. In 1992, Dr. Lynch accepted an appointment as dean of the Graduate School, vice chancellor for research, and professor of ecological and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

The five women appointed to endowed chairs are Maria del Guadalupe “Lupe” Davidson at West Virginia University, Yelena Baraz at Princeton University in New Jersey, Susanne Fusso at Wesleyan University in Middletown Connecticut, Katharine Knowlton at Virginia Tech, and Tina M. Harris at Louisiana State University.

Women Accepted for Admission into the Class of 2023 at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Women Accepted for Admission into the Class of 2023 at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Recently, most of the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission into the Class of 2023. Some revealed the gender breakdown of their admitted students.

New Administrative Roles for 10 Women in American Higher Education

New Administrative Roles for 10 Women in American 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.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Recognized With Prestigious Honors or Awards

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Recognized With Prestigious Honors or Awards

The six women honorees are Laura Hess of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Kristy Edmunds at UCLA, Caroline Lavoie of Utah State University, Muyinatu Bell of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Michele McDonnall of Mississippi State University, and Jeanie Basinger of Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

Eleven Women From Foreign Nations But Studying in the United States Have Been Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

Eleven Women From Foreign Nations But Studying in the United States Have Been Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

There are 16 international Rhodes Scholars who are attending or have recently graduated from American colleges and universities. Out of the 16 international scholars at American educational institutions who have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships, 11 are women.

Four Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level University Positions

Four Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level University Positions

The four women who are stepping down from their posts are Kathy Rose-Mockry at the University of Kansas, Nicole Prudent at the Boston University School of Medicine, Jeanne Horrigan at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Nancy Hargrave Meislahn at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

Sixteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Sixteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

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

Prestigious Awards Presented to Five Women Professors

Prestigious Awards Presented to Five Women Professors

The honorees are Daret St. Clair at the University of Kentucky, Elif Babul at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Rachel Beane at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, Gina Athena Ulysse at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Laurie E. Cutting at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Honors and Awards for Ten Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

Honors and Awards for Ten Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

Here is a listing of women faculty members in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Received Honors or Awards

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Received Honors or Awards

Here is a listing of women faculty members in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Sixteen New Tenure-Track Women Faculty at Wesleyan University in Connecticut

Sixteen New Tenure-Track Women Faculty at Wesleyan University in Connecticut

Sixteen women have been appointed to tenure-track positions at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

New Assignments in the Academic World for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in the Academic World for 14 Women Faculty Members

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.

A Quartet of Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Honored With Major Awards

A Quartet of Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Clare Cavanagh of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Kathleen M. Carley of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Ruth Weissman at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Joni Shreve of Louisiana State University.

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts in Academia

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts in Academia

The women stepping down from their posts are Rebecca Biron at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Barbara-Jan Wilson at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, Nona Wood at North Dakota State University, and Diana C. Pullin at Boston College.

Six Women Promoted to Associate Professor and Granted Tenure at Wesleyan University

Six Women Promoted to Associate Professor and Granted Tenure at Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University, the highly rated liberal arts college in Middletown, Connecticut, has announced the promotion of eight faculty members to associate professor, effective July 1. The eight faculty members were also granted tenure. Six of the eight promotions went to women.

A Quartet of Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

A Quartet of Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

The four women who were named to endowed professorships are Hui Wilcox at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, Susanne Brenner at Louisiana State University, and Karen Collins and Ellen Thomas at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

Kalindi Vora Appointed Director of the Feminist Research Institute at the University of California, Davis

Kalindi Vora Appointed Director of the Feminist Research Institute at the University of California, Davis

The Feminist Research Institute is a collaborative, trans-disciplinary hub for exploring how gender, sexuality, race, and other social structures inform the design, execution, and interpretation of research. Among the institute’s current research projects are working groups on soil health, radical mycology, feminism and precision medicine, and speculative ecofeminist futures.

In Memoriam: Hope H. Glidden, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Hope H. Glidden, 1945-2017

Hope Glidden was a professor of French and Francophone studies at Syracuse University in New York. She joined the faculty at Syracuse University in 2010 after teaching at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Sixteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Sixteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments 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.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles at American Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles at American Colleges and Universities

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.

Wesleyan University Scholar Wins Book Award From the American Sociological Association

Wesleyan University Scholar Wins Book Award From the American Sociological Association

Victoria Pitts-Taylor, professor of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, was honored for an outstanding book on science, knowledge and/or technology published during the preceding three years.

A Large Group of Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

A Large Group of Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties 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.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Academic Positions

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Academic Positions

The women appointed to endowed posts are Jameela Lares at the University of Southern Mississippi, Janice Naegele at Wesleyan University, Anne Jarvis at Princeton University, Amber Barnato at Dartmouth College, Annaleena Parhankangas at South Dakota State University, and Su Fang Ng at Virginia Tech.