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Williams College Promotes Three Women and Grants Them Tenure

Williams College Promotes Three Women and Grants Them Tenure

The three scholars promoted to associate professor and granted tenure at Williams College are Jacqueline Hidalgo in Latino/a studies and religion, Sarah Jacobson in economics, and Luana Majora in biology.

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been named to key administrative positions at colleges and universities across the United States.

Women Admitted to a Select Group of Colleges and Universities

Women Admitted to a Select Group of Colleges and Universities

Many of the nation’s highest rated colleges and universities have recently released data on the makeup of those students accepted for admission into the Class of 2019. Some of these schools have released information on the gender breakdown of accepted students.

Early Admission of Women to Leading Colleges and Universities

Early Admission of Women to Leading Colleges and Universities

At Brown University, 58 percent of the early admits are women. At the five other institutions for which we have data, men are a majority of the students admitted early.

Five Women in New Teaching Roles

Five Women in New Teaching Roles

The women in new teaching posts are Anjelica L. Gonzalez at Yale University, Luann Lynch at the University of Virginia, Mary C. Stiner at the University of Arizona, Mea S. Cook at Williams College, and Janet Napolitano at the University of California, Berkeley.

Davidson College Dean to Lead National Science Foundation Committee on Women in STEM

Davidson College Dean to Lead National Science Foundation Committee on Women in STEM

Dr. Wendy Raymond came to Davidson College in 2013 after teaching biology at Williams College in Massachusetts for 19 years. She was also associate dean for institutional diversity at Williams.

Women in the Pool of Accepted Students at Some Top-Ranked Colleges and Universities

Women in the Pool of Accepted Students at Some Top-Ranked Colleges and Universities

Many of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities recently mailed out acceptance letters to applicants for the Class of 2018. A few of these selective institutions offered acceptance data by gender.

Ten Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Ten Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Yiyun Li, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Viola L. Acoff, Helen Berman, Phebe Cramer, Nancy Folbre, Janet Corson-Rikert, Nancy Gertner, kacey Di Giacinto, and Dorinda Carter Andrews.

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.

Two Women Academics Are Finalists for The Story Prize

Two Women Academics Are Finalists for The Story Prize

Andrea Barrett of Williams College in Massachusetts and Rebecca Lee of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington are two of the three finalists for the prize for the best collection of short stories published in 2013.

Early Admission of Women to Leading Colleges and Universities

Early Admission of Women to Leading Colleges and Universities

Several of the nation’s highest ranked colleges and universities have reported data on students they have accepted under early decision or early action admissions plans. Some have provided data broken down by gender.

Three Women Promoted and Granted Tenure at Williams College

Three Women Promoted and Granted Tenure at Williams College

The women promoted to associate professor and granted tenure are Jessica Chapman in history, Rhon Manigault-Bryant in Africana studies and Mara Naaman in comparative literature and Arabic.

Williams College Political Scientist Wins Best Dissertation Award

Williams College Political Scientist Wins Best Dissertation Award

Candis Watts-Smith, an assistant professor at Williams College, has been selected to receive the Best Dissertation Award from the race and ethnic politics section of the American Political Science Association. She completed her doctoral research at Duke University.

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.

Six Women in New Faculty Roles

Six Women in New Faculty Roles

The women in new teaching posts are Kathleen Bieschke at Penn State, Linda Pescatello at the University of Connecticut, Alexis Abramson at Case Western Reserve University, Michaele Whelan at Emerson College, Jennifer Bloxam at Yale University, and Tricia Stuth at the University of Tennessee.

Leading Schools Announce Admission Numbers for Women

Leading Schools Announce Admission Numbers for Women

Several of the nation’s leading colleges and universities have just released data on the students they admitted for the Class of 2017. Some of the leading schools offered a breakdown on the gender of the students admitted.

Five Women Scholars Promoted and Granted Tenure at Williams College

Five Women Scholars Promoted and Granted Tenure at Williams College

The five women receiving promotions and tenure are Jeannie Albrecht in computer science, Lisa Gilbert in geosciences, Amy Holzapfel in theater, Sara LaLumia in economics, and Amanda Wilcox in classics.

Six Women Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Six Women Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The women assuming new administrative posts are Jacqueline DiStefano, Lisa Dorin, Laura Rugless, Ellen Houston, Jalah Goette, and Terri Ventress.

Dickinson College Names Its First Woman President in Its 229-Year History

Dickinson College Names Its First Woman President in Its 229-Year History

Nancy A. Roseman is the former dean and assistant to the president at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She will take office at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on July 1.

Eight Women in Academia Honored With Prestigious Awards

Eight Women in Academia Honored With Prestigious Awards

Isabel Wilkerson, Linda Campbell, Valerie Romero-Leggott, Margot Weiss, Darra Goldstein, Tracy Bale, Julie Zimmerman, and Mina Jones Jefferson are the honorees.

Appointments and Promotions of Women Faculty

Appointments and Promotions of Women Faculty

Six women have been appointed or promoted to key faculty positions in higher education.

Women Accepted at Top Colleges: A Record at Johns Hopkins University

Women Accepted at Top Colleges: A Record at Johns Hopkins University

At Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, 49.6 percent of all admitted students are women, the largest number in the university’s history.

Five Women Scholars Selected for Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Selected for Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Dorsey Kendrick, Donna Shalala, Susan Loepp, Lesley Wheeler, and Eugenia Weiss.

A Quartet of Women Receive New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Quartet of Women Receive New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Christina Olsen, Andrea Backman, Florence Richman, and Michelle Steiner receive new posts.

Four Women Promoted and Granted Tenure at Williams College

Four Women Promoted and Granted Tenure at Williams College

Amie Ashley Hane, Anne Reinhardt, Dorothy J. Wang and Li Yu are named associate professor with tenure.

Notable Appointments of Women in Higher Education

Notable Appointments of Women in Higher Education

● Janine Remillard, a professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, was named vice chair of the U.S. National Commission for Mathematics Instruction. Professor Remillard has been on the faculty at Penn since 1977. ● Lisa Melendy was named chair and director of physical education, athletics, and recreation at Williams College in […]

Notable Awards to Women in Higher Education

Notable Awards to Women in Higher Education

• Sherry J. Yennello, Regents Professor of Chemistry and associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of Science at Texas A&M University, has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal from the American Chemical Society. Dr. Yennello has taught at Texas A&M since 1993. She holds a […]