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Dr. Maya Angelou Becomes First Black Woman Featured on U.S. Quarter
January 11, 2022
What Woman Want: Leadership at HBCUs
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) gathered a panel of women in leadership at HBCUs to share their stories of success, their advice for future women leaders, and ways to create a pipeline for women to become leaders.
October 12, 2021
Stepping Up to Support Women in Transition
As more women are displaced from the workforce amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, experts say transition programs could play a vital role in their return.
October 7, 2021
Texas Could Lose Out On Skilled Workers Due To Restrictive Abortion Law, Poll Finds
September 2, 2021
Yale University Organizations Create Grant and Program Opportunities to Support Women Health Research
To bridge the research gap, Yale University affiliated organizations—Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY) and the Office of Cooperative Research (OCR)—recently implemented programs and grant opportunities to support women faculty and research on women’s health. Since its establishment in 1998, WHRY has provided pilot funds to researchers looking to study sex and gender differences in […]
July 29, 2021
‘Influential Yet Unsung’ Civil Rights Pioneer Gloria Richardson Has Died at 99
Gloria Richardson, “an influential yet largely unsung civil rights pioneer,” has died at age 99 in New York City, reports The Associated Press. By organizing the the Cambridge Movement on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in 1962, Richardson became the first woman to lead a prolonged grassroots civil rights movement outside of the Deep South. The movement […]
July 19, 2021
Roueche Center Forum: Toward Gender Equality in Technology Careers
COVID-19 has demonstrated that technology is a bridge to sustaining a degree of normalcy in our lives. Institutions were able to switch almost overnight to online instruction and services only because of advances in technology, showing how critical having prepared professionals to address world problems is. According to the 2021 study “Women Chief Technology Officers in Community Colleges” by Monica D. Wiggins, the prevalence of technology today requires skilled technology workers — more than ever before — to secure, design, maintain and upgrade an ever-increasing number of advanced technological devices and programs.
July 9, 2021
‘I’ve Never Told Anyone’: Study Examines Why Sexual Assault Victims Remain Silent
Throughout the years, Dr. Sandra Caron and Deborah Mitchell began to notice a certain trend each time they spoke to classes about sexual assault. Directly after the discussion, or perhaps days later, a student would come forward and disclose their experience of being assaulted. More often than not, Caron and Mitchell noted, these students would use the following phrase: “I’ve never told anyone this but…”
July 8, 2021
This Professor Introduces Women to STEM By Bridging Engineering and Health Care
Currently, women represent 15–18% of the STEM workforce but 85% of the health care field. As the director of Florida Poly’s Health Systems Engineering program, Dr. Grisselle Centeno hopes to encourage more women to opt for STEM careers by developing a bridge between health care and engineering.
July 7, 2021
Students, Nonprofits Work to End Period Poverty on Campuses Nationwide
In March, a group gathered in the middle of Lincoln University’s student union area for a celebration, complete with balloons, music, photo opportunities and appearances made by the university’s king and queen. The occasion? A “period pop-up shop,” in which tampons, pads and other sanitary products were handed out as casually as party favors.
July 2, 2021
Report: Massachusetts Shows Significant Increase In Number Of Women Of Color Leading Colleges And Universities
The state of Massachusetts is touting some positive news: the increasing number of female college and university presidents. According to a recent study released by the Women’s Power Gap Initiative of the Eos Foundation, the number of women of color in the state have more than doubled over the past three years, with six women welcoming their first women presidents.
June 24, 2021
Dr. Susan West Engelkemeyer Wraps Up a Storied Career as President of Nichols College
When Dr. Susan West Engelkemeyer, president of Nichols College, took the reins of that small New England business college, she was acutely aware of just how male-dominated the space was. Higher education administration as a whole, Nichols’ executive team and faculty, the world of business education — all of it was largely run by men. So she set out to change that representation of business education and to create a more inclusive campus for women at all levels.
June 22, 2021
Undergraduate Enrollment is Down, But Trends are Encouraging for Women in STEM
Last week, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center released a study of Spring 2021 enrollment, which showed a dramatic decrease in total undergraduate enrollment. And there were significant loses in programs associated with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
June 21, 2021
Virginia Middle School Renamed After NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson
Sidney Lanier Middle School – a Fairfax, Virginia middle school named after a Confederate soldier – has been renamed in honor of African American NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, ABC News reported. Lanier was a poet and Confederate private. Johnson was one of four Black women whose work with NASA helped pave the way for the […]
June 7, 2021
Frontier Nursing University Endows New Scholarship to Increase Diversity in Healthcare
Frontier Nursing University (FNU) has endowed a new scholarship to support African American, Black, Native American, and Alaskan Native students. The scholarship will be for 10 students a year. FNU will designate $2.5 million to give $100,000 in scholarships a year. “While our other endowed scholarships are needed by and available to students of all […]
May 18, 2021
Why College-Educated Black Women Are Threats in 2021
College-educated Black women are a threat ─ to the white American supremacy and higher education as we know it. Threats are meant to intimidate ─ to threaten is to give signs or warnings, to announce with intent or possibility, to cause to feel insecure or anxious. Threats hang and hover over, invoking fear with purpose. Threats are an indication of something impending. The threat of powerful, college-educated Black women in 2021 is looming. Warning signs ahead!
April 27, 2021
Reflections of a Woman in STEM
It is no secret that women remain underrepresented in STEM fields. Based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics, for the last 15 years, women have consistently earned more than half of the degrees conferred by postsecondary institutions.
March 11, 2021
Biden Orders Review of Trump-Era Title IX Regulations
President Joe R. Biden will sign an executive order directing the U.S. Department of Education to review Trump-era changes to Title IX regulations on Monday, which is International Women’s Day, NBC reported. Under former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, the department shifted how colleges and universities handle sexual harassment and assault cases. Among other changes, […]
March 8, 2021
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