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Elliot Rodger at the Sometimes Troubling Intersection of Race and Gender

Many have now heard of Elliot Rodger, the self-hating, misogynistic 22-year-old man who shot more than a dozen people and murdered six in Isla Vista, Calif., before turning the gun on himself and ending his own life.

Dr. Erika Hayes James is the first African-American woman to lead a Top 25 business school.

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In the last 50 years, the number of women’s colleges has fallen by about 75 percent, from approximately 200 colleges to about 50 — a number that continues to drop.

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Dr. Matthew Lee of James Madison University heads the Cultural and Racial Diversity Studies Lab, which studies areas related to racism, sexism and transphobia.

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Amid a national crisis to recruit skilled professionals to the STEM fields, Kanika Tolver manages not only to represent the scarce number of minorities in STEM, but also emerge as an innovator in information technology.

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Janet Mock’s memoir inspires academic exploration of transgender issues and helps shape the evolution of women’s, gender and sexuality studies.

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This 2014 Emerging Scholar is not only a chemical engineering professor and university administrator, but she is also a vocal supporter of women and African-Americans in STEM.

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For most of American history, the college/university presidency could be described as an “all-boys club”; however, over the last three decades, this has changed.

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Jenny Moshak has retired as Tennessee’s associate director of sports medicine, less than a year after she filed a lawsuit against the university for discrimination and retaliation.

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Dismissed from a doctoral program, Yan Yan has lost her appeal in a gender discrimination, retaliation and hostile educational environment case.

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