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NYU’s Initiative for Women With Disabilities Provides Holistic Wellness Services

From primary care visits to gynecological exams to acupuncture and even hairstyling, the center is a catchall space for about 400 women with physical disabilities in Manhattan.

Whether it’s fostering respect for diversity, discussing sports stories in the headlines or navigating the changing landscape of college sports, women play a vital role.

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Susan Hunter, the first female president of the flagship campus in Orono, started her career as an adjunct professor at the university in 1987.

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University of Cincinnati researchers are launching a study of African-American women to determine whether childhood lead exposure has affected bone and muscle health.

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Bjong Wolf Yeigh says that about half of the student body is made up of first-generation college attendees and that about 43 percent of the student body are students of color.

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Dr. Darlene Clark Hine, a pioneering scholar in the field of African American women’s history, was among a group of individuals honored Monday at the White House.

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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.

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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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