Women - Higher Education



Extend the Tenure Clock to Save Careers of Rising Academic Women

by Karen Bjorkman | November 30, 2020 The halls of higher education already had a leaky pipeline for women in science and academia, b [...] Read more

Meet Jennifer Lynne Williams, Director of Athletics, Alabama State University

by Diverse Staff | November 23, 2020
Women in Sports Leadership: Q&A with Jennifer Lynne Williams, the director of athletics at Alab [...] Read more

The PhD Project Panel Focuses on Building the Pipeline

by | November 20, 2020
The PhD Project — a non-profit organization working to increase the diversity of business sch [...] Read more

Meet the First Black Woman to Receive a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester

by | October 29, 2020
Upon graduating, Dr. Monique Mendes was “surprised” to learn that she became the first Blac [...] Read more

Kamala Harris Touts Her Howard University, Alpha Kappa Alpha Connections

by B. Denise Hawkins | October 28, 2020
At 17, in the early 1980s, Kamala D. Harris made her first run for an elected office. Then, the [...] Read more

Three Black Female Authors Among 2020 ‘Genius Grant’ Winners

by | October 6, 2020
Three prominent Black female authors — N.K. Jemisin, Jacqueline Woodson and Tressie McMillan [...] Read more

Study: Collegiate Esports Is Booming, But Women Are Being Left Behind

by | September 28, 2020
Varsity esports programs are rapidly expanding onto the collegiate scene, but women players are [...] Read more

Higher Ed Remembers Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

by | September 20, 2020
The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday at the age of 87 dealt a [...] Read more

The Air Force’s First Female African American Fighter Pilot Is Paving the Way For Women of Color

by Lois Elfman | September 4, 2020
The Air Force’s first female African American fighter pilot is focused on helping others achi [...] Read more

Colleges and Universities Celebrate Women’s Vote Centennial

by Walter Hudson | August 18, 2020
Even as colleges and universities grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and the return to a new sc [...] Read more

Elaine Jones to Speak at Virtual Centennial Celebration of 19th Amendment

by | August 17, 2020
This week marks 100 years since Tennessee became the last state to ratify the 19th Amendment, g [...] Read more

No Longer Participating in Our Own Oppression

by Susan Shaw | August 13, 2020
Every day, institutions of higher education ask marginalized people to participate in their own [...] Read more

Closing University Child Care Centers Hurts Both Student Parents and Future Educators

by Autumn Green and Wendy Wagner Robeson | July 31, 2020
Across the country, early childhood care and education programs have been hard hit by the COVID [...] Read more

UNCF Survey Measures How COVID-19 Has Affected HBCU Students’ Fall Plans

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More than 5,000 students from 17 United Negro College Fund (UNCF) historically Black colleges a [...] Read more

Sweet Briar College Seeks to Foster Ideal Learning Environment for Next Generation of Female Engineers

by | July 30, 2020
Rather than large lecture-style classes, Sweet Briar College offers a hands-on experiential lea [...] Read more




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