For Expert Women, Look to Women's Colleges

Post date: 5/5/2014

It makes a difference when you study at a college that empowers women, especially in a gendered world in which people still believe that they can’t identify qualified women across every field.

A Letter to My Granddaughter: Bossy Can Be Beautiful

Post date: 4/24/2014

The word "bossy" can certainly have a negative connotation, but young women today also have the chance to invest the word with all it means to be a leader.  Helen Drinan, President of Simmons College, encourages her granddaughter's generation to do just that.

Our Powers Combined

Post date: 3/14/2014

In the face of mounting financial challenges, some small colleges are hoping that -- together -- they can be as innovative in the online education space as the big guys.

The Council of Independent Colleges and the Teagle Foundation, which supports undergraduate education in arts and sciences, are among some of the organizations pushing for a liberal arts approach to online or hybrid education through recent initiatives that invite small colleges to work together and learn from one another.

Women’s Colleges Ahead in Educating First Gen, Lower Income Students

Post date: 1/29/2014

Women’s college presidents to share their expertise about serving first generation and post traditional students at today’s White House summit

Spelman President Beverly Tatum Wins a Carnegie Corporation Award

Post date: 1/29/2014

Spelman College, a historically black liberal arts college for women, celebrates with President Beverly Tatum, who received one of four 2013 Academic Leadership Awards from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Established in 2005, the award honors university presidents who are resourceful administrators and who also exhibit an avid interest in the liberal arts. Other award winners were Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University; John Hennessy, president of Stanford University; and Richard Brodhead, president of Duke University.
Hear President Tatum’s interview on 12/9 on the PBS NewsHour.  

Mount Holyoke President Picked for NCAA Division III Board

Post date: 1/29/2014

In college athletics, Division I teams garner much of the attention, money and scandal associated with the NCAA. That leads to a spillover into the governance of smaller programs in Divisions II and III. That's according to Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella, who was recently appointed to the NCAA Division III board. Pasquerella, who is a medical ethicist, says a solution to a Division I problem does not always make sense for schools like Mount Holyoke.

 

Over-Reaching on Undermatching

Post date: 1/22/2014

“Undermatching" is the latest buzzword to afflict higher education, a theory that "high achieving low income" students should choose only elite or "competitive" colleges and universities instead of the often-local institutions that serve low income students in large numbers. Skim the best off the top, the theory seems to say, and they will do very well. Heck with the rest!

Women Lag in Leadership Roles, CEO Earnings New National Report Shows

Post date: 11/10/2013

At the highest levels of the American workforce, less than 20 percent of the top leadership jobs are held by women, according to a new national study, which found that women, on average, earn less than men in comparable jobs while, by some measures, outperforming them.

How to Afford a College Education for Your Daughter

Post date: 10/10/2013

Women's colleges offer real value and real advantages for your college-bound daughter.  They help young women thrive and are surprisingly affordable as these families discovered.

The Sum of All Salaries

Post date: 9/16/2013

The most pernicious movement yet to afflict higher education with the curse of metrics over mission is the eruption of studies and websites purporting to measure the value of a college education through the salaries of our graduates. 

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