First-Year Women Students at the Nation’s Leading Liberal Arts Colleges

The admissions cycle for the Class of 2024 that began school in the fall of 2020 was far from normal. The global pandemic impacted students’ plans for college, parents’ ability to pay for college and the willingness of students to be on campus.

First-Year Women Students at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

Of the 27 high-ranking research universities for which we have data, women were a majority of the entering students at 18 schools. This is the same number as a year ago. Five years ago, women were a majority at only 11 high-ranking universities.

Nine Women Named Mitchell Scholars

The US-Ireland Alliance recently announced the 12 members of the George J. Mitchell Scholar Class of 2022. Nine of the Mitchell Scholars this year are women.

Women Named Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for Research & Teaching in Chemistry

Winners of these awards are within the first five years of their academic careers, have each created an outstanding independent body of scholarship in the chemical sciences, and are deeply committed to education.

A Record Number of Women Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences recently announced the election of 100 new members. This year, 40 of the new members are women, the most ever elected to the academy in a single year.

Twelve Women Assistant Professors Named 2019 Cottrell Scholars

These awards provide $100,000 to each recipient identified as a leader in integrating science teaching and research at a top U.S. research university or a primarily undergraduate institution.

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    Jun. 10, 2021 - The University of Bridgeport was recently acquired by Goodwin University in East Hartford, Connecticut. The Bridgeport campus will retain its name and will have independent leadership. With more than 20 years of experience in higher education, Dr. Wilken has been serving as provost and dean of faculty at Goodwin University.
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    Jun. 9, 2021 - Professor Harvey is a professor of politics at New York University. She also serves as the founding director of the Public Safety Lab a community-engaged research initiative that draws on the dual lenses of social science and data science to provide insight into mass incarceration and recommendations for improvement of the criminal justice system.
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    Linda Thompson Will Be the Twenty-First President of Westfield State University in Massachuetts

    Jun. 9, 2021 - Dr. Thompson has served as dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston since 2017 and previously held a similar position at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Earlier, she served as provost and vice-chancellor at North Carolina A&T State University and dean of nursing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.
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