Four of the Six Winners of the McKnight Scholar Awards Are Women

The McKnight Scholar Awards are granted to young scientists who are in the early stages of establishing their own independent laboratories and research careers and who have demonstrated a commitment to neuroscience.

Four Women With Current Ties to the Academic World Win Pulitzer Prizes

Nicole Eustace and Ada Ferrer of New York University won Pulitzer Prizes in history. Salamishah Tillet of Rutgers University-Newark won in the criticism category and Erin I. Kelly of Tufts University was awarded the prize in biography.

Women Scholars Dominate the National Book Critics Circle Awards

The National Book Critics Circle Awards annually bestows honors in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. This year, women won in four of the six categories.

Five Women Scholars Awarded the Wolf Prize

First awarded in 1978, the Wolf Prize is awarded in the scientific fields of medicine, agriculture, mathematics, chemistry, and physics, as well as art categories. The prizes include a monetary award of $100,000.

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

For the eleventh year in a row, the highest percentage of women in the entering class among this large group of leading research universities is found at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Six Women Scholars Granted Tenure at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

Macalester College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in St. Paul, Minnesota, has announced that six faculty members have been granted tenure. All six are women.

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    Oct. 5, 2022 - A new study led by Whitney Buser, senior academic professional and associate director of academic programs in the School of Economics at the Georgia Institute of Technology investigated whether bias exists at the outset of the semester and whether backlash after grading exacerbates it.
  • Gender Differences in How Recent College Graduates Fared During the Pandemic

    Gender Differences in How Recent College Graduates Fared During the Pandemic

    Oct. 5, 2022 - For 2015-16 college graduates, 12.6 percent of women reported that they had difficulty meeting essential expenses during the pandemic, compared to only 8.3 percent of men who graduated from college that year. For college-educated men, the average annual pay during the pandemic was $67,800. For college-education women, the average pay was $55,900.
  • The Persisting Gender Gap in Poverty Rates in the United States

    The Persisting Gender Gap in Poverty Rates in the United States

    Sep. 28, 2022 - In 2021, only 4.8 percent of married-couple families lived in poverty. For families headed by a single man, 12 percent of all families were poor. But for families headed by a single woman, 23 percent of all families were poor. There were more than 12 million people living below the poverty line in families headed by a single woman, including
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