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WIA Report: Weekly Newsletter April 2, 2013

Women in Academia Report celebrates women's progress in higher education and explores issues of gender equity at U.S. colleges and universities. Click on any of the article titles below to read the full story at


Women in Academia Report

Weekly Newsletter
April 2, 2013

Please Do Us a Favor

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We certainly appreciate your help and look forward to serving you throughout 2013 and beyond.

Here is a sampling of the latest news at

The First Woman President of Babson College

Kerry Healey has taught at several universities and served for four years as lieutenant governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Mitt Romney administration. She will become Babson’s first woman president on July 1.

Women With High Math and Verbal Abilities Tend to Pursue Careers Outside of STEM Fields

The study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Michigan found that women with high skill levels in mathematics but lower abilities in verbal skills are the ones who tend to pursue careers in STEM disciplines.

A Change in Leadership at Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey

Edythe Abdullah has announced she is stepping down as president of the two-year college in Newark, New Jersey, and will be replaced on an interim basis by Gale Gibson, senior vice president for academic affairs.

University Study Shows the Value of Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards

Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, have produced a study that finds that companies that have a significant number of women on their board of directors do better than companies where men dominate the boards.


Additional Recent Articles

• The Next President of Onondaga Community College
• Mount Saint Mary’s College Report Examines the Status of Women in California
• Judith Shapiro, Former Barnard College President, to Lead the Teagle Foundation
• Sophia Wisniewska to Lead the St. Petersburg Campus of the University of South Florida
• Elizabeth Murphy Topp Is a Finalist for Dean of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin
• Harvard Expands Options for Employees Who Breastfeed
• Penn State Offering Free Self-Defense Classes for Women Students
• Oberlin Professor Honored for Her Work to Save Libyan Heritage Sites
• Salem College’s Tekla Ali Johnson Wins Book Award
• The Late Susan Nolen-Hoeksema of Yale Honored by the Association for Psychological Science
• Rutgers Professor Serving as Chief Economist for the Labor Department
• One Woman Among the Six Finalists for President of the College of Coastal Georgia
• Four Women Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Maine
• The New Provost at Cogswell College
• Three Women in New Teaching Roles
• Washington State University Promotes Five Women to Full Professor
• Two Women Appointed to Dean Positions
• New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six Women
• Prairie State College Names Two Women as Finalists for President
• Trinity College Promotes Two Women to Full Professor
• In Memoriam: Maxine Garner, 1919-2013
• Recent Books That May Be of Interest to Women Scholars
• Online Articles That May Be of Interest to WIAReport Readers



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