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When The Marches Are Over, What Will You Do?

Kimberly Cassidy | Posted 01.20.2017 | College
Kimberly Cassidy

This Saturday, hundreds of thousands are expected to join marches in support of women's rights in Washington, D.C. and other cities. Many of those who...

How Colleges and Universities Make Investments That Count

Helen Drinan | Posted 08.31.2016 | Impact
Helen Drinan

Now more than ever it seems budgets of colleges and universities in America are stretched thin. As is true in many states, cuts to budgets in Oklahoma...

My Conversation with Victoria Rosborough, a Budding Photonics Engineer

Diane Propsner | Posted 12.05.2016 | College
Diane Propsner

Victoria Rosborough working in a cleanroom where device processing is performed. Victoria Rosborough's brilliance was evident early on. She became a ...

Preparing the Next Generation of Engaged Voters

Kimberly Cassidy | Posted 08.08.2016 | College
Kimberly Cassidy

In my April blog post about the limitations of college rankings, I wrote that "the best colleges produce graduates who will make a difference in the w...

Charlotte Brown, Aiding in Development of New Cancer Treatments

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.09.2017 | College
Diane Propsner

Just a few years ago, Charlotte was a student at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana. She was studying biology, chemistry, and mathematics, an...

The Visit Every Female College Applicant Should Make

Kimberly Cassidy | Posted 06.29.2016 | College
Kimberly Cassidy

For many rising high school seniors, the summer between the 11th and 12th grades includes visits to a variety of colleges and universities to learn about options, see what fits, and decide where to apply.

Evelyn B. Christensen, Ed.D., Award-Winning Educational Book Author

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.09.2017 | College
Diane Propsner

After a career teaching mathematics (plus general elementary school subjects), today she is an award-winning author of over fifty puzzle books and math games. With something for both young and old, her books have sold over half a million copies.

Karen M. Davis, Making a Difference via Computing Management

Diane Propsner | Posted 05.25.2016 | College
Diane Propsner

More and more frequently, recent college graduates are interested in employment with companies providing products or services for improving planet earth.

Pay Equity in Our Lifetime? Only If We Act Now

Helen Drinan | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women
Helen Drinan

The gender pay gap has been stalled at approximately 20 percent for more than a decade. Based on the progress we have made to-date, it is projected that it would take until the year 2058 to achieve pay equity.

The Power of One: Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Gender Inclusivity

Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W. | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

This past Monday, Attorney General Lynch spoke, and the nation listened.

Lauren M. Schwartz, Ph.D., Helping Farmers Increase Crop Production

Diane Propsner | Posted 03.17.2016 | College
Diane Propsner

Photo Caption: Dr. Schwartz inspecting a soybean study in the Altheimer Greenhouse at the University of Arkansas. Photo courtesy of Kevin Mills This ...

Lucia Perez, Aspiring Astrophysicist

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.21.2017 | College
Diane Propsner

Photo Caption: Lucia Perez and Dr. Medupe with the 16" telescope at North West University in Mafikeng, South Africa. In my last blog post, New Year, ...

New Year, New Focus: STEM Alumnae From Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 01.07.2017 | College
Diane Propsner

Saint Mary's College chemistry majors work inside the "glovebox" researching the effects of organic liquids interacting with metals. Photo Credit: Sai...

Double the Halloween Fun at Cedar Crest College

Diane Propsner | Posted 11.05.2016 | College
Diane Propsner

Halloween is a holiday where candy rules and who doesn't love giving away free candy? Throw in being able to wear a cool costume and it's understandable why Halloween is no longer just for little children. Today, young and old alike enjoy this early autumn gala, including college students.

Where High School Girls Discover Engineering

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.29.2016 | College
Diane Propsner

Although the field of engineering offers women careers that are engaging and interesting, this career has not been a historically popular choice. Understanding why so few women consider a career in engineering is complex and hard to pin down.

Are Small Colleges Going the Way of the DoDo Bird? Short Answer: No.

Karen Gross | Posted 10.01.2016 | College
Karen Gross

In reading the Moody's Report dated Sept. 25, 2015, which is 11 pages with appendices, there is much more than meets the proverbial eye. Seen and evaluated in a more fulsome fashion, the scary pre-Halloween-like headlines can be mediated.

Meredith College Making Move-In Day Even More Memorable

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.04.2016 | College
Diane Propsner

Move-In Day is a special day for students as they begin their college life. It's both exciting and nerve-racking. While first-year students like the idea of newfound independence, being away from family can be unsettling and stressful.

Lean In, Fall Flat:
Why Young Women Still Stumble at Work

Sarah Batchu | Posted 09.01.2016 | Women
Sarah Batchu

In order to close the ambition gap, however, those who already hold positions of power, and are frustrated with the lack of young women excelling at work, will have the next move, guiding us as we take our first steps into the workforce.

Sweet Briar College's Second Chance

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 08.04.2016 | College
Mark Yzaguirre

A new school year will start in a few weeks. All over the country, first-year students will be arriving on campus to start an important new chapter of their lives and returning students will be remaking some aspects of their collegiate lives while continuing others.

Samantha Lachman

How Students At Women's Colleges Are Working To Expand Our Understanding Of Gender | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.06.2015 | College

CLAREMONT, Calif. -- The feminist heart of Scripps College, a women’s college about a half hour east of Los Angeles, is the Motley, a coffee shop th...

Samantha Lachman

Women's Colleges Are Admitting Trans And Gender-Fluid Applicants. Now What? | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2015 | College

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Ten years ago, Erin Armstrong was forced to drop out of college in Utah because her parents refused to pay her tuition when she cam...

Why Adult Women Returning to College Choose a Women's College

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Diane Propsner

But what about women who decide to attend college years after high school graduation? For adult women looking to earn or complete an undergraduate degree or even get a second bachelor's degree, the good news is you can expect the same quality, affordable education, with an additional benefit: schedule flexibility.

Science Majors Develop Effective Communication Skills at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.09.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

If you're thinking about a STEM career or know of a college-bound high school girl who is, I encourage you to investigate women's colleges.

Amid Sweet Briar Battle, Women's Colleges Remain Important and Relevant

Helen Drinan | Posted 05.27.2015 | College
Helen Drinan

When I first heard the news that Sweet Briar College would close, I thought it was a mistake. How could this be true? Shuttering this respected, 114-year-old women's liberal arts institution seemed implausible.

Women's Colleges: The Launchpad to a Life of Leadership and Service

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

For me, Spelman College is more than an academic institution. It is the place where I first tasted the freedom to be myself without the fear of rejection or judgment. Spelman has become my North Star.