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College Women Gain Valuable Career Experience This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.24.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

The summer months are the perfect time for college students to add relevant experience to their resume. This experience, whether you're going on to graduate school or launching your career after graduation, gives you a chance to stand out.

What These STEM College Women Are Doing This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.16.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Having graduated from a women's college with a degree in biology, I thought it would be fun to see what my fellow STEM sisters are doing this summer.

The Top Five Myths About Attending An All-Women's College

Nora Turriago | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
Nora Turriago

As soon as I leave the bubble of Smith College, I find myself having to explain or clarify various misconceptions that friends from high school -- and even the parents of these friends -- have about what it's really like to attend a school without any boys.

College Students Provide Update to Their "50 States in 50 Days" Travel Adventure

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.23.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

In mid-May I introduced, Madeline Carl and Meredith Jacob, the traveling filmmakers from Stephens College. On schedule (more or less) and already ha...

The Privilege of Empowering Women of Influence

Susan C. Scrimshaw | Posted 06.20.2014 | College
Susan C. Scrimshaw

Women's colleges have a treasured responsibility to empower and inspire young women to be confident, articulate and success-oriented. Such institutions offer a unique experience where women can learn and grow together.

Memorable 2014 Graduation Images From Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.12.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Having viewed numerous commencement photographs from women's colleges across the country, in this blog post, I'll share with you several of the images I found memorable.

Leaning In To The Presidency: Hillary, Sheryl And Me

Rabbi Carole B. Balin, Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Carole B. Balin, Ph.D.

Will Hillary Clinton take Sheryl Sandberg's advice and lean in? Will she announce her candidacy for president even as she awaits the birth of her first grandchild? Would we ask such a question of Bill? The answers are of more than passing interest to me.

First-Generation Student Graduates With Honors and Shares Her College Experience

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.09.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

College graduation was especially sweet for Jennifer Eadie. A first-generation student, she's the first woman in her family to graduate from college.

Graduating College Women Talk About "The Douglass Difference"

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.28.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

On May 17, 2014, Margaret Frimpong, Gabrielle Rossi, Dawn Angelicca Barcelona, Jenae Keith, and Khoobi Gangdev graduated from Douglass Residential College along with 439 other women. These graduates joined a long list of alumnae (more than 36,000) since its founding in 1918.

Crazy Cool Commencement Caps and the Women Who Designed Them

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Photo Credit: Meredith College Decorating commencement caps is a tradition that college students across the United States participate in. It's one w...

Their Dream Becomes a Reality: 50 States in 50 Days

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.20.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Photo Credit: Meredith Jacob Meet Madeline Carl and Meredith Jacob, two college filmmakers who are traveling 50 states in 50 days by car. Although...

Inspirational Senior Art Show at Ursuline College

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

If you find yourself in the Cleveland, OH, area this week, take a short drive to Pepper Pike, home of the only women's college in Ohio, Ursuline College. Here you'll experience a unique student art show, filled with form diversity that will inspire and delight you.

How This College Senior Fashion Designer Incorporates Marine Biology Into Her Fashion Designs

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Photo Caption: Holly Hmielewski's Bioluminescence Collection Photo Credit: Stephens College Holly Hmielewski, a senior at Stephens College studying...

Her Solution for Getting More Girls Interested in STEM

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.28.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Only after recently learning that her childhood experience is more atypical than typical, Flynn decided to do something to share her STEM passion with young girls.

Pharrell-Inspired "Happy" Women's Colleges Videos

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.07.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Pharrell's "Happy" video has inspired many people to create "Happy" videos of their own, including numerous colleges across the country. It's not surprising. This award-winning song is contagious.

Women as Music Producers: The Movement

Diane Propsner | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
Diane Propsner

Meet Ebonie Smith, a gifted music producer, songwriter, and entrepreneur who is committed to encouraging women to join her in her craft. This is her amazing story.

How This Shark-Loving, Lacrosse Player Found Her Joy at a Women's College

Diane Propsner | Posted 05.24.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Because her campus visit went well, Jordy was warming up to the idea of attending a women's college. But she wanted to learn more about Converse and decided that an overnight stay would be a good idea.

Expert Advice From a Women's College Alumna About Seeking a Career In Marine Biology

Diane Propsner | Posted 05.19.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

If you are looking for a truly empowering college environment (in addition to strong academics), you'll find it at a women's college.

This Bizarre Naked Man Statue Is Freaking Everyone Out

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.11.2014 | College

A realistic statue of an almost-naked man lurking on a women's college campus is making some students very uncomfortable. The statue, called "Sleep...

First Semester College Reflections

Diane Propsner | Posted 03.27.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Last fall I asked several high school girls why they decided to attend a women's college and shared their reasons in a blog post. For this blog post, I thought it would be fun to re-visit with those students to see how their first semester at college went.

A $10,000 Scholarship for College-Bound High School Girls -- The Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.25.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

In a recent blog post, How to Afford a Quality College Education for Your Daughter, I wrote about the affordability of attending a women's college. Hi...

From Their Hearts to Your Home: Videos of Women's Colleges Holiday Wishes

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.20.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Today, I'm sharing holiday videos from women's colleges as they celebrate the holidays, offering season's greetings, holiday wishes, and Christmas cheer!

STEM Girls Become FUN Gals at Cedar Crest College

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.10.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Only a few years ago, Jessica Hile, Jenette Stadnik, Natalie Akers and Julia Kelly were STEM girls; now in college they continue to explore their interests. Jessica is in her junior year and is majoring in biodiversity and conservation biology.

Project Runway Season 12 Winner Dom Offers College Advice to Women Interested in Fashion Design

Diane Propsner | Posted 12.29.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

The friends that Dom made while attending Moore College provided much welcomed support and encouragement during her time on Project Runway. "It's all about Moore girls sticking together," Dom Streater said.

How to Afford a Quality College Education for Your Daughter

Diane Propsner | Posted 12.10.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

If you're a parent with a college-bound daughter, I know you're thinking about the cost of her education. On one hand, you're so proud of her; on the ...