Posts Tagged Higher Education

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Harvard votes to sanction exclusive all-male social clubs; Reina does a happy dance

This week in things that delight me, the powers that be at Harvard University, my alma mater and one of the world’s most egregious producers of men wearing salmon shorts who are on their way to Wall Street, just voted to sanction members of unrecognized single-gender organizations.

This week in things that delight me, the powers that be at Harvard University, my alma mater and one of the world’s most egregious producers of men wearing salmon shorts who are on their way to ...

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Women faculty perform more invisible care work than men

Over at The Chronicle of Higher Ed, a professor writing under the pseudonym Myra Green has an important piece up on the care work that female faculty members, particularly women of color, (are expected to) perform for their colleagues and students.

Over at The Chronicle of Higher Ed, a professor writing under the pseudonym Myra Green has an important piece up on the care work that female faculty members, particularly women of color, (are expected to) ...

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Chart of the Day: The most elite colleges have the biggest gender pay gaps for alums

The Department of Education recently released a slew of data on graduation rates, student debt, and earnings by alums of all the colleges and universities in the US. One finding: At all the top-ranked schools, there was a significant gender gap in students’ earnings 10 years after graduation.

The Department of Education recently released a slew of data on graduation rates, student debt, and earnings by alums of all the colleges and universities in the US. One finding: At all the top-ranked schools, there was a ...

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On Graduation: “Let us celebrate the dissidents amongst us”

“If we were to celebrate anything this graduation — let us celebrate the dissidents amongst us. Let us celebrate our resistance, our capacity to care for each other and for the issues we are passionate about so much we butt heads with the institution, our bonds of solidarity that we have formed with our fellow students, with professors and with staff, that have helped us survive these four years.” —Meghna Sridhar

“If we were to celebrate anything this graduation — let us celebrate the dissidents amongst us. Let us celebrate our resistance, our capacity to care for each other and for the issues we are passionate about so ...

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Quick Hit: Scott Walker Eliminates Support for Rape Survivors from Budget

Update: Jezebel has now added a update and apology to their piece, noting that a university spokesperson has clarified that the university requested that Walker delete the requirements because they were redundant with their compliance of the Clery Act.

With a swipe of the “delete” key, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) has eliminated efforts to combat campus rape from the state budget.

Update: Jezebel has now added a update and apology to their piece, noting that a university spokesperson has clarified that the university requested that Walker delete the requirements because they were redundant with their compliance of the Clery ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Over at The Nation, Victoria Law asks, “In a country that claims to care about women and ending violence against women, why does our legal system mimic the tactics of abusers?”

The two Tallahassee police officers who tased an unarmed black woman last September are (finally) being suspended without pay.

Over at The Nation, Victoria Law asks, “In a country that claims to care about women and ending violence against women, why does our legal system mimic the tactics of abusers?”

The two Tallahassee ...

“When campus rape is treated as a PR problem, survivors become liabilities to be controlled, silenced and swept away.”

Writing at Al Jazeera, Dana Bolger explains how the corporatization of higher education — in which “reputation, not education, is the goal” — creates an approach to combating campus sexual assault that is about “the reduction of harm to universities, not to students.”

When campus rape is treated as a PR problem, survivors become liabilities to be controlled, silenced and swept away. Enrolled at institutions that host holiday dinners and fireside chats with their presidents, victims who come forward about their assaults might expect to be heard and protected; instead they too often find the pretense of familial love stripped away as they are placed under school-instituted gagorders, encouraged totake time off from their educations, retaliated ...

Writing at Al Jazeera, Dana Bolger explains how the corporatization of higher education — in which “reputation, not education, is the goal” — creates an approach to combating campus sexual assault that is about “the reduction ...

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