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Women, College, Marriage and Jobs

Women, College, Marriage and Jobs

December 17, 2018

Attending a more selective college may be linked to increased odds of working, decreased odds of marriage for women, but not men, study suggests.
Attending a more selective college may be linked to increased odds of working, decreased odds of marriage for women, but not men, study suggests.

December 17, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Growing Blue-Collar Labor Shortage

Growing Blue-Collar Labor Shortage

December 17, 2018

Converging demographic, educational and economic trends have reversed a decades-long trend in the U.S. jobs market, according to a new analysis from the Conference Board, making it harder for companies to find workers in blue-collar and low-paying service occupations than in highly educated, white-collar ones.
Converging demographic, educational and economic trends have reversed a decades-long trend in the U.S. jobs market, according to a new analysis from the Conference Board, making it harder for companies to find workers in blue-collar and low-paying service occupations than in highly educated, white-collar ones.

December 17, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

A Strengths-Based Study of Black Women in STEM

A Strengths-Based Study of Black Women in STEM

December 17, 2018

“#BlackGirlMagic: The Identity Conceptualization of Black Women in Undergraduate STEM Education,” a qualitative study in Science Education, takes an in-depth look at how race and gender impact a small group of undergraduate women’s identity as scientists. The paper’s authors say their approach is notable in that they focused on the strengths of underrepresented minority women in the natural sciences, technology, engineering and math. 
“#BlackGirlMagic: The Identity Conceptualization of Black Women in Undergraduate STEM Education,” a qualitative study in Science Education, takes an in-depth look at how race and gender impact a small group of undergraduate women’s identity as scientists. The paper’s authors say their approach is notable in that they focused on the strengths of underrepresented minority women in the natural sciences, technology, engineering and math. 

December 17, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

The New Title IX Guidelines Benefit Survivors - Opinion Piece

The New Title IX Guidelines Benefit Survivors - Opinion Piece

December 17, 2018

Meg Mott writes: Under the Obama-era guidelines, students who had been sexually assaulted or sexually harassed were denied substantial decision-making processes. First, students had no choice in whether or not to report a case of nonconsensual sex or unwelcome sexual advances. Second, their judicial options were limited to a Title IX disciplinary panel. Third, the definition of sexual harassment privileged their fears over adult communication. All three elements of the old rules made it harder for survivors to heal.
Meg Mott writes: Under the Obama-era guidelines, students who had been sexually assaulted or sexually harassed were denied substantial decision-making processes. First, students had no choice in whether or not to report a case of nonconsensual sex or unwelcome sexual advances. Second, their judicial options were limited to a Title IX disciplinary panel. Third, the definition of sexual harassment privileged their fears over adult communication. All three elements of the old rules made it harder for survivors to heal.

December 17, 2018

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The New York Times

Education Dept. Cancels Plan for New Student Loan System and Will Try Again

Education Dept. Cancels Plan for New Student Loan System and Will T...

December 17, 2018

Just seven months before the scheduled release of a new technology system intended to simplify the repayment process for more than 35 million federal student loan borrowers, the Education Department is scrapping its plan and starting over.
Just seven months before the scheduled release of a new technology system intended to simplify the repayment process for more than 35 million federal student loan borrowers, the Education Department is scrapping its plan and starting over.

December 17, 2018

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