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Morehouse College to Consider Transgender Students for Admission

Morehouse College to Consider Transgender Students for Admission

Beginning with the class that will enter in the fall of 2020, Morehouse College in Atlanta will consider for admission any student who identifies as a man, regardless of the gender assigned to them at birth. The new policy also states that “all students are expected to self-identify as men throughout their education at Morehouse.”

The Gender Gap in African American Educational Attainment

The Gender Gap in African American Educational Attainment

Black women hold a significant edge over Black men in degree attainments at all levels. Black women hold a huge lead in master’s degrees. In 2018, there were 1,185,000 Black women who held a master’s degree but no higher degree. For Black men, the figure was 708,000.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick — Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race and Gender History, 2019-2020

Rutgers University-New Brunswick — Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race and Gender History, 2019-2020

The Department of History at Rutgers University announces a post-doctoral fellowship for scholars pursuing research in race and gender studies.

The Gender Gap in College Completion Rates for African Americans

The Gender Gap in College Completion Rates for African Americans

For African Americans who entered four-year colleges and universities seeking bachelor’s degrees in 2011, women had a graduation rate of 43.9 percent, compared to 34.1 percent of Black men. This was the largest gender gap for any racial or ethnic group.

The Gender Gap in Degree Attainments Among African Americans

The Gender Gap in Degree Attainments Among African Americans

There is a major gender gap in degree awards at all levels among African Americans. In the 2016-17 academic year, Black women earned 66.9 percent of all associate’s degrees, 64.1 percent of all bachelor’s degrees, 70.1 percent of all master’s degrees, and 68.4 percent of all research doctorates awarded to African Americans.

Howard University Makes Great Strides in Gender Diversity in Engineering

Howard University Makes Great Strides in Gender Diversity in Engineering

At the College of Engineering and Architecture at Howard University, 43 percent of students who earned engineering degrees in 2016 were women. This is more than double the national average. The percentage of women assistant professors in the college increased from 9 percent in 2015 to 39 percent today.

The Large Gender Gap in Awards of Degrees and Certificates to African Americans

The Large Gender Gap in Awards of Degrees and Certificates to African Americans

In the 2016-17 academic year, Black women received 66.9 percent of all associate’s degrees, 64.1 percent of all bachelor’s degrees, 70.1 percent of all master’s degrees, and 68 percent of all research doctorates awarded to African Americans.

The Large Gender Gap in Degree Attainments Among African Americans

The Large Gender Gap in Degree Attainments Among African Americans

During the 2015-16 academic year, African Americans earned 570,354 degrees and certificates at degree-granting institutions in the United States. Of these, 65.3 percent were earned by Black women. Black women earned nearly 70 percent of all master’s degrees awarded to African Americans.

The Gender Gap in African American Educational Attainment

The Gender Gap in African American Educational Attainment

Black women now hold a lead over Black men at all degree levels. Black women now hold huge leads in master’s and professional degree attainments. In recent years, Black women have also taken the lead in doctoral degrees.

Differences Between White and Black Women in Perceived Gender Discrimination

Differences Between White and Black Women in Perceived Gender Discrimination

Half of Black women reported that they had experienced gender discrimination in salary or job promotions. Some 40 percent of Black women said they were subjected to gender discrimination during the job hiring practice.

Spelman College in Atlanta Will Admit Transgender Students in 2018

Spelman College in Atlanta Will Admit Transgender Students in 2018

Spelman College in Atlanta announced that for the class that will enter college in the fall of 2018 it “will consider for admission women students including students who consistently live and self-identify as women, regardless of their gender assignment at birth.” Most of the nation’s leading women’s colleges made similar decisions two or three years ago.

Texas Southern University Law School Sanctioned for Alleged Gender Discrimination

Texas Southern University Law School Sanctioned for Alleged Gender Discrimination

An American Bar Association investigative committee visited the campus and heard complaints relating to sexual harassment and gender discrimination and determined that the law school was not meeting the standards set by the ABA.

Spelman College in Atlanta To Decide Whether to Admit Transgender Students

Spelman College in Atlanta To Decide Whether to Admit Transgender Students

Spelman College, the historically Black liberal arts educational institution for women in Atlanta, has announced that it will convene a task force that will make recommendations on whether the college should admit transgender students.

North Carolina Central University to Offer a Minor in Women and Gender Studies

North Carolina Central University to Offer a Minor in Women and Gender Studies

The new program will begin this coming fall. North Carolina Central University states that the minor degree program in women and gender studies is the first of its kind among historically Black universities in North Carolina.

Stanford Political Scientist Examines Gender Differences in Multiracial Identity

Stanford Political Scientist Examines Gender Differences in Multiracial Identity

A new study authored by Lauren D. Davenport, an assistant professor of political science at Stanford University in California, finds that women who are children of interracial couples are more likely to identify themselves as biracial than men who are children of interracial couples.

A Snapshot of the Gender Gap in African American Enrollments in Higher Education

A Snapshot of the Gender Gap in African American Enrollments in Higher Education

In October 2014, there were 1,802,000 Black women enrolled in all levels of higher education in the United States, compared to 1,132,000 Black men. Thus, women made up 61.4 percent of all African American enrollments.

University Study Finds Gender and Sexual Identity Differences in Openness to Interracial Dating

University Study Finds Gender and Sexual Identity Differences in Openness to Interracial Dating

A new study by researchers at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Texas finds White straight males and White lesbians are more open to interracial dating than White gay men and White straight women.

The Gender Gap in African American Degree Attainment

The Gender Gap in African American Degree Attainment

The gender gap is most pronounced for holders of master’s degrees. In 2014, there were 964,000 Black women who held a master’s degree but no higher degree. For Black men, the figure was 565,000.

Report Finds That Women of Color in Science Face Both Gender and Racial Bias

Report Finds That Women of Color in Science Face Both Gender and Racial Bias

Of the 60 women of color in STEM fields in the survey, all 60 women stated that they had been subjected to some sort of gender bias. In having to prove their competence to others, most of the Black women stated that race was more of a barrier than gender.

The Alarming Gender Gap in African American College Participation Rates

The Alarming Gender Gap in African American College Participation Rates

For African Americans, in 1994, men were nine percentage points more likely to enroll in college immediately after high school graduation. Now, Black women hold a 12 percentage point advantage.

Examining the Gender Gap in African American Degree Attainments

Examining the Gender Gap in African American Degree Attainments

There are 2,248,000 African American men over the age of 18 who have earned at least a bachelor’s degree compared to 3,283,000 African American women with at least a bachelor’s degree.

Gender Differences in Acceptance of Black Students at Predominantly White High Schools

Gender Differences in Acceptance of Black Students at Predominantly White High Schools

The research found that stereotypes about African American boys’ prowess in sports and their general perception as being “cool or street smart,” helps them cope in social situations better than African American girls.

The Gender Gap in African American Medical School Enrollments

The Gender Gap in African American Medical School Enrollments

Nationwide, women make up 47.2 percent of all medical school students in the United States. But for African Americans, the gender gap is significantly in favor of women.

Texas Study Seeks to Explain the Gender Gap in Educational Attainment for Blacks and Hispanics

Texas Study Seeks to Explain the Gender Gap in Educational Attainment for Blacks and Hispanics

Scholars from Texas A&M University and the University of Texas will conduct a study to examine how two- and four-year Texas higher education institutions are developing initiatives to address the educational crisis among Black and Hispanic men.

Study Finds the Gender Wage Gap Is Larger for Black Women Than It Is for White Women

Study Finds the Gender Wage Gap Is Larger for Black Women Than It Is for White Women

The study found that on average for all races, women are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men. But African American women are paid only 70 percent of every dollar paid to men of all races and only 64 cents for every dollar paid to non-Hispanic White men.

Kansas State University Study Looks at the Gender Aspect of Racial Profiling

Kansas State University Study Looks at the Gender Aspect of Racial Profiling

White women stopped by police were the most likely group to be let go with only a warning. Black women were just as likely as White men to be ticketed, arrested, or searched.

The Gender Gap in African American Degree Attainments

The Gender Gap in African American Degree Attainments

Black women hold a slight overall lead over Black men but the gender gap is much larger if we look only at younger Black women and younger Black men.

The Gender Gap in African-American Graduate School Enrollments

The Gender Gap in African-American Graduate School Enrollments

The Council of Graduate Schools has released new data on enrollments for the 2010-11 academic year. That year, there were 1,476,674 American citizens or permanent U.S. residents enrolled in U.S. graduate schools. Of these, 176,836, or 12 percent, were African Americans. So, in relation to relative percentages of the U.S. population, African-Americans have reached parity […]

The Racial Gender Gap in U.S. Dental Schools

The Racial Gender Gap in U.S. Dental Schools

In dental school enrollments, the large gender gap in favor of men exists only for whites.

Pomona College — Senior Associate Dean, Academic and Personal Success

Pomona College — Senior Associate Dean, Academic and Personal Success

The SADAPS will support a student-focused strategy which fosters holistic development by focusing on personal and social responsibility, co-curricular education, and community engagement.

Pomona College — Associate Dean and Senior Director of the Career Development Office

Pomona College — Associate Dean and Senior Director of the Career Development Office

The SDCDO will facilitate opportunities for Pomona’s unique, highly-motivated student body to explore diverse career pathways, develop critical, 21st century career skills, and translate their liberal arts education across a range of industries.

Northern Illinois University — Admissions Counselor (#35740)

Northern Illinois University — Admissions Counselor (#35740)

Admission Counselors will coordinate and execute a variety of prospective student recruitment and yield initiatives, which includes recruitment territory management, presentations, correspondence, and extensive travel.

Georgia State University College of Law — Lecturer of Law

Georgia State University College of Law — Lecturer of Law

Georgia State University College of Law currently seeks qualified candidates for the position of Lecturer in its Lawyering: Foundations program.

Drexel University — Director, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

Drexel University — Director, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

The director must possess exceptional communication and collaborative leadership skills together with a demonstrated track record of external funding and scholarly publications in the field of autism and developmental disabilities.

Compounded Privilege in White Neighborhoods Is the Real Driver for Economic Inequality

Compounded Privilege in White Neighborhoods Is the Real Driver for Economic Inequality

The results of a study conducted by a sociologist at the University pf Pittsburgh show that public policies need to address how opportunities for success are hoarded in privileged spaces, allowing advantaged, predominantly White communities to thrive.

University of Miami — Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions

University of Miami — Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions

The successful candidate will be responsible for the recruitment of undergraduate students while overseeing a holistic admissions process.

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