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U.S. Department of Education Releases List of Higher Education Institutions with Open Title IX Sexual Violence Investigations, May 1, 2014.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released today a list of the higher education institutions under investigation for possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. In the past, Department officials confirmed individual Title IX investigations at institutions, but today's list is the first comprehensive look at which campuses are under review by OCR for possible violations of the law's requirements around sexual violence.
Last Amazon. Wonder Woman Returns. By Jill Lepore. New Yorker. September 22, 2014, pp 63-74
Lepore is a Harvard historian and a staff writer for the New Yorker. Her article on Wonder Woman discusses the recent inclusion of the character in movies and her creator (a male psychologist) whose family was invovled with women's suffrage and feminism.
'Passages' Author Reflects On Her Own Life Journey by NPR Staff, September 20, 2014 4:55 PM ET
Journalist and author Gail Sheehy has taken readers into the minds and hearts of countless important figures. Throughout her career, she's written in-depth character portraits of Hillary Clinton, Michael Gorbachev and Margaret Thatcher, among others. She's also dug deep into people's lives and personalities more broadly. Her influential 1976 bestseller Passages examined the predictable crises people experience as they age, and follow-ups like The Silent Passage: Menopause and Understanding Men's Passages continued to map how people change as time goes on. But in her latest book, Daring: My Passages, Sheehy turns inward, reflecting on her own life journey. This time, her subject is a trailblazing woman who made a name for herself in journalism at a time when it was dominated by men. Sheehy worked in the women's department of the New York Herald Tribune, known as "the estrogen zone," before becoming a pioneer of long-form magazine journalism in the late 1960s.
For Working Mothers, a Price to Pay, Claire Cain Miller. New York Times. September 7, 2014.
"One of the worst career moves a woman can make is to have children. Mothers are less likely to be hired for jobs, to be perceived as competent at work or to be paid as much as their male colleagues with the same qualifications. For men, meanwhile, having a child is good for their careers. They are more likely to be hired than childless men, and tend to be paid more after they have children."
Troll Slayer: A Cambridge Classicist Takes on Her Sexist Detractors. Rebecca Mead. New Yorker. Volume 90, no 25, Sept. 1, 2014. pp 30-36.
Profile of professor Mary Beard, a British classicist and prolific writer. "With ambiale indignation, she explored the ways that men have silenced outspoken women since the days of the ancients." in a lecture at the British Museum titled "Oh Do Shut Up Dear".