Vixen Watch for February 6, 2016

WELCOME TO VIXEN WATCH,

Below please find your weekend read which includes articles and news related to Sweet Briar College, Liberal Arts, STEM, and more.  

Sweet Briar College has redesigned its website.  Check it out –

http://sbc.edu  I am sure you will like it.

A GRANT was given to Sweet Briar to bolster its environmental programs. Check out the ‘Sweet Briar News’ section.

Would you like to return to Sweet Briar as a student?  Now you can take courses on campus if you are working on your MAT and M.ed.   You can find more information in the ‘Sweet Briar News’ section.

 

The Sweet Briar swim team  has another big swim meet next week February 12 though 14 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, NC.  If you are in the area please go, cheer and support them. More info in the ‘Sweet Briar News’ section.

 

The section ‘Vixens Helping Vixens’ is back. It is towards the end this edition.  Please don’t skip it.

 

Last but not least Sara Rothamel received an email from her SBC Bio Professor, Dr. Linda Fink, who told her that a SALAMANDER she tagged 8 years ago was recaptured.   A sign that not only alumnae like to come back to Sweet Briar.  😉

And as always, if you have anything you would like to have posted on Vixen Watch, please post your request in the comment section. 

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

If you didn’t have the chance to watch the town hall meeting live yesterday afternoon, can either go to

http://sbc.edu/videos/

or watch it here.


Sweet Briar leaders field questions at town hall meeting

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-leaders-field-questions-at-town-hall-meeting/article_6d5c0e8f-ca2a-5b25-9286-d8b824ab1121.html


 

SBC president, chairwoman take questions at town hall meeting

http://sbc.edu/news/sbc-president-chairwoman-take-questions-at-town-hall-meeting/


 

Great NEWS – GRANT  TO BOLSTER SWEET BRIAR’S ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS

http://sbc.edu/news/grant-to-bolster-sweet-briars-environmental-programs/

and

http://m.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-s-environmental-program-gets-m-boost/article_32e53b98-28ca-5edf-bdab-ac2024d36cdf.html?mode=jqm


Sweet Briar announces new director of media,  marketing and communication

http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-announces-new-director-of-media-marketing-and-communications/


Sweet Briar students debate ‘Ethics and Civic Responsibility’

http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-students-debate-ethics-and-civic-responsibility/


SBC-inspired art is up for auction in Montana

http://sbc.edu/news/sbc-inspired-art-is-up-for-auction-in-montana/


ATTENTION SBC ALUMNAE: We want you to come back to SBC and work on your MAT or your M.Ed.!!
Campus housing may be available to alumnae coming back to work on their graduate degree!! Also, at only $355 per credit hour, both our MAT (30 credit hours-1 year) and M.Ed. (33 credit hours-2 years) programs are competitively priced. For more information, and to apply, please go to our convenient online application: www.sbc.edu/graduate
Applications for MAT candidates will be accepted until March 1st, applications for M.Ed. candidates will be accepted until April 30th. For all other information, contact Shannon Beasley, Director of Graduate Recruitment-sbeasley@sbc.edu or Jim Alouf, Professor of Education, alouf@sbc.edu

http://discover.sbc.edu/graduate-program.php


SBC history class travels to Europe this summer

http://sbc.edu/news/sbc-history-class-travels-to-europe-this-summer/


Sweet Briar College offers Engineering camps for high school students in March ’16 and July ’16.  Students need to sign up early to ensure a spot.

http://oldweb.sbc.edu/engineering/explore-engineering-high-school-women


Feb. 17: PRSA (Public Relations Society of America) hosts ‘Saving Sweet Briar’ lunch meeting

http://www.dailypress.com/business/tidewater/dp-feb-17-prsa-hosts-saving-sweet-briar-lunch-meeting-20160203-story.html


The Virginia college that nearly imploded last year received a surge of applications

http://www.businessinsider.com/sweet-briar-college-received-a-record-number-of-applications-2016-2


Two Sweet Briar seniors stage their own story

http://sbc.edu/news/two-sweet-briar-seniors-stage-their-own-story/


FLOWERS FOR FRIENDS

Sweet Briar Business class is selling roses for Valentine’s Day.  Proceeds will go to RAINN (Rape Abuse and Incest National Network). To order go to

http://web.sbc.edu/flowers-for-friends/


If you are in the Greensboro, NC area, please stop by the Aquatics Center on February 12 through 14 and cheer on the Sweet Briar swim team.

http://www.odaconline.com/tournament/winter/swim/admission


Board Meeting – Friday, February 5, 2016

Photos courtesy of Alice Dixon

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Sweet Briar Day at the Potomack Company (thank you Elizabeth Wainstein) with Greater Washington, Northern Virginia, Hunt Country and Maryland alumnae. Alice Dixon, Debra Elkins and Katie Maxwell Schellhammer gave a great update. The DC Steering Committee arranged great food, drink and fun. So lovely to be surrounded by art.Susan Spurrell

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Alice Dixen (l) and Debra Elkins (r)

ALUMNAE ALLIANCE

The Alumae Allicance would like to remind you that the Elston Inn will make a great venue for your next family reunion, corporate meeting, weekend getaway, or wedding.

http://sbc.edu/elston/


The Alumnae Alliance is requesting that all alumnae sign up on Alumnifire.  Alumnifire is an alumni run social media platform to share and connect.

Below are instructions on how to connect and articles with more information on Alumnifire.

Getting started with Alumnifire

AlumnifireTutorialandHow-To


SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY

Submitted by Deirdre Conley and Joann Kramer

This high school spawned $2.5 billion worth of startup founders

http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2015/08/31/blue-apron-boxed-naturebox-founders-jp-stevens-high-school.cnnmoney/index.html?sr=recirc011916school0400story


Submitted by Deirdre Conley and Joann Kramer

George Washington University ditched the SAT and applications soared

http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/04/pf/college/george-washington-university-applications-sat/index.html?iid=hp-stack-dom


Posted on linkedin by Chris Svoboda: https://www.linkedin.com/hp/?_mSplash=1
Youngest Self-Made Female Billionaire Explains What Winning Is All About
At age 31, Elizabeth Holmes is the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire at $4.5B. Her uncle’s death from cancer moved her to develop a way to detect diseases earlier. She dropped out of Stanford and founded Theranos in 2003 to make cheaper, easier-to-use blood tests. With a virtually painless prick of the finger, her labs can quickly run a multitude of tests at a fraction of the price of commercial labs. “When you have passion, you will not back up when you get knocked down –and you will get knocked down – over and over again. That’s what winning is all about.”

Submitted by Deirdre Conley

Can Elizabeth Holmes Save Her Unicorn?

Submitted by Deirdre Conley

I’m a woman in tech but even I didn’t ‘Get It’ until this week

LIBERAL ARTS

Why kids – now more than ever – need to learn philosophy! Yes, Philosophy!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/02/03/why-kids-now-more-than-ever-need-to-learn-philosophy-yes-philosophy/

Letter: The study of foreign languages heart of a liberal arts education

http://www.inforum.com/letters/3938624-letter-study-foreign-languages-heart-liberal-arts-education


There’s a lot we’re not learning when we try to learn online

http://qz.com/594710/turns-out-some-subjects-really-cant-be-taught-online/


Bevin pushes for engineers over liberal arts scholars

http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/bevin-pushes-for-engineers-over-liberal-arts-scholars/article_364ecbe5-92f3-58f7-a5b7-331ad519ba75.html

Tom Eblen: Higher education is more than just ‘workforce development’

http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/fayette-county/article57518358.html

MSU president dismayed by Bevin proposal

http://www.dailyindependent.com/gallery/msu-president-dismayed-by-bevin-proposal/article_8b627286-c7d8-11e5-b65b-2f4bc9281973.html

Bevin’s funding plan criticized

http://www.kykernel.com/news/bevin-s-funding-plan-criticized-cartoon-headline-tag/article_615c64c0-c886-11e5-a24c-bf9d52df9f9a.html

Bevin shows no love to A&S students

http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/2016/02/gov-matt-bevin-shows-no-love-to-as-students/


A Not-So-New Deal for Higher Ed

http://freebeacon.com/culture/a-not-so-new-deal-for-higher-ed/


Four classes that show the value of the liberal arts

https://quickqualitypost.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/four-classes-that-show-the-value-of-the-liberal-arts/


Online education topic for Flagler community lecture series

http://staugustine.com/living/community/2016-02-01/online-education-topic-flagler-community-lecture-series#.VrVBvFgrLIU


REPORT: Students clueless about American government, history

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=7250


Do Prestigious Colleges Pay Off? It Depends On The Major

http://tcbmag.com/News/Recent-News/2016/February/Do-Prestigious-Colleges-Pay-Off-It-Depends-On-Th


Education proposals the opposite of ‘workforce needs’

Florida’s Rick Scott proposed charging higher tuition rates to liberal arts majors…

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002705525


Hardly Anyone Wants to Take a Liberal Arts MOOC

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-02-02-hardly-anyone-wants-to-take-a-liberal-arts-mooc


Liberal arts vital

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/feb/02/liberal-arts-vital-part-education/


Comment | Liberal arts and tomorrow’s workforce

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/2016/02/02/eku-president-liberal-arts-tomorrows-workforce/79713348/


The Great Lesson in Liberal Arts: What We can all Takeaway

http://www.saycampuslife.com/2016/02/03/the-great-lesson-in-liberal-arts-what-we-can-all-takeaway/


Liberal arts in the UK: how are students finding the model?

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/liberal-arts-in-the-uk-how-are-students-finding-the-model


Engstrom announces plan to strengthen liberal arts, recruitment at Mid-Year Update

http://www.montanakaimin.com/news/article_c172eb8c-cafb-11e5-a3c4-2791ab76fd58.html


THE MENA Summit: Call for liberal arts revival in Arab world

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/mena-summit-call-liberal-arts-revival-arab-world


Former Twitter CEO talks importance of liberal arts

https://www.michigandaily.com/section/news/dick-costolo-talk


In Defense of Small Things

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/02/05/small-things-are-what-often-make-liberal-arts-education-meaningful-essay


A case for the liberal arts

http://idahobusinessreview.com/2016/02/05/a-case-for-the-liberal-arts/


Committee plans new curriculum

http://www.guilfordian.com/news/2016/02/05/committee-plans-new-curriculum/


Partnership aims to provide students with real world business exposure

http://www.lvb.com/article/20160205/LVB01/160209910/partnership-aims-to-provide-students-with-realworld-business-exposure


$10 million gift for tech initiative brings De Pauw  to 85% of $300 million goal

http://www.bannergraphic.com/story/2274718.html


The Advantage of a Liberal Arts Living Space

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/caitlyn-mccain/the-advantage-of-a-liberal-arts-living-space_b_9160272.html


Hacking a Liberal Arts Education

http://www.thehoya.com/hacking-a-liberal-arts-education/

STEM

Universities to blame for the maths crisis among high school students

http://www.afr.com/leadership/universities-to-blame-for-the-maths-crisis-among-high-school-students-20160128-gmg3xp


Explorit: Insects inspire young engineers at Science Action Club

http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/news-columns/explorit-insects-inspire-young-engineers-at-science-action-club/


New club focuses on gender gap in technology

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/news/ct-arh-prospect-high-school-girls-who-code-tl-0204-20160130-story.html


Tech Women Triumph: Increasing Numbers, Supporting Girls’ Education, Transforming The World

http://www.genderavenger.com/blog/tech-women-triumph


Black History Month: Then and Now in STEM

http://www.blackenterprise.com/technology/black-history-month-then-and-now-in-stem/


This Company Is Making It Cool For Girls to Become Coders

TAMU committed to bring more women to STEM careers

http://www.kagstv.com/News/KAGSNews/ID/15715/TAMU-committed-to-bring-more-women-to-STEM-careers


Why is the pipeline leaking? Experiences of young women in STEM vocational education and training and their adjustment strategies

http://7thspace.com/headlines/523743/why_is_the_pipeline_leaking_experiences_of_young_women_in_stem_vocational_education_and_training_and_their_adjustment_strategies.html


Women should worry less about not having tech background when going into Stem

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500272223/Women-should-worry-less-about-not-having-tech-background-when-going-into-Stem


Kids should have a chance to learn to code

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/niamh-scanlon/kids-should-have-the-chance-to-learn-to-code_b_9137180.html


Group Offers Encouragement, Support to Women in STEM

http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/2016/group-offers-encouragement-support-women-stem


Solving the STEM conundrum: how to bridge the skills shortage

http://www.information-age.com/it-management/skills-training-and-leadership/123460880/solving-stem-conundrum-how-bridge-skills-shortage#sthash.wXVUT0tO.dpuf


Professor sets example as a woman in STEM fields

http://www.theshorthorn.com/news/professor-sets-example-as-a-woman-in-stem-fields/article_01efc514-c9fc-11e5-b1c5-170b870ce5fb.html


Covestro launches i3 STEM in Pittsburgh with its first Greenlight for Girls Day

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwgeeks/article/Covestro-launches-i3-STEM-in-Pittsburgh-with-its-first-Greenlight-for-Girls-Day-20160203


AAUW of Texas, TTU STEM Center to Host Dynamic Math and Science Conference for Girls

http://www.everythinglubbock.com/news/local-news/aauw-of-texas-ttu-stem-center-to-host-dynamic-math-and-science-conference-for-girls


Girls And Coding – Seeing What The Future Can Be

http://blog.ed.gov/2016/02/girls-and-coding-seeing-what-the-future-can-be/


VTC initiative aims to get more women in STEM fields

http://www.wcax.com/story/31131929/new-vtc-initiative-to-increase-women-enrollment-in-stem-fields


Leading more women towards STEM careers

http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/leading-more-women-towards-stem-careers


Fixing The Gender Gap in IT

http://www.blogher.com/fixing-gender-gap-it


‘On-ramping’ paves the way for women scientists, engineers to return to academia

http://www.washington.edu/news/2016/02/04/on-ramping-strategies-pave-the-way-for-women-scientists-engineers-to-return-to-academia/


As Calls Grow for More Women in STEM Fields, Sexual Harassment Complaints Increase

https://news.vice.com/article/as-calls-grow-for-more-women-in-stem-fields-sexual-harassment-complaints-increase


Five Students Pave the Way for Women in STEM and Earn $20K in Tech

http://www.justmeans.com/article/five-students-pave-the-way-for-women-in-stem-and-earn-20k-in-tech#sthash.SwbTpq3o.dpuf


WorldMatters: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

http://www.adn.com/event/20160204/worldmatters-women-science-technology-engineering-and-math


Women in STEM empower students at Mt. Hood

http://www.advocate-online.net/news/women-in-stem-empower-students-at-mt-hood-10977/


‘Teaching for America’: Galindo will speak in Washington at summit

http://www.valleymorningstar.com/premium/article_dd0da31a-cbc2-11e5-9553-5f69e5a4a298.html


Plugging the pipeline to advance women in STEM

https://www.siliconrepublic.com/discovery/2016/02/05/women-in-stem-sfi


If Technology Is a Labour of Love, why so Few Female Tech Execs?

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/lan-oconnor/female-tech-execs_b_9165924.html


Author Valerie Young presents ‘Impostor Syndrome’ at OU

http://www.oudaily.com/news/author-valerie-young-presents-impostor-syndrome-at-ou/article_029dec8e-cbe6-11e5-b1b5-8ba688f1025f.html


Girls Who Code: First summer immersion program coming to Atlanta

http://www.atlantaintownpaper.com/2016/02/girls-who-code-first-summer-immersion-program-coming-to-atlanta/


 

North state educator meet for STEM workshop

http://www.orovillemr.com/article/NB/20160204/NEWS/160209888


 

Australia’s new Chief Scientist speaks on techno-optimism, renewable energy, and encouraging STEM

http://theconversation.com/australias-new-chief-scientist-speaks-on-techno-optimism-renewable-energy-and-encouraging-stem-54231


 

Apr 16 – 17: USA Science & Engineering Festival promotes STEM with 3,000 Hands – on Activities, Shows, and Science Celebs

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160203006307/en/APR-16-17-USA-Science-Engineering-Festival-Promotes


 

 

 

STEAM

Take Students on a Journey of Creative Discovery with STEAM

http://elmers.com/blog/post/take-students-on-a-journey-of-creative-discovery-with-steam


Full STEAM Ahead: Why Arts Are Essential in a STEM Education

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/arts-are-essential-in-stem-mary-beth-hertz


SGS experiences STEAM Surge

http://www.madisonparktimes.com/Content/Schools-Youths/Kids-In-Motion/Article/SGS-experiences-STEAM-Surge/5/5/30403


STEAM Fair winners in Intel contest

http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/news/qatar/368650/steam-fair-winners-in-intel-contest


Concordia U. Portland Honors Education Leaders, Promotes STEAM

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160203006533/en/Concordia-U.-Portland-Honors-Education-Leaders-Promotes


District picks up STEAM, expands project-based program

http://www.candgnews.com/news/district-picks-steam-expands-project-based-program-90087


STEAM-tastic

http://pbcommercial.com/accent/features/steam-tastic

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

WT, A&M partner on vet school pipeline

http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2016-01-29/wt-am-partner-vet-school-pipeline#.VrUZT1grLIU


Notre Dame responds to Harvard education report

http://ndsmcobserver.com/2016/01/notre-dame-responds-to-harvard-education-report/


Study reveals stark contrast in trust of recruiters by region

http://thepienews.com/news/survey-reveals-stark-contrast/


Colleges adapt new strategies to get students

http://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/colleges-adapt-new-strategies-to-get-students/article_bdc20902-21f9-5f55-b1c9-05a6caa2dac7.html


Colleges adapt new strategies to get students

http://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/colleges-adapt-new-strategies-to-get-students/article_bdc20902-21f9-5f55-b1c9-05a6caa2dac7.html


Nation’s prominent public universities are shifting to out-of-state students

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/nations-prominent-public-universities-are-shifting-to-out-of-state-students/2016/01/30/07575790-beaf-11e5-bcda-62a36b394160_story.html


ISU aiming for more international diversity

http://www.idahostatejournal.com/members/isu-aiming-for-more-international-diversity/article_4ad28a61-cb7e-5207-94ad-604c16e99dd3.html


Applicants could use fresh approach to college rankings

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20160131/BLOG011/301319992/applicants-could-use-fresh-approach-to-college-rankings


Editorial: students should support tuition freeze

http://www.kykernel.com/opinion/editorial-students-should-support-tuition-freeze/article_e06432d0-c853-11e5-bf37-6fe7d0fcfdc3.html


U.Va. receives record number of Early Action minority applicants

http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2016/02/the-university-office-of-admissions-released-its-demographic-data-for-the-class-of-2020s-early-action-admission-offers


Beyond the Business School Model

http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2016/016416/beyond-business-school-model


Open house for prospective business and accounting graduate students

http://www.dailylobo.com/article/2016/02/2-mba-open-house


Major public universities ranked on shift toward out-of-state students

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/02/02/major-public-universities-ranked-on-shift-toward-out-of-state-students/


When are you officially committed?

http://www.thebatt.com/sports/when-are-you-officially-committed/article_28e2c502-ca94-11e5-85d2-e3cdffc97499.html


College Career Network Handshake Secures $10.5 Million in Series A Funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB)

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160203005570/en/College-Career-Network-Handshake-Secures-10.5-Million

and

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-02-03-student-professional-network-handshake-shakes-on-10-5-million


Invited to England – English universities increase their recruiting of European Union students

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/02/04/english-universities-increase-their-recruiting-european-union-students


The Syllabus: HBCUs are recruiting in Greensboro

http://www.greensboro.com/blogs/the_syllabus/the-syllabus-hbcus-are-recruiting-in-greensboro/article_cf47a8b5-121a-5bbb-901f-4d5a3ac19e93.html


With poor job prospects for Chinese students, is it still worth investing in a US education?

http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1909350/poor-job-prospects-chinese-students-it-still-worth-investing


UC expands its recruiting efforts targeting black and Latino students

http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-uc-diversity-20160205-story.html


Need to attract and retain foreign students

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/2016/02/05/need-attract-and-retain-foreign-students/79654066/


How this university is working to get more women of color into technology jobs

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-this-university-is-working-to-get-more-women-of-color-into-technology-jobs-2016-02-01


Are International Students in the Classroom a Win-Win?

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/world-view/are-international-students-classroom-win-win


Education revenue soars to become Australia’s $20 billion export

http://www.afr.com/news/policy/education/education-revenue-soars-to-become-australias-20-billion-export-20160203-gmke3k


Lawmaker criticizes ND higher ed for waiving tuition for international students

COLLEGE FINANCES

Walker vs. Legislators: Addressing student loan debt crisis

https://badgerherald.com/news/2016/02/01/walker-vs-legislators-addressing-student-loan-debt-crisis/


Fattah Highlights New GEAR UP Funding in FY 16 Omnibus Bill

http://news.sys-con.com/node/3659093


Blinn College – Brenham Receiving Nearly $900,000 In Training Grants

http://wtaw.com/2016/02/04/blinn-college-brenham-receiving-nearly-900000-in-training-grants/


WPI Awarded Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholar Award

http://www.golocalworcester.com/business/wpi-awarded-clare-boothe-luce-research-scholar-award


College Plans to Revitalize Teaching with Mellon Grant

http://amherststudent.amherst.edu/?q=article/2016/02/03/college-plans-revitalize-teaching-mellon-grant


Guest Commentary: Don’t make college free – Increase need-based aid

http://learninglab.wbur.org/2016/02/05/guest-commentary-dont-make-college-free-increase-need-based-aid/

AGRICULTURE AND HIGHER EDUCATION

INTAD students and grads hone skills for international workplace

http://news.psu.edu/story/390447/2016/02/03/research/intad-students-and-grads-hone-skills-international-workplace


Former Penn State extension employee creates scholarship for the College of Agricultural Sciences

http://www.collegian.psu.edu/news/campus/article_625a2966-c85e-11e5-ac3e-8f6abe9c66e8.html


 

Poet Wendell Berry bequeaths farming legacy to small Catholic college

http://www.religionnews.com/2016/02/05/poet-wendell-berry-bequests-farming-legacy-small-catholic-college/


 

Students learn urban farming with new MESA Community College degree

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/mesa/2016/02/05/mcc-introduces-new-degree-budding-urban-farmers/79023148/

 

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATIONS

Girls thrive in single-sex schools – and at last there’s proof

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/girls-thrive-in-single-sex-schools—and-at-last-theres-proof/


Mount A students speak out against potential cuts to women and gender studies program

http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/mount-a-students-speak-out-against-potential-cuts-to-women-and-gender-studies-program-1.2762066


Tech hosts Women in Higher Education Conference

http://www.dailytoreador.com/news/tech-hosts-women-in-higher-education-conference/article_e6389a96-c7ab-11e5-966b-ef8b831be011.html


On board: how universities are leading the way for female leadership

http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2016/jan/31/on-board-how-universities-are-leading-the-way-for-female-leadership


Ethiopia: Empowering Women Through Education

http://allafrica.com/stories/201602011180.html


Are American Haredi Women Leaning In?

http://forward.com/sisterhood/332586/are-american-haredi-women-leaning-in/


Women Outnumber Men in Higher Education Classrooms in Shandong

http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/features/education/1602/189-1.htm


Institutions, When Will You Open Your Doors?

http://www.brooklynrail.org/2016/02/criticspage/institutions-when-will-you-open-your-doors


Liberty and equality in education, health and wealth

http://www.thedailystar.net/supplements/25th-anniversary-special-part-4/liberty-and-equality-education-health-and-wealth-212023


Young men miss out as university gender gap remains at record levels

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/feb/04/young-men-miss-out-as-university-gender-gap-remains-at-record-levels


Business schools ‘must challenge leader stereotypes’

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/business-schools-must-challenge-leader-stereotypes


Demystifying the gender gap — Researchers explore why more women go to college than men

https://www.uiargonaut.com/2016/02/04/demystifying-the-gender-gap-researchers-explore-why-more-women-go-to-college-than-men/


OTHER

All-male Hampden Sydney starts projects but not looking to grow

http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_e421a2b5-f437-530b-b666-f2db4b322a3c.html


Watch – Wellesley students endorse Bernie Sanders

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/02/03/watch-wellesley-students-endorse-bernie-sanders/

Wesleyan Receives Record Number of Applications for Class of 2020

http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2016/02/01/2020applications/


After taking on long lines, Tapingo starts food delivery service

http://www.ocolly.com/news/article_c5253f7c-c629-11e5-8ad8-437b2b2beef2.html


Student diversity increased by 13 percent at OU’s education college

http://www.athensmessenger.com/news/student-diversity-increased-by-percent-at-ou-s-education-college/article_91d518ad-6c25-5b84-a68c-97368331064d.html


CABIN FEVER DEBATES OFFER NEW STUDENTS A CHANCE TO LEARN THE CRAFT

http://www.thenorthernlight.org/cabin-fever-debates-offer-new-students-a-chance-to-learn-the-craft/


Industry-backed PhD students ‘not staying in private sector’

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/industry-backed-phd-students-not-staying-private-sector


Fraternity to begin recruiting after suspension

http://www.berkeleybeacon.com/news/2016/2/4/fraternity-to-begin-recruiting-after-suspension


UCLA must aggresively recruit more diverse faculty

http://dailybruin.com/2016/02/05/ucla-must-aggresively-recruit-more-diverse-faculty/


Department of Defense Lifts Ban on Tuition Assistance for University of Phoenix, But The Institution Still Faces Issues

http://www.goodcall.com/news/department-of-defense-lifts-ban-on-tuition-assistance-for-university-of-phoenix-but-the-institution-still-faces-issues-04425


Navitas and WKU end their partnership

http://wkuherald.com/news/navitas-and-wku-end-their-partnership/article_08d595b6-cae2-11e5-84f3-dbd7729f7cba.html


U.S. lags behind in many areas of higher ed

http://www.theintelligencer.com/gallery/news/article_5cf68e66-c907-11e5-9249-a7b8c0944f88.html


Presidents of Small Colleges Bank on Fund Raising to Survive

http://chronicle.com/article/Presidents-of-Small-Colleges/235148


Diversity work is never done, panel says

http://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/34787


They took the test but into a selective college without sending scores

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/02/05/they-took-the-tests-but-they-got-into-a-selective-college-without-sending-scores/


 

 

 

 

EVENTS

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VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

Positive thoughts, prayers, and hugs are needed for Gwendolyn Hickey Babcock ’95 and her daughter Kaeden who is suffering from an undiagnosed brain disorder that triggers seizures often leading to respiratory arrest.  You may also donate to help out with the medical costs.

https://www.gofundme.com/kaeden?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=cta_button&utm_campaign=upd_n


From John Edward Ashbrook in regards to his history class traveling to Europe this summer.

Hello everyone. I have some current students who want to attend my summer abroad course on the world wars and the Holocaust. We will be visiting battlefields in France, Belgium, Italy, and Poland, and Dachau, Majdanek, and Auschwitz between June 6 and July 3. The problem is lack of funding. I suggested they speak with the financial aid office first. But if they cannot get funding in that way, does anyone in this group have suggestions about how they could raise the money by March 10 or so? The trip per student is $3000. Airfare is separate but running about $1200. SBC alumna and friends pay $3500. Any ideas or advice is much appreciated! Thanks, John Ashbrook, SBC HISTORY

 


 THE CHARITABLE VIXEN

Kari Shipley ’76 has a request to all alumnae:  Next time you buy water in bottles consider saving the bottle caps for CAPS OF LOVE, an American charity that funds children’s wheelchairs.  Please remember that the bottle caps must be separated by grade. Thank you!

http://www.capsoflove.com/

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Vixen Watch for February 6, 2016

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