Vixen Watch for September 22, 2016

HAPPY THURSDAY AND WELCOME TO ANOTHER VIXEN WATCH. NEXT WEEK VIXEN WATCH SHOULD BE BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL SCHEDULE ON SATURDAY. THANK YOU. 

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WELCOME TO VIXEN WATCH WHICH INCLUDES NEWS AND ARTICLES ON SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE, LIBERAL ARTS, STEM, STEAM, COLLEGE FINANCE, AND MORE.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND START SAVING!
REUNION IS GOING TO BE JUNE 2 THROUGH 4 2017.  

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WOULDN’T YOU KNOW IT?  AS SOON AS I PUBLISHED THE LAST VIXEN WATCH I RECEIVED AN EMAIL ADVERTISING SWEET BRIAR PRESIDENT PHIL STONE’S YOUTUBE MESSAGE ‘OUR PATH FORWARD’.  IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET, GO TO THE SWEET BRIAR NEWS SECTION FOR THE YOUTUBE LINK.  

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PLANNING TO ATTEND SWEET BRIAR FOUNDERS DAY?
FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO 

http://sbc.edu/founders-day/ 

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SWEET BRIAR IS STILL COLLECTING CLASS NOTES.  IF YOU HAVEN’T SEND IN YOUR SUBMISSION YET, YOU STILL HAVE A FEW DAYS LEFT.  THE DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 25.  GO TO
HTTP://SBC.EDU/ALUMNAE-DEVELOPMENT/CLASS-NOTES/
AND REMEMBER – NO MORE THAN 75 WORDS.
EVERY CLASS WILL PARTICIPATE. 

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YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN
HELP WITH  THE RESURFACING OF THE TENNIS COURTS,  WHICH INCLUDES A COOL FUNDRAISER, IN THE ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE’ SECTION. 

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ARE YOU PLANNING A TRIP TO SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE? DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE EVENTS CALENDAR 
http://sbc.edu/featured-events/

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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE IS HIRING! 
FACULTY POSITIONS:
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (two positions)
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GOVERNMENT
INSTRUCTOR IN RIDING
STAFF POSITIONS:
ACCOUNTANT – STUDENT ACCOUNTS
CAMPUS SAFETY OFFICER
CATERING SUPERVISOR
COOK
DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT SERVICES
DIRECTOR OF ALUMNAE RELATIONS (Alumna preferred)
DIRECTOR OF SWEET BRIAR FUND/ANNUAL GIVING (Alumna preferred)
HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST
SENIOR ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE GO TO 
http://sbc.edu/human-resources/faculty-staff-job-openings/

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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR
SWEET BRIAR GO TO:
HTTP://SBC.EDU/ALUMNAE-DEVELOPMENT/VOLUNTEER/

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IF YOU PLAN A FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT SWEET BRIAR PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NEED APPROVAL FROM THE COLLEGE.  ALL FUNDRAISING EVENTS ARE TIED TO OUR ACCREDITATION PROCESSES AND THEREFOR NEED THE APPROVAL. THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO ENTER THE SYSTEM:
HTTP://SBC.EDU/ALUMNAE-DEVELOPMENT/GEOGRAPHIC-CLUBS-AND-EVENTS/
AND
HTTP://SBC.EDU/ALUMNAE-DEVELOPMENT/FUNDRAISING-FOR-SWEET-BRIAR/
IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTION PLEASE CONTACT DONNA DODD WHO IS THE CONTACT FOR ALL FUNDRAISERS DDODD@SBC.EDU

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FOR MORE FABULOUS INFORMATION ON SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE, ITS STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNAE VISIT THE FACEBOOK PAGE
HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SWEET.BRIAR.COLLEGE/

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SWEET BRIAR NEWS

President Stone’s Fall 2016 Update – Our Path Forward
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvkm11IUaQA&feature=youtu.be


New email threats disturb regional campuses
http://marlinchronicle.vwc.edu/?p=6377


BFA seniors present original dance, music, film and writing capstones
http://sbc.edu/news/b-f-a-seniors-present-original-dance-music-film-and-writing-capstones/


Washington and Lee’s ARDO CONSORT to kick off Gager community concert series
http://sbc.edu/news/washington-and-lees-ardo-consort-to-kick-off-gager-community-concert-series/


Sweet Briar exhibit focuses on former President Meta Glass
http://www.newsadvance.com/the_burg/artscene/sweet-briar-exhibit-focuses-on-former-president-meta-glass/article_7d6b39eb-6cf9-501d-983f-427d06af1d87.html


Founders’ Day weekend connects Sweet Briar traditions across the decades
http://sbc.edu/news/founders-day-weekend-connects-sweet-briar-traditions-across-the-decades/


FOR MORE SWEET BRIAR NEWS PLEASE VISIT    http://sbc.edu/news/

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

Posted on Facebook by Debra Elkins
We have another mystery at hand.  Do you know who these young women are?


Posted on Facebook by Claire Dennison Griffith
Great news to start this week at #SweetBriar! The Tennis Court Challenge has received another $50,000 gift along with a number of gifts from the student-led Phonathon last week, which gets us almost half way to our goal!! Please join us in serving up an ace for SBC! Make a gift at SBC.edu/gift by October 1st!
PS Congratulations to the Tennis Vixens in their 7-2 victory over Salem College.


Posted on Facebook by Kimberly J.Battad What a great idea!!!
OK vixen book lovers. I have been toying with the idea of a Sweet Briar book exchange of sorts. If you find a book you love and want to pass it along to another vixen to enjoy, sign your name in the book with your class year so we can all see where the book has traveled, etc. Would this be something anyone would be interested in?


Posted on Facebook by Relay For Life Of Sweet Briar College and Kayla Kishbough
Calling all ALUMS! We are looking to create a new Relay For Life campus logo, if anyone would like to help create a new logo please contact us to share some ideas!!! Can’t wait to hear all the wonderful ideas #sbcrelay
https://www.facebook.com/Relay-For-Life-of-Sweet-Briar-College-149497305261554/


Posted on Facebook by Mary-Celeste Slusser 
I came across the grant opportunity for women interested in post-undergrad/graduate education and thought I would pass it on
Career Development Grants Application Instructions
http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/career-development-grants/cdg-application/


Posted on Facebook by Cindy Conroy
Liberal Arts still matter
http://capecodtimes.com/article/20160920/OPINION/160929997

TOMORROW IS FOUNDERS DAY.
If you need more information go to http://sbc.edu/founders-day/
If you’re planning to attend Founders’ Day tomorrow grab your tray and lunch with students at our SBC Career Services get-together. It’s a great opportunity to meet students and provide helpful career advice. Everyone welcome! RSVP here.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4ba5a62b0-sbccareer


AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE
Critical need at Sweet Briar! We need your help!
The tennis courts at Sweet Briar were last resurfaced 12 years ago, but best practices among collegiate facilities call for resurfacing every 7 to 9 years. Maintenance was limited to patching any problem spots, but patching is not proper maintenance for the long term. As a result, water has penetrated many of the courts as far below the surface as 12 inches. This has caused foundational cracks, surface cracks, dead spots, and separation between the topcoat and the foundational layers of the courts. The courts now have to be rebuilt.

Rebuilding the tennis courts is a critical need for Sweet Briar not only for ODAC intercollegiate play but for rebuilding auxiliary revenue through camps and clinics in the off-season. Sweet Briar hosted a condensed version of Dennis van Der Meer’s adult tennis camp this summer; however, any expansion of the camps is in jeopardy due to the condition of the courts. The total sum needed for this project is $275,000. We have already received a $50,000 challenge gift from an anonymous donor to complete the rebuilding of the courts, and other donors have provided an additional $9,000 to date. Former tennis teammates are reaching out to each other to raise the remaining $216,000, but gifts are welcome from all of our Sweet Briar alumnae and friends. Work on the courts must begin before the winter months so that competitions and camps can resume in the spring; therefore, we must reach our goal by October 1, 2016. If the courts are not rebuilt in time for the spring season, our tennis team will have to hold its home matches at one of Amherst’s public schools.

If you have questions about this project or would like to make a gift of $10,000 or more, please contact Mary Pope M. Hutson ’83 at 434-381-6131. Click on the link for photos of the tennis courts in the latest Briar Wire.

BREAKING + BREAKING + BREAKING + BREAKING + BREAKING + BREAKING
When the College launched a campaign to resurface its tennis courts this summer, Sweet Briar graduate Amoret Thissell Jorgensen ’82 jumped into action. Sparked by an idea from Cindy Conroy ’74, she had already teamed up with Jane Sullivan ’78 to fund the perfect item: paper cocktail napkins bearing the Vixen logo, designed years ago by late athletics director Jennifer Crispen.
A package of 50 napkins sells for $20 each, and all proceeds will benefit the tennis courts. Jorgensen and Sullivan’s order of 720 napkin packages could raise $14,400 towards the $275,000 price tag — wow!
The Vixen napkins are available at the Book Shop now and online here:
http://shopsweet.sbc.edu/products/cocktail-napkins-50-count-with-crispen-vixen
Cocktail Napkins 50 Count with Crispen Vixen


DO YOU SHOP ON AMAZON? DID YOU KNOW A PORTION OF YOUR PURCHASE COULD GO TOWARD SBC? SIGN UP FOR AMAZONSMILE AND SELECT “SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE” AS YOUR CHARITY!
HTTPS://SMILE.AMAZON.COM/GP/CHPF/ABOUT/REF=SMI_SE_ABTPO_R_ABOUT_SMI

DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN MAKE A MONTHLY GIFT TO SWEET BRIAR?THE COLLEGE CAN SET UP A RECURRING CREDIT CARD PAYMENT FOR YOU OR YOU CAN EVEN SET IT UP THROUGH YOUR BANK. CALL 1-800-381-6131 TO GET THE PROCESS STARTED!
TO MAKE A GIFT NOW, VISIT SBC.EDU/GIFT.


To get the most out of Sweet Briar’s alumnae network go to
https://sweetbriar.alumnifire.com/

LIBERAL ARTS 

Why the failing liberal arts degree is a myth
http://www.ecampusnews.com/ed-tech-leadership/liberal-arts-degree/


Job wars – Why liberal arts grads are winning
http://www.investopedia.com/news/job-wars-why-liberal-arts-grads-are-winning/


Why switching to liberal arts was right for me
http://nique.net/opinions/2016/09/16/why-switching-to-liberal-arts-was-right-for-me/


Humanities lost
http://www.emissourian.com/opinion/editorials/humanities-lost/article_ac54c7f7-2760-554e-b355-ab5f96e30f1b.html


Liberal Arts, inflexible structures
https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/09/19/sustaining-liberal-arts-requires-organizational-restructuring-essay


Reminder – 20th anniversary of Liberal Arts designation
https://frontpage.gcsu.edu/announcement/reminder-20th-anniversary-liberal-arts-designation


The importance of preserving and promoting languages – A liberal arts perspective
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-zimmerman/the-importance-of-preserv_b_12088728.html?utm_hp_ref=college&ir=College


In a STEM loving world humanities still play a role
http://www.losaltosonline.com/news/sections/schools/210-school-features/53718-


A new culture of cooperation in academia is emerging
http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/09/21/494837130/a-new-culture-of-cooperation-in-academia-is-emerging


Liberal arts colleges ‘best for teaching satisfaction’
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/liberal-arts-colleges-best-for-teaching-satisfaction


The value of arts
http://cornellsun.com/2016/09/21/the-value-of-arts/


Developing self-driving cars will be easy compared to scaling the seminar
https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/developing-self-driving-cars-will-be-easy-compared-scaling-seminar


Brian Bordainick talks about relationship between liberal arts and entrepreneurship
http://www.lanthorn.com/article/2016/09/fredrick-meijer-speaker-brian-bordainick

STEM

Science Center pilots program aimed at engaging  high school students with STEM
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/09/prweb13689509.htm


Thailand – STEM hub seeks formula for better teaching, learning
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/STEM-hub-seeks-formula-for-better-teaching-learnin-30295586.html


STEM education doesn’t stem growth
http://daily-iowan.com/2016/09/19/stem-education-doesnt-stem-growth/


More than an academic bent
http://www.thestatesman.com/news/supplements/more-than-an-academic-bent/166007.html


Wissenschaft mach Spass – German scientists offer BPS students European look at STEM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-zimmerman/the-importance-of-preserv_b_12088728.html?utm_hp_ref=college&ir=College


Summit Technical Solutions, LLC celebrates 15th anniversary
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/summit-technical-solutions-llc-celebrates-200700938.html


Army recruiters swoop in to woo STEM students at Fort Mill High
http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/article103022757.html


Enrollment numbers slightly decline at ND colleges, universities
http://www.inforum.com/news/4119552-enrollment-numbers-decline-slightly-nd-colleges-universities


STEM education is vital – BUT NOT at the expense of humanities

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/stem-education-is-vital-but-not-at-the-expense-of-the-humanities/


Fear of a college educated barista
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/09/fear-of-a-college-educated-barista/500792/


STEM improves edification for all
http://triblive.com/opinion/letters/11181166-74/stem-education-schools

WOMEN IN STEM

Day in the life – Getting inspired by women in tech
http://www.forbes.com/sites/leahginsberg/2016/09/15/day-in-the-life-getting-inspired-by-women-in-tech/#4a1d6ac25898


On Ghostbusters and the way we see women in media
http://wesleyanargus.com/2016/09/15/on-ghostbusters-and-the-way-we-see-women-in-media/


Q & A – Sherri Brown, Monsanto scientist
http://www.agriculture.com/crops/qa-sherri-brown-monsanto-scientist


Women break barriers in engineering and computer science at some top colleges
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/women-break-barriers-in-engineering-and-computer-science-at-some-top-colleges/2016/09/16/538027a4-7503-11e6-be4f-3f42f2e5a49e_story.html
and
http://www.the-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20160916/AP/309169880/1/News02/Womenbreakbarriersinengineeringandcomputerscienceatsometopcolleges


Dear Congress – tomorrow’s STEM leaders need your support today
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/education/296193-dear-congress-tomorrows-stem-leaders-need-your-support-today


20 professional discussions Millennials should have with their mentors (Part 1)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julie-kantor/20-professional-discussio_b_12014872.html


Carnegie Mellon pushes for more women in engineering and computer science
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/09/16/carnegie-mellon-pushes-for-more-women-in-engineering-and-computer-science/


Closing the STEM gender gap
http://www.caller.com/opinion/forums/closing-the-stem-gender-gap-3c8e68ce-2934-264e-e053-0100007f4d05-393756441.html


More women pursuing degrees in science and engineering
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/09/16/more-women-pursuing-degrees-in-science-and-engineering/


I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want is a job in science, technology, engineering and math
http://www.derrynow.com/news/ill-tell-you-what-i-want-what-i-really-really-want-is-a-job-in-science-technology-engineering-or-mathematics/117700


Girls get hands – on STEM training at West Palm Beach event
http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/girls-get-hands-on-stem-training-at-west-palm-beac/nsZjX/


Airtel MD – Women must claim place in ICT sector
http://www.biztechafrica.com/article/airtel-md-women-must-claim-place-ict-sector/11758/


Senate committee to markup NASA authorization, inspire women bills
http://www.spacepolicyonline.com/news/senate-committee-to-markup-nasa-authorization-inspire-women-bills


Proportion of CMU women in undergrad engineering and computer science above national average
http://thetartan.org/2016/9/19/news/women


A new bill to stop rampant sexual abuse, harassment of women in STEM fields will be proposed this week
http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/09/jackie-speier-proposes-bill-to-stop-sexual-abuse-in-stem.html


‘Cards Against Humanity’ reopens STEM scholarship for women
https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/19/cards-against-humanity-women-stem-science-ambassador-scholarship/
and
http://www.htxt.co.za/2016/09/20/cards-against-humanity-to-fund-stem-scholarship-for-women/


Whurley helps in ITU and UN women’s global mission for gender equality
http://www.siliconhillsnews.com/2016/09/20/whurley-helps-in-itu-and-un-womens-global-mission-for-gender-equality/


UMASS – Lowell wins $3.5M grant for women in STEM
http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_30383974/umass-lowell-wins-3-5m-grant-women-stem


Bill to prevent sexual harassment in STEM fields could actually help in every area
http://www.thefrisky.com/2016-09-20/bill-to-prevent-sexual-harassment-in-stem-fields-could-actually-help-in-every-area/


$3,000 for 5 page essay on sexism in my Science Fiction
http://www.science20.com/physics_foundations/blog/3000_find_sexism_for_money-180439


Zambia – First lady calls for transformation of education sector
https://www.lusakatimes.com/2016/09/21/first-lady-calls-for-transformation-of-education-sector/


UAFS events tries to drum up STEM interest among women

http://www.swtimes.com/news/20160922/uafs-event-tries-to-drum-up-stem-interest-among-women


UM-Flint’s women of STEM – Bec Smith
https://news.umflint.edu/2016/09/21/um-flints-women-stem-bev-smith/


Connecting girls and their dreams
http://www.spartaindependent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20160921/NEWS01/160929970


Esty’s women’s entrepreneur act gets cleared for senate vote
http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Esty-s-women-s-entrepreneur-act-gets-cleared-9237211.php


Men in nursing face underrepresentation and stigma
http://www.dailytexanonline.com/2016/09/21/men-in-nursing-face-underrepresentation-and-stigma

STEAM

Acadiana Symphony connects science, music
http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/news/local/2016/09/15/acadiana-symphony-connects-science-music/90437726/


Interactive ArtPrize lab promotes STEAM education
http://woodtv.com/2016/09/16/interactive-artprize-lab-promotes-steam-education/


STEAM dissolves information privilege barrier between tech and art
https://www.siliconrepublic.com/discovery/steam-tech-arts-collide 


Crowdfunded kids toy teaches children to build and hack

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jack-choros/crowdfunded-kids-toy-teac_b_12037098.html


Ford encourages students to explore STEAM fields, providing inspiration with girls’fast track races
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160919006588/en/Ford-Encourages-Students-Explore-STEAM-Fields-Providing


Early childhood education conference focuses on technology
https://thetelegraph.com/news/89663/early-childhood-education-conference-focuses-on-technology


Column – Full of STEAM
http://www.summerlandreview.com/opinion/394340811.html

WOMEN’S COLLEGE

What I learned from studying in a women’s college
http://www.storypick.com/survive-college/


New prez takes the helm at Mills
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=71899 

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

College recruiters suggest applying early – for school and financial aid
http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/College-recruiters-suggest-applying-early—for-school-and-financial-aid-393629801.html


SIU chancellor optimistic about university’s future
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/siu-chancellor-optimistic-about-university-s-future/article_a7275133-12b0-5f2f-9b45-584209ff3c21.html


ITT Tech students weigh tough choices, mostly on their own
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/itt-tech-students-weigh-tough-choices-mostly-on-their-own-228347


ITT Tech students put focus on future
http://highlandsranchherald.net/stories/ITT-Tech-students-put-focus-on-future,235698


Enrollment drops at the College of DuPage
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160919/news/160918762/


Public colleges see mixed results as fall enrollment numbers come in
http://www.telegram.com/news/20160919/public-colleges-see-mixed-results-as-fall-enrollment-numbers-come-in


Bethel looks at ways to improve enrollment after 2016 number dips
https://www.bethelks.edu/news-events/news/post/5373/


UNH must think it’s competing with Dartmouth in recruiting students
http://www.sentinelsource.com/opinion/editorial/unh-must-think-it-s-competing-with-dartmouth-in-recruiting/article_84ac634f-c4fe-5716-90ab-3c2305eb7078.html


Municipality working to retain International students
http://blackburnnews.com/chatham/chatham-news/2016/09/21/municipality-working-retain-international-students/

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

UofA fails to participate in program that ranks sustainability efforts
http://www.uatrav.com/news/article_6efb85e4-7ce9-11e6-8e4d-bf4c3061d5f3.html


Farm to cafeteria table
http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/news/food/article_d8cd699d-c320-5711-bb63-395a872f1b3a.html


Macomb Food Co-Op talks Farm to Table
http://westerncourier.com/36332/news/macomb-food-co-op-talks-farm-to-table/


Canada – New College Boreal agricultural technician program will train the next generation of farmers
http://www.northernontariobusiness.com/Industry-News/education/2016/09/New-College-Bor%C3%A9al-agricultural-technician-program-will-train-the-next-generation-of-farmers.aspx


UMass achieves gold standard for sustainability
http://www.proudgreenbuilding.com/news/umass-achieves-gold-standard-for-sustainability/

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

Colleges’ assessment of scholarships can set back students in need
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2016/09/16/Colleges-financial-practices-can-hurt-students-in-need-loans-scholarships/stories/201609160079


Student debt is tied to lower grades among college students
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/09/19/student-debt-is-tied-to-lower-grades-among-college-students/


Study – Students who get this type of financial aid do best in college
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/study-students-who-get-this-type-of-financial-aid-do-best-in-college/article/2602221


Colleges that claim to meet full financial need
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/2016-09-19/colleges-that-claim-to-meet-full-financial-need


For profit colleges – are you being ripped off?
http://www.nextadvisor.com/blog/2016/09/21/for-profit-colleges-are-you-being-ripped-off/

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

UK – Gender gap in higher education is bigger than ever as 25% more girls than boys now go to university
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3792014/Gender-gap-higher-education-bigger-25-girls-boys-university.html


Ireland – Gender pay gap Ireland wider for women with degree
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/gender-pay-gap-ireland-wider-for-women-with-degree-421317.html


Education as resistance
http://columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2016/09/16/education-resistance


Israel – Israeli women better educated than men – but earn less
http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-women-better-educated-than-men-but-earn-less/


Turkey – Turkey among lowest in spending per students – OECD
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-among-lowest-in-spending-per-student-oecd.aspx?pageID=238&nid=103945&NewsCatID=341


Women earned majority of doctoral degrees in 2015 for 7th straight year and outnumber men in grad school 134 to 100
http://www.aei.org/publication/women-earned-majority-of-doctoral-degrees-in-2015-for-7th-straight-year-and-outnumber-men-in-grad-school-134-to-100/


Women earned majority of doctoral degrees in 2015 for 7th straight year and outnumber men in grad school 135 to 100
http://www.aei.org/publication/women-earned-majority-of-doctoral-degrees-in-2015-for-7th-straight-year-and-outnumber-men-in-grad-school-134-to-100/


America has always seen ambitious women as unhealthy
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2016/09/hillary_clinton_is_just_the_latest_ambitious_american_woman_to_be_accused.html


Canada – Wage gap between Canadian men and women narrows with education – OECD study
http://www.crcconnection.com/2016/09/17/wage-gap-between-canadian-men-and-women-narrows-with.html


How the feminist rule on campus hurts men
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/29070/


Male students most hurt by ‘sophomore slump’
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/male-students-most-hurt-sophomore-slump


Local non-profit empowers women to pursue higher education
http://www.kvoa.com/clip/12740280/local-non-profit-empowers-women-to-pursue-higher-education


Gender equity in the workforce – a global issue
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/helen-drinan/gender-equity-in-the-work_b_12100014.html


Hong Kong v-c: staff ‘shrugged shoulders’ on gender equity
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/hong-kong-v-c-staff-shrugged-shoulders-gender-equity


U.N women, global universities take aim at campus sexual assault
http://europe.newsweek.com/un-global-universities-take-aim-campus-sexual-assault-500736


Cameroon – How Catholics brought women’s equality to a Cameroon clan
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/catholicnews/2016/09/how-catholics-brought-womens-equality-to-a-cameroon-clan/


Editorial – Lawsuit highlights systematic problems in higher education
http://www.iowastatedaily.com/app_content/article_18033ffa-8029-11e6-addd-c738fb6e7221.html

OTHER

GM wants ‘Women in Business’
http://hillsdalecollegian.com/2016/09/gm-wants-women-business/


‘Make Lindsborg white again’ – Racist chalk messages mar small liberal arts college in Kansas
http://www.businessinsider.de/racist-chalk-messages-appear-at-bethany-college-in-kansas-2016-9?r=US&IR=T


How Corinthian colleges, a for profit behemoth, suddenly imploded
https://www.revealnews.org/article/how-corinthian-colleges-a-for-profit-behemoth-suddenly-imploded/


Students reject move to standardize undergraduate course requirements
http://cornellsun.com/2016/09/20/students-reject-move-to-standardize-undergraduate-course-requirements/


Divergent vision of success in higher ed
http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/colleges-universities-debt-success

EVENTS

Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country.  For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please checkhttp://sbc.edu/featured-events/ 

OCTOBER 20

Please Join RVA SBC Alumnae Club as we welcome Dr Lynn Rainville, Reserach Professor and Director of the Tusculum Institute, to Richmond to hear her speak on “Sweet Briar Founders: What’s Past is Prologue.” Registration begins at 11:30am. The program will last from 12-1pm.

Lunch Cost: $20 (includes lunch and program)

We will be selling Dr Rainville’s book, “Sweet Briar College” for $25! You’ll be able to pick it up and get it autographed at the lunch. Reserve your copy today!
*If you are unable to attend the lunch but would still like an autograph, please let us know and we will get an autographed copy to you.

You can use the links below to PayPal funds for Lunch and Book, or mail checks to 8602 Lonepine Rd, Henrico VA 23294. Please RVSP by emailing rva.sbcalumnae@gmail.com

Order Book by: Wednesday, September 21st:
(click link to order your copy)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/25

RSVP for Lunch Spot by: Monday, October 17th:
(click link pay and reserve spot)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/20

 

 

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Vixen Watch for September 22, 2016

2 thoughts on “Vixen Watch for September 22, 2016

  1. Laura Zak says:

    Hi, I don’t know if this is the appropriate place to pass along this info, but it has come to my attention that one of our members of the swim team (the captain, in fact) will be unable to attend the winter swim training trip due to lack of funds. Might you be able to pass this along to the correct forum to possibly find a sponsor for her to attend? Thank you so much. Laura Zak (mom of two current Vixens 😊)

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    1. Hi Laura,
      Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I will add this to the October 1 issue of Vixen Watch. It will be in the “Vixens Helping Vixens” section and I shall also mention it in the top section.
      In case you have a Facebook account, perhaps you could also post this on the Sweet Briar Alumnae Support page.
      Thank you
      Monika

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