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October 19, 2020

The Virus Moved Female Faculty to the Brink. Will Universities Help?

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Jillian Kramer, New York Times

The pandemic is a new setback for women in academia who already faced obstacles on the path to advancing their research and careers.  The pandemic has laid bare gender inequities across the country, and women in academia have not been spared. The outbreak erupted during universities’ spring terms, hastily forcing classes online and researchers out of their laboratories. Faculty with young or school-aged children — especially women — had to juggle teaching their students with overseeing their children’s distance learning from home. Many universities struggled to put meaningful policies in place to help faculty, especially caretakers and women.

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