Richard Whitmire’s “Coverage” of Gender Imbalance Issues on College Campuses:

Richard Whitmire, popular journalist for USA Today, has taken it upon himself to delve into the “gender imbalance” issue on college campuses.  In his 2008 article, “A Tough Time to Be a Girl: Gender Imbalances on College Campuses,” which appeared in the Chronicle for Higher Education, Whitmire chose JMU has its subject of study. The […]

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WMST/ISAT 485: Gender and Science—A Cross-Listed Course that Crosses the Boundaries of Gender Norms in the Sciences

This semester Dr. Louise Temple (ISAT) and Alysia Davis (WMST) “team-taught” a cross-listed Women’s Studies/ISAT course called Gender and Science.  I met with these professors to ask them a few questions about their unique course and teaching strategy that combines two groups of students from different schools of thought. The course is focused on the […]

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Women in Motion: The Morrison-Bruce Center for the Promotion of Physical Activity for Girls & Women

Kinesiology is an area of study that is often considered male-oriented, but on this campus, a center has been created that reaches out specifically to women in campus and in the community to get involved in physical activities in their daily lives and careers. The Morrison-Bruce Center (MBC) holds several fund-raisers and events throughout the […]

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“If feminism is dead why are people trying so hard to kill it?” Feministing with Jessica Valenti: A Lecture on Purity, Sexism, and Activism

Jessica is what all of us feminist’s aspire to be. Her voice hasn’t just been heard but people are listening! The room was packed. On April 7th in Health and Human Services JMU had the honor of having Jessica Valenti speak at our university. You could feel the eagerness of fellow feminists in the room. […]

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