Labor & Work-Life Issues

Colleges Look for New Ways to Help Women in Science

After federal grants end, programs for female professors get creative

Daniel Sheehan for The Chronicle

Eve Riskin (second from right), who directs the U. of Washington's efforts to support female scientists and engineers, with colleagues from the university's Center for Institutional Change
January 24, 2010

When Linsey C. Marr was pregnant, she worried that temporarily scaling back her workload once her baby arrived could be perceived badly.

"I didn't want it to seem as if I was asking for a special favor from the department," says Ms. Marr, an…

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