That's Dr. So-and-So to You

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Julianne Malveaux, former president of Bennett College (shown here at a panel in New York), feels strongly that if men's academic titles are used, women's should be, too. "I insist on equivalency," she says.

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Julianne Malveaux, former president of Bennett College (shown here at a panel in New York), feels strongly that if men's academic titles are used, women's should be, too. "I insist on equivalency," she says.

Julianne M. Malveaux recently threw what she termed a "hot tantrum" on Facebook after she received an e-mail from a co-worker that addressed a male colleague as "Dr." but her as "Ms."

Ms. Malveaux has a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, holds three honorary degrees, and recently stepped down as president of Bennett College after five years in office. "I don't mean to be picky or petty, but I do not know if it is gender, ignorance, or general