Category: Virginia Sapiro

Rob Portman fallout: How far is GOP from embracing gay rights?

March 16th, 2013 in 2013, Christian Science Monitor, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Virginia Sapiro 0 comments

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Virginia Sapiro, College of Arts & Sciences

As the Republican Party looks in the mirror in the wake of losing the presidential election last year, its assessment includes what to do about gay marriage, an issue the party has traditionally been against…

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“As Republicans struggle to regain their strength in the electorate, no doubt some portions of the party will similarly find reason to readjust some of their views on the social issues that have alienated important segments of the population.”

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50th Anniversary of “The Feminine Mystique”

March 12th, 2013 in 2013, Caryl Rivers, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Virginia Sapiro, WBUR 0 comments

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Virginia Sapiro, College of Arts & Sciences
Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

This week we feature a panel discussion presented by the Boston University College of Arts and Sciences, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan’s book “The Feminine Mystique.”…

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Let’s stick together: How couples go the distance

February 26th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jean Morrison, Newsmakers, Provost, Virginia Sapiro 0 comments

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Jean Morrison, Provost
Virginia Sapiro, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

After geologist Julie Pett-Ridge began a tenure-track job at Oregon State University in Corvallis, her ecologist husband Dana Warren received an offer from Colby College in Maine…

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Morrison: “The universities that solve the partner-hiring questions for outstanding candidates are going to have a competitive advantage.”

Sapiro: “If I found a partner of an employee or candidate who’s a really good scientist and clearly could support himself or herself on grants, that makes it a lot easier to develop a soft-money position.”

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Tracing the History of the Female Vote

August 23rd, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, The Takeaway, Virginia Sapiro 0 comments

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Virginia Sapiro, College of Arts & Sciences

When we think of women’s voting history, we tend to align our thoughts with huge moments in women’s rights history that affected the way women went to the polls…

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