Q&A: Tina Lu, Future Head of Yale’s Historic Pauli Murray College

Appointed as the first Head of Pauli Murray College in July, Yale Professor Tina Lu talked to Ms. about role models, history, scavenger hunts and the excitement and challenges of her upcoming role.

In Mocking Rape Culture, My University Revealed Our Own

In mocking the sexual assault scandal at a rival school, WKU students revealed that rape culture is very much present at ours.

Gender, Class and Incarceration

More and more women with economic and social advantages are attending institutions of higher learning—but women without those advantages increasingly find themselves in penal institutions.

The White Knights of the First Amendment

Men’s Rights Activists use the First Amendment to protect their ability to harass and discriminate against women. Now, extremists on campuses across the country are using the same tactic.

We’re No Angels

Becoming a more visible advocate for girls and young women has taught me a great deal. As it turns out, I’m still no angel. But I have come to realize that that might just be a good thing.

How a Documentary Is Putting a Stop to Campus Sexual Assault

The article below was first published in the spring 2016 issue of Ms. Subscribe today to read more about campus rape, along with a profile of Lupita Nyong’o, the women taking on climate change and much more. When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wanted to seal the deal last summer on his groundbreaking campus anti-rape bill, “Enough Is Enough,” he […]

4 (Intersectional!) Ways to Stop Campus Sexual Assault

Over the past few weeks, news of a 500-word essay assigned as punishment for sexual assault at Gustavas College in Minnesota and of a series of sexual harassment charges filed against faculty at UC Berkeley have put campus sexual violence back in the national spotlight. These stories have focused on how Title IX—the federal law that prohibits […]

The Woman Who Revolutionized Campus Life for Female Students

When Mary Bunting began her academic career in 1937, women like her had limited opportunities in a higher education world dominated by men. By the time she retired five decades later, many of the nation’s elite universities—including Harvard, Yale, Princeton and the service academies—had gone coeducational, due largely to Bunting’s transformative advocacy for women in […]

How to Make Campus Violence-Prevention Programs Better

Colleges and universities are rushing to find quick fixes for the alarming levels of campus violence. Campus officials know the data from the recent Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation poll: around 25 percent of college women experience an unwanted sexual incident before graduation. To keep students safe, avoid lawsuits and retain federal grant dollars, many colleges and […]

Rutgers Surpasses $2 Million Mark for Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair

Reprinted with permission from Rutgers Today A little more than a year after launching a campaign to create an endowed chair in honor of modern American feminist Gloria Steinem, Rutgers University officials announced they have surpassed the $2 million mark in donations. The funds, totaling $2.1 million from more than 250 individuals and 12 foundations, put […]