Gender Matters

Submitted on Thursday, 10/20/2011, at 8:58 AM

In 1962, Amherst hired Rose Olver, now the L. Stanton Williams '41 Professor of Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies, as its first female tenure-track professor. On Oct. 1 of this year, nearing the  50th anniversary of Olver’s arrival and facing the impending retirement and replacement of a large proportion of the faculty, the  college held a symposium titled “Half a Century of Women Teaching at Amherst: Gender Matters.” More than 150 people packed the Cole Assembly Room, including current professors, students, alumnae and 60 percent of the women who taught at Amherst between 1962 and 1983.

Kavita Ramdas talks about global feminism

Submitted by Rachel L. Tuchman on Tuesday, 9/28/2010, at 1:54 PM



This is an amazing short video from TED, which has great resources for discussions on global gender issues. She explicitly mentions the discussion on human rights as women's rights- so check it out!