A juggling act for women

8 03 2011

A recent report released by the White House shows women are making strides in higher education and the workplace, but still remain at a disadvantage.

Editor’s note: the story was originally published on the March 8 issue of The Whitworthian. The story is also available online.

By Kyle Kim

Although a recent federal study shows women outpacing men in college enrollment and graduation rates at all academic levels, the report also reinforces prevailing data on the existence of gender inequality for working women.

Federal data shows females will soon make up the majority of the workforce but the percentage of women working in high-wage fields traditionally dominated by men like management, business, finance, science, technology and engineering remains low.

The findings are part of a comprehensive report released Tuesday by the White House called “Women in America.” The report is a compilation of pre-existing data documented by various federal agencies outlining the state of income, education, employment, health and violence for American women.

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The Whitworthian bags seven Mark of Excellence Awards

24 04 2010
Update: The Society of Professional Journalists announced The Whitworthian the best all-around non-daily newspaper in the nation May 4, 2010.

I made an earlier post about whitworthian.com having received the coveted 2009 Associate Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award last fall (considered the most esteemed honor in student journalism comparable to a Pulitzer).

Now, the print counterpart has picked up seven Society of Professional Journalists‘ Mark of Excellence Awards 2010 for Region 10. Our newsprint was awarded first place for Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper, beating out runner-up Gonzaga University, and whitworthian.com received first place for Best Affiliated Website.

My pornography series was awarded third in the category of “Online In-Depth Reporting” while previous online editor, Jasmine Linabary, placed second for her ”The Women” series.

From a recent press release from my university:

“The second- and third-place finishes by Jasmine Linabary and [Kyle] Kim in the online in-depth reporting were especially noteworthy,” says James McPherson, associate professor of communication studies and adviser of The Whitworthian. “Both students did their comprehensive multimedia projects by themselves, using a wide variety of media tools. On the other hand, the winning project in the category involved the efforts of three faculty members and almost 30 students, most of whom were either law students or graduate students.”

And considering our publication of 15 editors and roughly 40 staff held our own compared to larger schools like the University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University and the University of Montana, I’d say we’ve made quite an accomplishment.








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