university of california http://michiganradio.org en Gender inequality in the college party scene http://michiganradio.org/post/gender-inequality-college-party-scene <p>When you think of inequality in higher education, things like tuition, price of textbooks and food probably come up.</p><p>But what about inequality when it comes to the party scene in college?</p><p>A new five-year study found that if a young woman chooses the so-called "party path" rather than rigorous studying, and if she's from a working class or low-income family, the party path might not lead to a great college experience, or a promising career.&nbsp;</p><p>The research was done by sociologists Elizabeth Armstrong of the University of Michigan and Laura Hamilton of the University of California.</p><p>They've turned this research into a book, <em>Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality</em>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:30:02 +0000 Stateside Staff 16949 at http://michiganradio.org Gender inequality in the college party scene Former Governor elected to Dow Chemical Board of Directors http://michiganradio.org/post/former-governor-elected-dow-chemical-board-directors <p><a href="http://jennifergranholm.com/">Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm</a> has been elected to the board of directors of <a href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/dow/20110324005434/en">Dow Chemical</a>. The Midland-based chemicals industry giant announced Granholm&#39;s election today.</p><p>In a written statement, Dow CEO Andrew Liverus says Granholm will help the company as it pursues growth.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;Jennifer Granholm&rsquo;s experience and perspective will be instrumental as we continue to advocate for national and international policies that drive innovation, increase productivity, encourage investments in technology and create jobs.&quot;&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p>This has been a pretty busy week for the former governor. The <a href="http://www.pewtrusts.org/news_room_detail.aspx?id=329174">Pew Charitable Trust</a> announced this week that Granholm will serve as a Senior Advisor to the Trust&#39;s Clean Energy Program. She was also recently appointed to a public policy position at the <a href="http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2011/01/24/former-michigan-gov-granholm-to-teach-at-uc-berkeley/">University of California-Berkeley</a>.</p><p>Granholm served 8 years as Michigan governor.&nbsp; Her second term ended in January.&nbsp; Thu, 24 Mar 2011 17:09:58 +0000 Steve Carmody 1775 at http://michiganradio.org Former Governor elected to Dow Chemical Board of Directors