News of the WeekWOMEN IN SCIENCE

College Heads Pledge to Remove Barriers

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Science  02 Feb 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5505, pp. 806
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5505.806A

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BOSTON-- The leaders of nine top U.S. research universities this week pledged to smash the glass ceiling that hinders women from advancing at their institutions. Meeting on Monday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the all-male group stopped short of setting a specific agenda but acknowledged that women face greater obstacles in climbing the academic ladder.