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As wage gap narrows, women still among lowest paid members of society

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | April 2, 2012

Almost 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, women are still making on average 81 percent of a man’s median weekly earnings, according to the U.S. Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics. Inadequate legislation, patriarchal...

Sociology professor awarded highest honor at Pride Awards

By Felix Sarver | May 3, 2011

DeKALB | Kristen Myers, sociology professor and LGBT studies coordinator, was awarded one of the highest honors at the 17th annual Pride Awards Dinner on Friday.         Myers was given the Eychaner Award for faculty and staff members who have...