The in-house legal department: Is it a woman's world?
In a forward-thinking state like Maryland, it’s disappointing that companies are behind the curve when it comes to making sure that their leadership is diverse.
PUBLISHER’S NOTE Dear Judge Avery, Judge Smith, Judge Barber, readers who have posted comments and those of you who have not written yet: We were wrong and we are sorry. It was never our intent to trivialize the accomplishments of women judges, and yet we did just that — and we did it at the […]
ANNAPOLIS — The U.S. Naval Academy’s class of 2016 is on track to have the largest number of female students in the academy’s history, the dean of admissions said Monday. Stephen Latta told the academy’s Board of Visitors that 295 females have accepted appointments. That’s about 20 more than the number that entered with the […]
EDGEWATER — Male crabs have their pick of mates in the Chesapeake Bay. A bay researcher says strict harvest restrictions designed to protect the bay’s crab population have pushed the ratio of females to males, also known as Jimmies, to nearly 3-to-1. Tuck Hines of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center says he plans to study […]
CUMBERLAND — A female Frostburg State University student charged with murdering another female student told police that someone else did the stabbing, according to court records released Monday. Fifth-year senior Shanee Liggins continued to be held without bail Monday after Allegany County Public Defender James Malone asked for a postponement of her bond review. “It’s […]
SAN FRANCISCO — IBM Corp. ushered in Virginia Rometty as the company’s first-ever female CEO on Tuesday, as Sam Palmisano stepped down from the position. Palmisano, who turned 60 this year, has been CEO for nearly a decade. He will stay on as chairman. Virginia “Ginni” Rometty, 54, is in charge of IBM’s sales and […]
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is moving at a historic pace to try to diversify the nation’s federal judiciary: Nearly three of every four people he has gotten confirmed to the federal bench are women or minorities. He is the first president who hasn’t selected a majority of white males for lifetime judgeships. More than […]
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appears ready to block a massive sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart on behalf of up to 1.6 million women, and that could make it harder for other workers nationwide to bring class-action claims against large employers. The 10-year-old lawsuit, argued in lively exchanges at the court Tuesday, claims that Wal-Mart […]
WASHINGTON — After two female social secretaries, the Obama White House has hired a man for the job. Jeremy Bernard, currently senior adviser to the U.S. ambassador to France, will trade Paris for Washington and take on the high-profile assignment, the White House announced Friday. That means he’ll be responsible for planning a variety of […]
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski will become the longest-serving woman in the history of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. Mikulski recalled in an interview that when she was first sworn in as a senator in 1987, the chamber was a “guys’ club” and that she and the other female senator at the time were […]