Climate, Clocks, and Kids!
When I received a notice from CSW about an upcoming workshop on time management, climate issues for female academics, and work/life balance, I was eager to attend. Anxiety among graduate students is endemic. Yet women have an added pressure. CSW Director Kathleen McHugh introduced this workshop, which is part of CSW’s new mentoring initiative, noting that the issue of women and family planning is a topic in academia that is not necessarily explored in the professional context. The question she asked of the speakers was: “How can one be an academic and have a life and family?” Together, the speakers answered this question with caution and hope.