A panel of female university presidents were handing out some sage advice to women in academia at the Fourth Annual Forum on Women in Leadership this week, says The Chronicle of Higher Education's Jack Stripling. The gist of their recommendations was to: "Be on powerful committees that control money. Avoid petty disputes.

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