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Men in “Feminine” Fields: The Glass Escalator Theory

There has been much news coverage concerning the concept of the “glass ceiling,” which describes the transparent promotion barrier facing minority ‒ particularly women ‒ workers. But a new, adjacent theory is starting to take hold. It’s called the “glass escalator” theory and it applies to men in traditionally “feminine” fields, such as nursing and elementary school education. In...

Rethinking Charity

Illustration: Rachel Cripps Walking from one end of town to another, one can’t help but notice the charity shops and signs that call out for attention with pride. Stopping by the Union, one will almost always bump into students holding little charity boxes in their hands, asking for spare change. Their smiles are bright, their compassion infectious – it is...

Kentucky Fried Chicken Without Chicken- It’s not Ideal

Illustration: Lindsey Wiercioch A great deal of careful consideration goes into a successful eatery. Location, staffing and decor are just a few items on a long list of necessary factors for an aspiring restaurateur or a franchisee. However, the most important element, the sine qua non of it all, is the food. When a restaurant lacks this last element, there’s no...

Word on the Street: Go to Tanon

Photo: Tanon Phon McLean is 15 minutes late to her interview with The Saint. She rushed into Tanon, complaining that the snow made her drive from Guardbridge take twice as long as usual. “My brake was not working,” she said as she turned on the heater in the 24-seat little eatery on Market Street. Phon, who welcomed me with a smile,...

Academic Women Here!

I was recently made aware of a booklet produced by the University – ‘Academic Women Here!’ on being a female academic at the University of St Andrews. Published in November 2017, the booklet aims to facilitate discussions about the career progression of women in academia by featuring a range of voices from the female St Andrews population. Grade 8...

New Company Saves High-skilled Jobs from Disappearing

In St Andrews, as at most renowned universities, research is an indispensable part of academic life as well as an important employer for the local economy. It was with alarm, therefore, that university administrators and lab staff learned of the decision last June by Sasol UK, a South Africa-based energy and chemicals company, to end its research work at the...

The Journey of Brora Cashmere

Illustration: Brora Twenty-five years ago, Victoria Stapleton’s parents bought an interest in a tweed mill in Brora, a small village in the Scottish Highlands with some 1,150 residents. She was asked to establish a Scottish textile shop beside the mill. Looking for classic cashmere knits to complement the tweeds, she accidentally met James Sugden OBE, then-runner of the finest cashmere...

Career is a Billiard Ball

Illustration: Cosette Puckett Some of us are blessed with having known our “true callings” since childhood. Some find them during secondary school, and some continue to explore various interests through their university years. Those of us who are less sure often end up pursuing a degree with which we are not wholeheartedly satisfied, or see our passions evolve after having committed...

Record-breaking Dow Jones Drop Erases Earnings

Illustration: Marianna Pantelli While 2017 marked a profitable year for a booming stock market which saw the DOW break record earnings, a sudden and severe drop in early February quickly erased the existing 2018 earnings. Reportedly, what makes this drop so notable is that it has been dubbed “the greatest single-day point drop in history during a trading day,” losing almost...

At the Top of 2018 Davos’s Agenda – Bridging the Gender Pay Gap

Striving for gender pay equality in a fractured world.