The Daily Squeeze: Teen Divorce Rates, German Professors, David Spade’s Child, And Female Authors

  • A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that 48 percent of those who marry before 18 are likely to divorce within 10 years. Good luck, Bristol and Levi! [NY Times]
  • Germany’s Education Ministry is giving extra funding to universities that employ more female lecturers and professors because only one in six professors is a woman. We wonder whether the female professors get paid the same as the male ones. [Spiegel]
  • In addition to working for her parents company, royal girlfriend Kate Middleton is on a charity committee organizing a “rollerdisco.” [The Guardian, U.K.]
  • Playboy Playmate Jillian Grace gave birth to David Spade’s daughter August 26. [UPI]
  • The recipients of the 14th annual Ronna Jaffe Foundation’s awards for women writers in the early stages of their careers were just announced. Set up a Google alert so you can buy their books as soon as they’re published — Rivka Galchen, author of this year’s wonderful novel Atmospheric Disturbances is a past winner. [AP]