To give the OP the benefit of the doubt that some intelligent discussion and conversation was the objective of initiating the thread, I will say this:
I can’t read the first full article as I don’t have a subscription to that news service. It is difficult to form an intelligent opinion on a half-viewed article, but without other corroboration, all I can say is that the secular media generally has displayed a very poor understanding of the workings of the Vatican and the Catholic faith. My first question would be, if it indeed is Pope Francis’ intention to bring more women into more prominent roles within the Church, why it would be from the laity, and not from female religious orders? Since the passing of the Blessed Mother Teresa, no nuns of her stature have emerged in leadership roles of service, so it may make more sense if Pope Francis were to designate a nun to some post of service rather than a female layperson. And a post of service can be anything in the established order of things that is already designated as appropriate for female religious – I’m not referring to female priests.
While I too am doing some head-scratching as to why the second article has anything to do with the first, I really don’t know what to say about innuendo on the internet. If someone’s application to a university was rejected, they have the right to know why. Spending some time in academia, it is my understanding that one person does not vet university applications – individuals employed by the university may review applications, but a board signs off on it, and an applicant's reference letters are checked. So, some people with personal agendas may have been boasting on the internet that they had more power than they did, or some injustices occurred. Either way, the individual’s spelling was horrible, and I fear for all if people who can’t spell get to decide who gets into university.