Commentary in the Chronicle reminds us that the reasons for encouraging more Americans to undertake college work go far beyond workforce needs.
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May 03, 2011
April 28, 2011
The AAUW is unhappy with my Inside Higher Education commentary lamenting the closure of the investigation into college admissions preferences granted to men. Lisa Maatz from the AAUW offers up their side, denying that discrimination exists. Really? Even though countless admissions directors at priv...
April 22, 2011
I explore the implications in a commentary for Inside Higher Education.
April 18, 2011
That's the headline for this commentary. But actually, at many private colleges, it is.
April 11, 2011
University of San Diego law professor Gail Heriot, as a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, persuaded the commission to undertake an investigation of college admissions bias favoring men. And she fought to keep the investigation alive when investigators argued to abandon the probe, saying...
April 10, 2011
College enrollment data for 2010 high school graduates: 74 percent of females, 62.8 percent of men.
April 08, 2011
Commission member Gail Heriot from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights fell short in her bid today to revive the investigation into college admissions bias against women. The official reason: the data received from colleges was apples and oranges. I've asked to interview Heriot for the blog. I'll g...
April 07, 2011
Tomorrow, members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will consider a motion to revive the recently abandoned attempt to investigate college admissions bias against women (to draw in more men, even if they are less qualified). This issue contains some odd politics. On one hand, young men certai...
April 05, 2011
No "social engineering" needed at this point, advises the university president. But it could happen. That's a great euphemism -- "social engineering." First time I've heard that. Makes it sound like DePauw might execute a really cool science experiment. In fact, that's just a code phrase for disc...
March 18, 2011
As Richard Kahlenberg points out in the Chronicle, the issue of colleges reaching deeper into their applicant pools to draw in male candidates muddies the political waters. The groups you would expect to complain the loudest about discrimination against women -- national feminist groups and the Amer...