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May 03, 2010

Unanticipated Impact of Gender Imbalanced Campus

For my book research, I visited the University of Maine at Farmington to take a look at what happens to campuses that become more than two thirds female. I still remember the dorm tour when I popped into a room where three guys were snacking and playing video games. What's it like for guys here? I ...

April 20, 2010

Title IX Changes

Applause all around for the administration for its decision to return to truer accounting on Title IX. It's an opportunity to quit pretending what this issue is all about. Many of these universities are in trouble with athletics not because they offer unequal athletic programs but because their of...

April 20, 2010

Women Passing Men in Advanced Degrees

This article from the Associated Press lays out the numbers. Census is usually a bit behind in the numbers -- this has been known for some time. What's interesting is the argument from NOW. Women flock to college because of pay discrimination? That's a new explanation for the campus gender imbalan...

February 19, 2010

Do Boys Really Need College?

I say they do. Like it not, college is the new high school. Nearly all decent-paying jobs require some study after high school. And yet there are many out there who disagree, making the argument: Do we really need more degreed hamburger flippers? This National Review writer takes exception to the r...

February 18, 2010

Eastern Illinois University Grapples With the Gender Gaps

Why, asks the campus reporter, do these gender gaps exist? What strikes me is how little the education professors there have even thought about the question. Their speculations weren't rooted in the reality that this is a relatively recent phenomenon. That's because there's no real national researc...

February 09, 2010

USA Today On the College Gender Gaps

This Q&A with me appears in today's paper.

January 26, 2010

Gender Gaps Leveling Off

That's the good news from the American Council on Education's Gender Equity in Higher Education report (available for purchase through ACE) but written about in today's Inside Higher Education and USA Today. The fact that gender gaps have leveled off is not surprising. Given the "man-cession" where...

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