Too many Women…Not enough Men

No, I am not referring to the pool of single people over 35. Apparently this is also the case when it comes to college applications.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has begun examining whether selective colleges are discriminating against women in undergraduate admissions, as the rapidly growing proportion of female applicants threatens gender balance on those campuses.
Title IX Education Amendments of 1972, aka Title IX, and renamed in 2002 by President George W. Bush as the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, prohibits colleges and universities from discriminating against applicants based on gender.

Gail Heriot, a commissioner and a law professor at the University of San Diego, proposed that the Commission on Civil Rights evaluate this gender bias issue and they agreed.

The commission’s inquiry, which it calls the “FY 2010 Project on Sex Discrimination in Higher Education Admissions,” expects to determine if selective coeducational institutions, both private and public, are giving undue preference to male applicants to avoid becoming “too female.”


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