Thursday, March 23, 2006

GENDER BENDER In today's Times, Jennifer Delahunty Britz, dean of admissions and financial aid at Kenyon College, writes:
We have told today's young women that the world is their oyster; the problem is, so many of them believed us that the standards for admission to today's most selective colleges are stiffer for women than men.
Is this really true? What's the evidence?

If admissions deans at elite colleges actually admitted to giving male applicants preferential treatment, there would be a public outcry. As well there should be.

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