But the American Association of Colleges and Universities is still trying to boost the percentage of female undergraduates. This week I got a press release announcing that it was "significant progress" that women are now 60% of all undergraduates.
You can find all sorts of activities on AAC&U web site promoting education for women. But nothing on gender equity for males. I emailed the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of AAC&U and asked him what he thought the ideal ratio of male and female graduates would be. "I have no idea" replied Daniel F. Sullivan, President of Saint Lawrence College.
We have a good idea: 50-50. Since females and males are equally intelligent, why wouldn't you want your most talented students to have a college education? Very troubling that the national association leading America's colleges and universities has absolutely no commitment to gender equity.