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Animated chart of the day: The remarkable story of female success in US higher education – Publications – AEI

AEI Animated chart of the day: The remarkable story of female success in US higher education The animated “bar chart race” visualization above shows the remarkable rise of women in American higher education over the last 70 years, with projections for the next decade from the Department of Education, for the female share of colleges degrees (Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctor’s) annually from 1950 to 2029. Here are some observations: 1. The female share of...

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Title IX updates: Clemson closed, new investigations open at Univ. of Minnesota and Rochester Institute of Technology – Publications – AEI

AEI Title IX updates: Clemson closed, new investigations open at Univ. of Minnesota and Rochester Institute of Technology Here are some updates on my efforts to advance civil rights for all in higher education by exposing the clear double-standard for enforcing Title IX’s clear prohibition of discrimination based on sex, whether it’s discrimination against females (strictly enforced) or males (often not enforced). 1. The District of Columbia Office for Civil Rights (OCR) closed my...

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Quotation of the day on radical egalitarianism in higher education and the revolt of the mediocre many against the excellent few . . . – Publications – AEI

AEI Quotation of the day on radical egalitarianism in higher education and the revolt of the mediocre many against the excellent few . . . . . . is from Bret Stephens op-ed in the New York Times — “Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Excellence“: Anyone who has followed the news from college campuses over the past few years knows they are experiencing forms of unrest unseen since the late 1960s. Now, as then, campuses have become an arena for political combat. Now, as then, race is a...

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Colleges profess commitment to diversity & inclusion, except when they practice uniformity & exclusion at commencement – Publications – AEI

AEI Colleges profess commitment to diversity & inclusion, except when they practice uniformity & exclusion at commencement The Venn diagram above was inspired by Tammy Bruce‘s op-ed in the Washington Examiner “A new folly of identity politics: ‘Separate but equal’ commencements,” here’s a shortened version: During commencement season, young people across the country enjoy the ceremony marking the completion of their college career, attaining...

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Venn diagram of the day on universities’ simultaneous embrace of social justice/inclusion and elitism/exclusion – Publications – AEI

AEI Venn diagram of the day on universities’ simultaneous embrace of social justice/inclusion and elitism/exclusion The Venn diagram above was inspired by an Inside Higher Ed interview with Georgetown professor Jason Brennan and Phillip W. Magness, senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research about their new book “Cracks in the Ivory Tower: The Moral Mess of Higher Education“: Q: With “moral mess” in the subhead of your book, I have to...

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Heather Mac Donald on how the new ‘adversity score’ = a backdoor to racial quotas in college admissions – Publications – AEI

AEI Heather Mac Donald on how the new ‘adversity score’ = a backdoor to racial quotas in college admissions From Heather Mac Donald’s City Journal article “Grievance Proxies” (italics added): For decades, the College Board defended the SAT, which it writes and administers, against charges that the test gives an unfair advantage to middle-class white students. No longer. Under relentless pressure from the racial-preferences lobby, the Board has now caved to the...

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Don’t let students run the university….. – Publications – AEI

AEI Don’t let students run the university….. …. is the title of an excellent article in The Atlantic by Tom Nichols, author of “The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters,” here are some money quotes: College students trying to get professors [like Camile Paglia and Sam Abrams] fired because they don’t like their views isn’t activism – it is preening would-be totalitarianism. If college is to become something more than a...

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Chart of the Day: Female shares of BA degrees by major, 1971 to 2017 – Publications – AEI

AEI Chart of the Day: Female shares of BA degrees by major, 1971 to 2017 The chart above displays the female shares of US bachelor’s degrees annually from 1971 to 2017 for the 16 major academic fields according to data the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. A few observations and comments: 1. In 2017, women earned 61% or more of the bachelor’s degrees in 9 out of the 16 academic fields: Health Professions (84.1% and the greatest gender...

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Quotation of the day on the punishing of dissident college professors in the Soviet tradition…. – Publications – AEI

AEI Quotation of the day on the punishing of dissident college professors in the Soviet tradition…. ….. is from Samuel J. Abrams writing in Minding the Campus — “The Looming Danger for Dissident Professors“: It became unambiguously clear in 2018 that I became persona non grata at Sarah Lawrence College after I wrote in The New York Times that I was concerned about the ideological imbalance of extracurricular programming at both Sarah Lawrence and around the...

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Kudos to Prof. Sam Abrams, heroic champion of academic viewpoint diversity fighting ideological bullying – Publications – AEI

AEI Kudos to Prof. Sam Abrams, heroic champion of academic viewpoint diversity fighting ideological bullying Last October, Sarah Lawrence University professor of politics Sam Abrams (and American Enterprise Institute visiting scholar) brave politically incorrect advocate of viewpoint and intellectual diversity on college campuses, had the temerity to publish a fact-based, empirically-supported op-ed in the New York Times titled “Think Professors Are Liberal? Try School...

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