Gender issues

Common Data Set 101

The Common Data Set can be a great tool for researching colleges and universities. You can learn what a Common Data Set is by reading the post that I wrote yesterday: Researching Colleges With the Common Data Set Today I’m going to explore how you can use the Common Data Set to gain insights into […]

2Sep2010 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued

College Blog Roundup: Are Colleges Discriminating Against Girls?

When my daughter Caitlin was exploring colleges a few years ago, I worried that she would have to be more accomplished than the boys she was competing against to boost her college admission chances. As you’ll read in my college blog post for, Are Colleges Discriminating Against Girls, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights […]

8Nov2009 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued

College Admissions: Playing the Gender Card

When my daughter was looking at colleges I used to worry that Caitlin would get a raw deal from a school simply because she was a girl. At many liberal arts colleges, 60% of the students are girls and 40% are boys. Some college administrators believe that the tipping point is reached when women make […]

27Oct2008 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued
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After College: Women’s Work

Do young women who graduate from college get a raw deal in the business world? Well, the American Association of University Women found that men who are just a year out of college make 20% more than their female peers. And guess what? The women never catch up. As a group, women college students earn […]

1Sep2008 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued

Getting Into College: Playing the Gender Card

My daughter was a junior in high school when I read an op-ed piece in The New York Times that was written by a mother, whose daughter was upset that she had been waitlisted at one of the five colleges on her list. The essay grabbed my attention because the mother was hardly the average […]

12Jul2008 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued

Women College Graduates: Selling Themselves Short

If you’re a college coed or you’ve got a daughter in college like I do, the first annual poll of the expectations of graduating college seniors is going to be depressing. According to a new survey, female students expect to earn far less than young male graduates as they begin their careers. While 12% of […]

8Jul2008 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued