8 July 2006
Shootout at Gender Gap
The title of this New York Times piece is "At Colleges, Women Are Leaving Men in the Dust," and while I have no particular reason to question this assertion generally, writer Tamar Lewin backs it up rather peculiarly:
At Harvard, 55 percent of the women graduated with honors this spring, compared with barely half the men.
The author doesn't explain exactly what "barely half" means, but gosh, this must mean a disparity of at least 3 or 4 percent!
Whether there's also some grade inflation at work here is left as an exercise for the (non-Harvard) student.Posted at 7:46 PM to Say What?