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Farrell, Elizabeth F. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2002
Discusses the variety of efforts being made by some colleges to attract more females into the field of engineering; the discipline is trying to stress its social relevance, an important factor for many women. (EV)
Descriptors: College Students, Engineering Education, Females, Relevance (Education)
Suggs, Welch – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2001
A new book suggests that academically elite institutions may be sacrificing too much for the sake of their athletic programs. Research indicates that athletes as a group have lower test scores than other students. One of the principal problems is the way colleges commodify the recruiting process. A sidebar presents key findings about sports at…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Athletes, Athletics, College Students
Gose, Ben – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1997
Women are enrolling in college in greater numbers than men, but the imbalance is particularly acute at private liberal arts colleges. Administrators are concerned about implications for campus social life, athletic opportunities, and academic programs. Some colleges are trying new strategies to attract men. Critics are concerned about lowered…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, College Administration, College Environment
Lederman, Douglas – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
A survey of 203 colleges and universities investigated disparities in spending on men's and women's sports. Survey data on the distribution of men and women students and athletes and differential spending (amounts and percentages) on athletics scholarships, programs, and recruitment are displayed in tables and analyzed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Athletes, College Athletics, College Students, Females